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How did you know that the "CDI" VBIs that I posted were by Cassette Duplicators? Do you happen to have any copies of Willy the Sparrow or The Little Fox that were duplicated by Cassette Duplicators as mentioned on the label? Also, how did you know that the stickers on 2007-2008 Paramount demo tapes were by Crest Cassette Corporation? --TheVideoLover (talk) 04:01, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

  • It was either that or Custom Duplication Inc., as both had the CDI initialism. The fact that Cassette Duplicators was in Utah was pretty much a dead giveaway to me, as those tapes with the CDI VBIs you posted included one from conservative-leaning NRA. As for Crest, the name was pretty much on the sticker. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 13:21, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

Disney Summer Fun (1994)[edit]

According to an advertisement of this promotion which I looked up on a Billboard Magazine issue dated May 1994, I noticed that the Ariel's Undersea Adventures tape "Vol. 3: Double Bubble" wasn't included. And the copy of "Vol. 3: Double Bubble" that I own was pressed on November 15, 1993, although my copies of "Vol. 1: Whale of a Tale", "Vol. 2: Stormy, the Wild Seahorse" and "Vol. 4: In Harmony" were pressed in May 1994. While I do know that "Vol. 5: Ariel's Gift" was included in the promotion, my copy of that one was pressed on October 12, 1993, meaning my copy was a slightly earlier pressing of that tape (pressed over three weeks before the tape's original November 5, 1993 release date).

Was "Vol. 3: Double Bubble" discontinued sometime in 1994, or did it remain in print after 1994 and Disney just chose to not include this tape in the promotion? 17:17, 15 September 2023 (UTC)

Videocassette Duplication Systems[edit]

In your opinion, which videocassette duplication system do you like more in terms of audio and video quality? The Sony Sprinter high-speed duplication system or the Otari thermal magnetic duplication (TMD) system? 12:15, 20 September 2023 (UTC)

What catalog number could "Billie Jean King: Tennis Everyone" have been for?[edit]

It was released by Magnetic Video in 1980. --Vahan Nisanian (talk) 19:09, 17 October 2023 (UTC)

  • I wish I knew. As it stands, the only way to be sure is if a live specimen shows up on, say, eBay. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 22:44, 17 October 2023 (UTC)

Video Treasures, Inc.[edit]

I read on an issue of Billboard Magazine published in May 1987 that Video Treasures, Inc.'s agreement with Hal Roach Studios was supposed to expire in three years. Yet, I myself happen to own VHS copies of "It's a Wonderful Life (Colorized)" and "Laurel & Hardy in Way Out West (Colorized)", both pressed by Technicolor Videocassette, Inc./Video Services. My copy of the former was pressed in September 1993, although my copy of the latter (which I assume was pressed between 1993-1994) just has a barcoded sticker and no press date. That leads me to this question - did Video Treasures suddenly extend their agreement with Hal Roach Studios at some point? 12:05, 27 October 2023 (UTC)

Burbank Video[edit]

Uh, what proof do you happen to have of some Burbank Video tapes pressed in 1992, 1993 and 1994 being duplicated by Allied Film & Video Services? 12:23, 30 October 2023 (UTC)

  • A few Burbank tapes I happened across at Goodwill had printings similar to those on my Home Vision tape about Georgia O'Keefe. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 20:27, 30 October 2023 (UTC)

What were the names of the tapes, if you can remember? Also, were there date codes in the printings and/or did the labels on the front of the tapes have the Burbank Video logo? 11:48, 31 October 2023 (UTC)

MLB Productions[edit]

Did any MLB tapes from 1990 you came across recently have the Technicolor inked printings and/or barcode stickers? 12:56, 6 November 2023 (UTC)

  • A 1990 World Series tape I happened across on eBay had the distinctive inked printings. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 21:14, 6 November 2023 (UTC)

While coming across that tape, I saw about two copies of that tape that I could find with those printings, both of which I believe were co-distributed by Blockbuster Video. One was pressed on November 19, 1990 and the other one was pressed on November 26, 1990. But, as I could tell by the style of the printings, they both appear to have been pressed at Technicolor's Livonia, MI plant using Otari thermal magnetic duplicators, so I presume they both have the DTMF tones at the beginning and end of the tape.

Did you come across the November 19, 1990 copy or the November 26, 1990 one? 12:42, 8 November 2023 (UTC)

Disney's Sing-Along Songs: The 12 Days of Christmas[edit]

I know that this DSAS video was re-released in 1994 with an updated tape master, but were there any copies of this DSAS video pressed in 1994 that used the original 1993 tape master (presumably before the updated master was finalized)? 17:12, 7 December 2023 (UTC)

Matrix Video[edit]

I was wondering... how did you know that Matrix Video Duplication Corporation closed in 1996? Also, was there any known reason as to why the company was shut down? --Videolover1999 (talk) 05:37, 15 December 2023 (UTC)

  • I happened across a newspaper in a Google search for Matrix's specific address (5429 McConnell) that mentioned its assets being sold off. The newspaper was dated to 17 August 1996. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 05:39, 15 December 2023 (UTC)

Did Matrix Video's assets end up being sold to a major duplication firm? 18:17, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

The Lyons Group[edit]

I'm curious... how did you know that The Lyons Group had duplication contracts with Duplication Factory, Morning Sun Productions and Osborn Video Productions? --Videolover1999 (talk) 00:04, 23 December 2023 (UTC)

  • Oh, I just found out through people still editing on the Miraheze wiki despite the note at the bottom of the main page saying we've moved on to Wikitide. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 00:23, 23 December 2023 (UTC)

Trylon Video[edit]

So I'm curious, we didn't know Trylon Video has a duplicator, seeing that it was founded by Nick Santrizos of Vista and Thorn EMI, it was possibly Bell & Howell/Paramount. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:B140:70F4:FB15:8C73 01:56, 30 December 2023 (UTC)

  • I intend to investigate as soon as I can find the resources to do so. Until then, don't assign any duplicator to Trylon. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 01:59, 30 December 2023 (UTC)

NBR Enterprises[edit]

So I am wondering NBR Enterprises distributed The Nightly Business Report on home video, so we don't know the company duplicated these tapes. So we are looking to investigate these tapes, and so we need to call former NBR staff members Scott Gurvey, Jeff Yastine, Linda O'Bryon and Susie Gharib for help. -- 01:07, 31 December 2023 (UTC)

  • Don't bother, the decision where to duplicate was likely not in their hands. It's similar to how AVID doesn't appreciate when its members molest Sony employees about the TAT Communications Company animated graphic; they more likely than not know nothing about it, so we just don't do it. Or, as the official AVID rulebook puts it: "Do not pester anybody in the entertainment industry to find logos, and do not pester YouTubers or uploaders on other platforms asking them to upload rare logos regardless of whether or not they have stated they have such logos in their possession. Such actions reflect poorly on us as a community and will not be tolerated." The same logic should apply here, surely. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 01:14, 31 December 2023 (UTC)

FHE Warning[edit]

I think the first FHE tape not to use the classic blinking FBI warning and used the 1988 IVE warning was the Burger King TMNT tapes, and the 1990 TMNT movie, you are right? --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:3C98:5144:A7D1:81A0 04:25, 4 January 2024 (UTC)

IVE/FHE Factual Errors[edit]

Since you are collecting IVE/FHE/LIVE/Artisan tapes for a long time, there are some factual errors surrounding the 1st IVE logo and the 2nd FHE logo. The 1st IVE logo actually debuted in 1984/1985 on some tapes, including the ThrillerVideo line, while the 2nd FHE logo debuted in 1984 on tapes like G.I. Joe. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:64E0:FEEF:DF53:D825 04:22, 8 January 2024 (UTC)

Trylon Video[edit]

There's a factual error surrounding the Trylon logo. The logo was actually 1989-1990, not 1985-1989, and it was actually founded by the late Nick Santrizios, head of Thorn EMI and Vista Home Video. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:A84C:12CD:F22B:F3BF 03:13, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

About Meda[edit]

How do you know that MEDA (Media Home Entertainment) launched their first titles in June of 1978? I thought they released their first titles in November of that year. EsaïeGregoryPrickett (talk) 05:44, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

  • An issue of Box Office Magazine, I believe, that mentioned Alice in Wonderland and Flesh Gordon as the first titles to be picked up by MEDA. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 06:02, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

Pacific Arts Factual Error[edit]

There are some factual errors surrounding the Pacific Arts logos, and the three logos actually should have merged together, containing the same animation. Pacific Arts Video Records is the name of the former home video unit of Pacific Arts, before it was renamed in 1985/1986 to Pacific Arts Video. There are at least four backgrounds, black from 1981-1986 and again from 1990, a magenta background with flooring from 1986-1990, a black-pink gradient background from 1988-1990 and a black-blue gradient background from 1990. There are at least three versions, one where the leaf is green, one seen on early PBS Home Video releases where it crossfades from the PBS Home Video logo, with "distributed exclusively by" appeared on a sky background, before the logo plays out and one where it crossfades to the Pacific Arts Video Records logo. There are at least three font versions, one in the Old English font from 1981-1992, one in a wide serif font from 1992-1994, and in an Optima font for the Pacific Arts Video Records variant. As a bonus, the two Live Home Video releases (Whispers and Repossessed) and one Vidmark title Longtime Companion actually came out in January 1991. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:4D6D:E769:D7C4:2FA0 12:04, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

Hulk Hogan's All-Time Champ[edit]

So, I have heard before that this special episode of DIC's short-lived "Hulk Hogan" animated series was produced in association with Columbia Pictures Television.

I own the 1994 BVHV VHS release of this special episode, and it uses a late 1987 syndication print of the special episode. At the end of the tape, the 1987 DIC "Kid in Bed" and 1987 Coca-Cola Telecommunications logos appear following the 1984 Saban Productions logo. I'm guessing that the 1987 Coca-Cola Telecommunications logo plastered over the 1982 Columbia Pictures Television logo.

I'm pretty sure that the special episode DID originally have a DIC "Vortex" logo (the one where the noodle text in the logo looks more like the inappropriate "Die" due to the creepy typeface/font used for the noodle text); however, I do not know which variant of that logo the special episode originally had. I know that most episodes of this series had the videotaped green variant of the DIC "Vortex" logo with an eight-note synth fanfare, in which the last note of the fanfare is longer than the other notes. Furthermore, I have seen a filmed yellow variant of the DIC "Vortex" logo with the six-note synth fanfare, as well as a videotaped green variant with the six-note fanfare. There also exists a version of the filmed yellow variant of the logo with the eight-note fanfare.

Which variant of the DIC "Vortex" logo do you think the special episode originally had? 20:03, 9 January 2024 (UTC)

Vidmark Entertainment[edit]

Months ago, I discovered that a pilot episode of "The Rousters" (at least I assume it is) was released on VHS (and possibly Betamax) in 1990 by Vidmark Entertainment. And according to a YouTube video of the closing logos for this release (which was uploaded by LogicSmash), that release goes straight to the Vidmark Entertainment logo after the Stephen J. Cannell Productions logo at the end.

Given that Columbia Pictures Television held the U.S. distribution rights to the series at the time, I wonder if the Vidmark Entertainment VHS release of the "The Rousters" pilot was licensed by CPT, or if it was licensed directly by Cannell, especially considering that Vidmark Entertainment had the home video rights to certain CPT telemovies at this time. 16:40, 12 January 2024 (UTC)

Live Entertainment[edit]

Hey, you have collected Live/Artisan tapes for years, so it appeared the first tapes to use the "ENTERTAINMENT" version of the 2nd Live logo first appeared on January 21, 1995. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:95E5:27E4:B2FA:7F7E 04:48, 13 January 2024 (UTC)

  • That is correct. In fact, I have Killing Zoe, one of those first tapes. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 05:01, 13 January 2024 (UTC)

Vestron Video[edit]

For years, I've been collecting Vestron and Live/Artisan tapes for a very long time, so make sure the release date years appear to be in alphabetical order, not in the wrong way his friend did.

But speaking of the 3rd IVE/Live/Artisan warning, it appeared that the 1990 VHS of TMNT: April Foolish' was the first FHE tape to feature the 3rd warning, and the earlier warning made its last appearance on summer 1990 FHE tapes. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:BD81:330:30D2:C256 01:00, 14 January 2024 (UTC)


Speaking of many names of distributors that ended up being swallowed up by Lionsgate, Vidmark's warning was only used for a short time, appearing on early 1988 releases, before being soon replaced by a bold version of the 1988 IVE warning, which Live Home Video began use later in 1994. And I'm going to do a comprehensive catalog of Vidmark/Trimark/Lionsgate releases (Avalanche and Sterling/Studio are in separate catalog numbers). His friend knew the releases in release order, while yours are in alphabetical order, I prefer the latter. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:924:E774:29B2:D41E 01:40, 15 January 2024 (UTC)

Vidmark factual errors[edit]

As the Lions Gate Home Entertainment and its comprehensive catalog page are built up, we have some factual errors regarding the 2nd Vidmark logo. The music of the 2nd Vidmark logo is not original music, but basically a cue from the TV show Star Search. It also acts as a de-facto logo for its theatrical releases prior to the creation of Trimark, such as Backstreet Dreams.

Of the Trimark logo, the name did not appear until as late as 1990, and made its theatrical debut on Warlock, all theatrical releases prior to Warlock, such as Backstreet Dreams used the 1988 Vidmark logo as a de-facto theatrical logo. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:C9EA:CAB6:21D0:708B 19:52, 15 January 2024 (UTC)

What if different companies released different titles?[edit]

So I have just forgotten about the titles on What if different companies released different titles?#HBO Home Entertainment. I have just forgotten about Murder on the Orient Express and The Jazz Singer (1980). They're both released by Paramount on VHS, even predating the creation of Thorn EMI in the US, but Paramount lost the rights of the latter title. How imagine if Thorn EMI released these tapes in 1983?

Now speaking of the Most Wanted Videotapes list, all of the S-VHS and D-VHS tapes are in the most wanted list, specifically the RoboCop S-VHS and the Terminator 2 D-VHS, because you never owned any of either format. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:5176:68D9:EE11:E177 22:35, 17 January 2024 (UTC)

HBO Video and Warner Home Video[edit]

First of all, when in the late 1980s did Warner Home Video demerge from Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation to begin its own distribution?

Second of all, how long was HBO Video distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation before it moved to Warner Home Video? (I'm aware that Time-Warner Inc. was formed in January 1990) 19:56, 19 January 2024 (UTC)

  • I wish I knew. It's certainly a question worth investigating, that's for sure. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 19:59, 19 January 2024 (UTC)

Actually, after further investigation through a 05-23-1992 issue of Billboard Magazine, which has an article about LIVE’s deal with WEA (the article also talked about Warner Home Video, including HBO Video and MGM/UA Home Video being marketed by Warner Home Video), I can confirm that Warner Home Video was still being distributed by WEA until sometime in the mid-1990s. 2601:4C4:4000:A8C0:91AA:2074:3AA4:AC52 00:22, 23 March 2024 (UTC)


Recall that between late 1985 and 1986 that Republic Pictures handled the distribution of early Vidmark titles due to difficulties in having a distribution network. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:5D8A:2AAA:AF49:11C6 10:23, 20 January 2024 (UTC)

Artisan catalogue numbers[edit]

Regarding the addition of Lionsgate titles on the Comprehensive catalog of Artisan Entertainment releases page, it's so strange putting other labels' catalogue number starting points on Lionsgate releases. For example, the Alpha & Omega DVD has the catalogue number 29334, if you're right, the same starting catalogue number as it was on old FHE releases. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:A862:9DA6:B0BD:4C61 03:23, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

Wrong folder[edit]

Sorry, pay attention home video fans. From the 1980s until 1999, regarding the Comprehensive catalog of Artisan Entertainment releases‎‎ page, it appears to be the catalog numbers per label:

  • 10000-19999: Caballero Control Corporation
  • 20000-29999: Family Home Entertainment
  • 30000-39999: Monterey Home Video
  • 40000-49999: Prepack releases
  • 51000-51999: Avid Home Entertainment
  • 60000-69999: Mainline releases
  • 70000-79999: ThrillerVideo
  • 80000-89999: The Video Late Show
  • 90000-99999: King Bee Video

This was replaced in 1999 by a new set of refreshed catalog numbers that became the standardization, continuing all the way to Lionsgate when the company purchased Artisan. It appears Crash (cat. no 20201), Happily N'Ever After (cat no. 21183 (reassigned)), Bug (cat no. 21801), Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White (cat no. 25068), Madea Goes to Jail (cat no. 25669), Gamer (cat no. 26761), Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad by Myself (Widescreen) (cat no. 26802), Saw VI (cat no. 26940) and Alpha and Omega (cat no. 29334) does not belong in the FHE folder, and Madea's Big Happy Family (cat no. 30920), Set Up (cat no. 31132), Set Up (Blu-ray) (cat no. 31135), Good Deeds (cat no. 32418), LOL (cat no. 32608) and LOL (Blu-Ray) (cat no. 32634) does not belong in the Monterey folder and Everything Everywhere All at Once (cat no. 60318), John Wick: Chapter 4 (cat no. 61076), Blue Steel (cat no. 61332), and Saw X (cat no. 61335) does not belong in the Mainline folder, it all supposed to belong on the Lionsgate folder. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:FC03:4E7B:A254:C511 17:55, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

  • Good catch. Of course, LIVE and even Artisan had been filling in the post-60180 mainline catalog numbers that IVE didn't assign after going all the way up to 69999 (whatever that may have been), so there's still a bit more work to be done in sorting out when the mainline catalog numbers stopped and the Lionsgate catalog numbers started. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 18:09, 21 January 2024 (UTC)
Sorry. I did it already. Did you mean Blue Steel was in cat no. 61322 and it was actually a Lionsgate release, not the old mainline release, that release came out last year. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:7520:4B53:DCC:47B1 18:21, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

What if every early company had a trailer reel?[edit]

I want some info on What if every early company had a trailer reel?. Imagine that Paramount had also used the Fantasy Daters "Previews of Coming Attractions" bumper besides Fotomat before the trailers start. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:90D1:32CB:B27B:336A 03:55, 23 January 2024 (UTC)

  • "Fantasy Daters"? What are you even talking about? --IlCattivo25 (talk) 04:50, 23 January 2024 (UTC)
The Filmack "Previews of Coming Attractions" reel. I also believe trailers for Gold Key and EMI films were included in the imaginary Fotomat reel too. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:A89B:2D5C:269:99DE 04:52, 23 January 2024 (UTC)
    • In that case, you would spell the word as "Previews", as Filmack did. But what about the "Cinematic Daters"? --IlCattivo25 (talk) 04:57, 23 January 2024 (UTC)
I think it's the Cinematic dater for Columbia releases. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:A89B:2D5C:269:99DE 04:58, 23 January 2024 (UTC)
    • And the "Contemporary Sales Daters"? --IlCattivo25 (talk) 05:00, 23 January 2024 (UTC)
I notice the "Contemporary Daters" Prevues of Coming Attractions reel appear on imaginary WCI/Warner releases. Also the Blue Searchlights "Prevues of Coming Attractions" reel appeared on Fotomat/Paramount imaginary reels before switching to the Filmack Fantasy Daters by 1983. --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:5D3B:D975:ED1E:94D6 21:17, 23 January 2024 (UTC)

Speaking of low budget public domain-based home video outfits...[edit]

Ever heard of "The Kid-a-Littles"?

It was a low budget television show that featured creepy-looking puppet characters. The star was John Wheeler as the chief. The music score for the show was composed by Len D'Arcy (and some other person) and arranged by Andy Belling and Don Grady (both of who would eventually compose the music score for plenty of Disney VHS/Betamax videos, notably the "Disney's Sing-Along Songs" videos). Len D'Arcy was a guest star as Mr. Information (who apparently "lives" in an instruction book) in a few episodes and he also sung the theme song. The lyrics to the theme song began like this:

Do you wanna laugh?
Do you wanna sing?
Do you wanna learn about everything?
Well if you do
The Kid-a-Littles are for you!

The show was produced by Running Gag Productions for Century Video Corporation and distributed by The Entertainment Network. If I'm not mistaken, the show was released in 1983 and I don't think it had much episodes. Besides, I've heard that the show was telecast on one of the NBC affiliates, but I'm not sure if any other television stations telecast this show.

Anyhow, the show had several VHS releases over the years by several outfits. AFAIK, the original VHS releases were by Century Home Video (which I assume was the DBA name for Century Video Corporation), under their children's division label Kidtime Video (or better known as "Century Home Video Presents Kidtime Video"). Another outfit that released VHS tapes of the show was CinemaKid Productions, which released their VHS tapes of the show in 1986. The Century Home Video releases were later re-released sometime in the late 1980s/early 1990s by Simitar Entertainment and TAV/ATI Video (formerly known as Trans-Atlantic Video, also a merger with duplicator ATI Mark V Products). The Simitar Entertainment re-releases preserved the Kidtime Video logos and the original closing bumpers on the video content; the Kidtime Video logo was also preserved on the packaging covers (this is likely how the original Century Home Video releases were presented), but neither of those were preserved on the TAV/ATI re-releases and the TAV/ATI re-releases simply replaced the Kidtime Video logo on the covers with the TAV/ATI one.

It also spawned a soundtrack album which was released on vinyl. 16:23, 24 January 2024 (UTC)

CBS/Fox information[edit]

I want some research on 1978 and 1979 regarding Allied Artists, Nostalgia Merchant and Fotomat, early video creators, and some information on CBS/Fox releases. Release date of Commando, a CBS/Fox title appears most likely to be March 1986. --2600:1700:4300:2C8F:5F8:3EB4:6CBF:B5E1 21:10, 24 January 2024 (UTC)

Prism distributors[edit]

Besides being mostly self-distributed, Prism Entertainment had two other distributors: Paramount Home Video (December 1989-December 1990 and Turner Home Entertainment (November 1994-1996). --2600:1700:4300:2C8E:3825:24F4:773B:C86F 00:55, 25 January 2024 (UTC)

C/FP Video[edit]

According to some issues of Billboard Magazine from the mid-1990s, Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing labels such as ABC Video and ESPN Home Video were once distributed in Canada by C/FP Video from 1994 to 1997. Around the same time, those labels were distributed here in the U.S. by Paramount Home Video. [Prior to 1994, those labels were distributed in the U.S. (and possibly Canada) by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation]

If I'm not mistaken, the 1994-1997 U.S.-distributed copies of ABC Video and ESPN Home Video tapes were typically duplicated by HMG Digital Technologies (which, as we all know, later merged with Allied Film & Video Services forming Allied Digital Technologies in January 1995), although some copies of certain tapes may have been handled by other duplication firms such as Premiere Video.

I wonder which duplication firm(s) were responsible for the 1994-1997 Canadian-distributed copies of ABC Video and ESPN Home Video tapes? Many copies of C/FP Video tapes were handled by VTR Video (also known as VTR Productions), but I don't know about Canadian-distributed ABC Video and ESPN Home Video tapes. 16:06, 26 January 2024 (UTC)

The Congress Video Group[edit]

Wait a minute, how did you know that The Congress Video Group was an Allied Vaughn subsidiary? 18:50, 24 February 2024 (UTC)

  • Not the distributor, but the duplicator; there's a Billboard article from March 1988 about Congress Video selling its duplication equipment to Allied Film and Video. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 00:00, 25 February 2024 (UTC)

This Wiki[edit]

I appreciate your work in making this wiki. I did edit on the Miraheze version because I wasn't aware this wiki moved to WikiTude. I do have a question to ask, is this wiki strictly for North American releases only, or can I put releases from other regions (eg, UK) as well? LTPHarry (talk) 16:50, 14 February 2024 (UTC)

  • Work on this wiki has largely been North American in its scope, but international releases are appreciated, too! --IlCattivo25 (talk) 20:53, 14 February 2024 (UTC)

Producers Tape Service[edit]

Where did you read that Producers Tape Service was originally going to be in a duplication pact with Lyons that ended up being scrapped? Also, what were the reasons that the pact was scrapped? 2601:4C4:4000:A8C0:20B6:FABB:5C09:255C 01:03, 3 April 2024 (UTC)

  • Here. Unfortunately, I can find no other source that talks about this pact, and this source doesn't go into detail about why the pact fell through, because that's not really the focus of the article. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 01:06, 3 April 2024 (UTC)

I see. 2601:4C4:4000:A8C0:20B6:FABB:5C09:255C 01:13, 3 April 2024 (UTC)

Batman (1989)[edit]

I'm wondering if your WCVD specimen of the Batman VHS has a date when it was pressed. Also, could your WCVD Batman tape be possibly recycled off of a Technicolor specimen of a different WHV tape?

2601:4C4:4000:A8C0:9505:83A8:FB4E:6FF6 21:44, 29 April 2024 (UTC)

  • 10119 20:19. 11 October 1989 at 8:19 PM PDT (that's what I'm guessing the time was, anyway). --IlCattivo25 (talk) 21:48, 29 April 2024 (UTC)

I wonder if you also own other duplicator's copies of this exact release of Batman (1989). Besides that one Premiere Video pressing that Videolover1999 owns and of course a few pressings from RVSA, I've seen at least one (or maybe two, can't remember) copies of this release handled by the Technicolor Videocassette, Inc. Livonia, Michigan plant (the ones with a barcode sticker on the left side of the cassette shell; whether or not they have DTMF tones is unknown, though). 16:14, 16 May 2024 (UTC)

  • One from Technicolor, two from RVSA (one of the latter which is the screener). --IlCattivo25 (talk) 19:29, 16 May 2024 (UTC)

Do either your retail and/or screener copies from RVSA have the unusual formatting for the print/press date code where the date has been formatted as "WHV xx9" (as opposed to WHV 9xx")?

Also, does your Technicolor pressing have the barcode sticker (the CBS/Fox-style one that is) on the left side of the cassette shell, and the CBS/Fox-style dark inked printings on the spine? Or does it just have WHV engraved on the left side of the shell, and the Newbury Park, California style grey printings (with the batch number beginning with either WB or WHV)?

2601:4C4:4000:A8C0:CCDF:D4E2:E811:5B7D 20:19, 16 May 2024 (UTC)

VHS VCRs[edit]

Just out of curiosity, what VHS VCRs do you use? (whether it be one or multiple VCRs) 13:09, 20 May 2024 (UTC)

Anime Duplicators[edit]

How did you know that Congress Video's duplication unit was an anime duplicator? 12:14, 21 May 2024 (UTC)

  • Congress Video released at least one Tekkaman video in its early days. --IlCattivo25 (talk) 12:16, 21 May 2024 (UTC)

I'm looking up that one Congress Video Tekkaman release just as I'm typing this. It seemed that they released two of them as the one Tekkaman tape I'm looking up is labeled volume 2. Perhaps CV only had the license to the franchise for less than a year or so. The fact that this was a few years before CV secured sub-licenses with HBO leads me to wonder if CV held other licenses in its early days (at that time, they were better known for offering public domain material). 12:26, 21 May 2024 (UTC)

GoodTimes Home Video[edit]

I mean, I’m aware that RCA/Columbia had a licensing arrangement with GoodTimes Home Video in the late '80s and early '90s, but are we sure that RCA/Columbia handled the distribution of GoodTimes' product back then? 18:18, 14 June 2024 (UTC)