1979 in home video
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|Years in home video:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Years:||1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982|
- 20th Century Fox purchases Magnetic Video, which in 1977 had become the first company to release pre-recorded films on videotape for consumer use.
- Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures studios form home entertainment divisions.
- Distribution of Video 2000 products begins.
- Home video starts to take off.
The following movies were released on video on the following dates:
|January 17||Shenandoah||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release|
|January 31||Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release|
|February||Jaws 2||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release |
|February||Duel||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release |
|April 19||American Graffiti||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release|
|July 2||The Last Remake of Beau Geste||MCA DiscoVision (Universal)||Laserdisc release|
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