1981 in home video

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Years in home video: 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
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Industry milestones[edit]

March[edit]

June[edit]

  • 9 June - The parliament of Sweden adopts a law to ban the spreading violent video movies to children under the age of 15, and even hinder, but not ban by law, adults from watching video movies with "brutal and sadist violence". The adult case, however, is seen as a constitutional change and requires the proposal to first stay dormant for at least 9 month.[2]
  • 10 June - The Laserdisc format is introduced in Japan.[3]

Date unknown[edit]

  • "Laserdisc" becomes the common name for the format originally introduced (in 1978) as "DiscoVision".

Movie releases[edit]

The following movies were released on video on the following dates:

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
March 30 Flash Gordon Universal Laserdisc release
June 26 The Absent-Minded Professor Disney
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Disney
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Disney
Dumbo Disney
Gus Disney
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Disney
October 15 Alice in Wonderland Disney
Amy Disney
Blackbeard's Ghost Disney
Condorman Disney
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Disney
The Devil and Max Devlin Disney
Herbie Rides Again Disney
Old Yeller Disney
Pollyanna Disney
The Shaggy Dog Disney
The Sign of Zorro Disney
Treasure Island Disney
The Watcher in the Woods Disney

References[edit]

  1. ^ CED in the History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
  2. ^ Horisont 1981, Bertmarks förlag, page 154 - Videovåldet barnförbjudet
  3. ^ "News of laser disk player production end". 14 January 2009. Archived from the original on 19 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
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