1996 in home video

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Years in home video: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Industry milestones[edit]


  • 1 November - The DVD format is introduced in Japan.[1]

Film releases[edit]

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

Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 16 The Indian in the Cupboard Columbia VHS release
January 17 Die Hard with a Vengeance Fox VHS release
January 23 Mortal Kombat New Line VHS release
January 30 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Disney VHS release
The Big Green Disney VHS release
February 13 Showgirls MGM VHS release, R-Rated version
February 28 Pocahontas Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
March 12 Braveheart Paramount VHS release, 2-videocassette set
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Warner Bros. VHS release
March 19 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Disney VHS re-release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Operation Dumbo Drop Disney VHS release
Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects Turner VHS re-release
March 26 Seven New Line VHS release
Jade VHS release
April 2 Balto Universal VHS release
April 9 Shipwrecked VHS re-release
Splash VHS re-release
April 16 Fair Game Warner Bros. VHS release
Vampire in Brooklyn Paramount VHS release
Unstrung Heroes Hollywood VHS release
The Scarlet Letter Hollywood VHS release
April 23 The Aristocats Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Journey Back to Oz Hallmark VHS release
April 28 Man of the House Disney VHS release
April 30 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Universal VHS re-release
The Reluctant Astronaut Universal VHS re-release
Tom and Huck Disney VHS re-release
May 7 Cutthroat Island VHS release
It Takes Two Warner Bros. VHS release
May 14 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain VHS release
Jumanji Columbia VHS release
Feast of July VHS release
May 28 Dunston Checks In Fox VHS release
June 11 Sudden Death VHS release
Father of the Bride Part II Touchstone VHS release
June 18 Sabrina VHS release
June 25 Dracula: Dead and Loving It VHS release
July 2 Mr. Holland's Opus Hollywood VHS release
July 9 Waterworld Universal VHS release
July 17 Winnie the Pooh: Detective Tigger Disney VHS direct-to-video release
July 23 12 Monkeys Universal VHS release
How the West Was Fun Warner Bros. VHS direct-to-video release
July 31 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Disney VHS release
August 6 The Juror Columbia VHS release
Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights Turner VHS re-release
August 13 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Disney VHS direct-to-video release
White Squall Hollywood VHS release
August 27 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 MGM VHS release
The Sound of Music Fox VHS re-release, single cassette version
September 4 Winnie-the-Pooh: Spookable Pooh Disney VHS direct-to-video release
September 11 Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Warner Bros. VHS direct-to-video release
The Little Engine That Could Universal VHS direct-to-video release
Muppet Treasure Island Disney VHS release
Up Close and Personal Touchstone VHS release
The Halloween Tree Turner VHS re-release
September 17 The Shakiest Gun in the West VHS re-release
September 24 Before and After Hollywood VHS release
Oliver & Company Disney VHS release, part of Masterpiece Collection
Two Much Touchstone VHS release
A Flintstones Christmas Carol Turner VHS re-release
October 1 My Fair Lady Fox VHS re-release, single cassette version
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal VHS re-release, Special Edition
Twister Warner Bros. VHS release
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. VHS re-release
October 15 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave Fox VHS release
James and the Giant Peach Disney VHS release
Celtic Pride Hollywood VHS release
October 29 Stepmonster VHS release
Toy Story Disney/Pixar VHS release
November 5 The Adventures of Pinocchio New Line VHS release
Last Dance VHS release
November 7 The Munsters' Revenge Gaiam VHS release
November 12 Spider-Man: The Venom Saga Telegenic VHS re-release
November 19 Dragonheart Universal VHS release
Kazaam Touchstone VHS release
November 26 Independence Day Fox VHS release
December 3 The Cable Guy Columbia VHS release
December 10 Matilda Columbia VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

The following television shows were released on video on the following dates:

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Not 100% that these are home video releases, may be theatrical releases. Additional research would be appreciated.

Documentary home video releases[edit]

The following documentary home videos were released on the following dates:

September 17[edit]

  • Ken Burn's The West


  1. ^ "Discount stores are a video lover's channel of choice". Discount Store News (via findarticles.com). 10 August 1998. Archived from the original on 12 March 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
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