1999 in home video

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Industry milestones[edit]

February[edit]

  • 1 February - The DVD format comes to Australia.[1]

Date unknown[edit]

  • Northern Hemisphere spring - The price of a DVD player had dropped below $300 US-dollar in the USA.

Movie releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 5 The Rescuers Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Frenchman's Creek Paramount 75th Anniversary Edition VHS and DVD release
January 26 The Truman Show Paramount VHS and DVD release
February 2 Mulan Disney VHS release; part of Masterpiece Collection
February 9 Antz DreamWorks VHS and DVD release
VeggieTales' God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! Lyrick Studios VHS re-release
VeggieTales' Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space! Lyrick Studios VHS re-release
February 23 Disney's Sing Along Songs: Winnie the Pooh - Sing a Song with Pooh Bear Disney VHS release
March 2 Friday New Line DVD release
Alaska Warner VHS re-release
The Neverending Story Warner VHS re-release
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter Warner VHS re-release
Little Giants Warner VHS re-release
Little Big League Warner VHS re-release
Cats Don't Dance Warner VHS re-release
Wild America Warner VHS re-release
The Borrowers Warner VHS re-release
The Return of the Borrowers Warner VHS re-release
The Adventures of Pinocchio Warner VHS re-release
Tom and Jerry: The Movie Warner VHS re-release
It Takes Two Warner VHS re-release
How the West Was Fun Warner VHS re-release
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Touchstone VHS release
March 9 101 Dalmatians Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Pete's Dragon Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Mary Poppins Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Dumbo Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
The Sword in the Stone Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Little Indian, Big City Touchstone VHS re-release
Krippendorf's Tribe Touchstone VHS re-release
Meet the Deedles Disney VHS re-release
March 16 The Waterboy Touchstone VHS release
March 23 Mighty Joe Young Disney VHS and DVD release
The Rescuers Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
March 30 The Rugrats Movie Paramount VHS and DVD release
April 6 Meet Joe Black Universal VHS and DVD release
April 13 The Canterville Ghost Wonderworks DVD release
Stepmom Columbia VHS and DVD release
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Greatest Mysteries Warner part of Cartoon Network; VHS release
April 20 Paulie DreamWorks DVD release
A Bug's Life Disney VHS release
Simon Birch Hollywood Pictures VHS release
May 11 Psycho VHS and DVD release
May 18 Holy Man Touchstone VHS release
Spider-Man: The Sins of the Fathers Telegenic VHS re-release
May 24 Sons of Dinosaurs VHS release
May 25 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Disney VHS release; part of Masterpiece Collection
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Disney VHS release
June 7 Patch Adams VHS and DVD release
June 8 Disney's Sing Along Songs: Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom Disney VHS release
June 12 The Rat Race 50th Anniversary Edition VHS and DVD release
June 14 The Faculty VHS and DVD release
Enemy of the State VHS release
June 22 Tweety: Tweet and Lovely Warner Bros. VHS release
June 29 Saving Private Ryan Laserdisc release
The North Avenue Irregulars VHS release
July 13 Alice in Wonderland Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood Disney VHS re-release; part of Masterpiece Collection
July 27 Napoleon and Samantha VHS re-release
VeggieTales' Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed Word Entertainment VHS release
Barney: Let's Play School Lyrick Studios VHS and DVD release
August 3 Madeline: Lost in Paris Disney VHS release
August 17 Belle's Tales of Friendship Disney VHS release
Hercules: Zero to Hero Disney VHS release
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Warner VHS release
August 24 The Three Musketeers Disney DVD release
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Greatest Mysteries Warner part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
The Halloween Tree Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
Beetlejuice Warner VHS release
Gremlins Warner VHS release
The Witches Warner VHS release
The Goonies Warner VHS re-release
Scooby Goes Hollywood Warner VHS re-release
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Warner VHS release
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show: A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
The Scooby-Doo Show: The Headless Horseman of Halloween Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights Warner VHS release
Addams Family Reunion Warner VHS re-release
August 31 The Great Mouse Detective Disney VHS re-release
Titanic Paramount DVD release
September 7 Jetsons: The Movie Special Edition VHS release
September 14 The Prince of Egypt DreamWorks VHS and DVD release
September 21 The Matrix Warner Bros VHS, DVD and Laserdisc release
Doug's 1st Movie Disney VHS release
My Favorite Martian Disney VHS release
September 28 The Mummy (both 1932 and 1999 films) Universal VHS and DVD release (Full screen and Widescreen Editions)
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Universal direct-to-video
Barney's Night Before Christmas Lyrick Studios VHS and DVD release
Christmas in Connecticut Warner VHS re-release
Pinocchio's Christmas Warner VHS re-release
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Warner VHS re-release
The Year Without a Santa Claus Warner VHS release
The Nutcracker Warner VHS re-release
Rudolph's Shiny New Year Warner VHS re-release
A Dream for Christmas Warner VHS re-release
Without Limits Warner VHS re-release
Roots: The Gift Warner VHS re-release
Richie Rich Warner VHS re-release
A Flintstone Family Christmas Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
The Town Santa Forgot Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show: A Nutcracker Scoob Turner
Warner
part of Cartoon Network; VHS re-release
Animaniacs: Helloooo Holidays Warner VHS re-release
A Christmas Story Warner VHS release
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Warner VHS release
Little Men Warner VHS re-release
To Grandmother's House We Go Warner VHS re-release
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Warner VHS re-release
Direct-to-video
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Warner VHS re-release
October 5 Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost Warner VHS release
Direct-to-video
October 19 The Wizard of Oz MGM/Warner Bros. VHS re-release and DVD release
Tweety: Home Tweet Home Warner Bros. part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release
October 22 The Blair Witch Project VHS and DVD release
October 26 Muppets from Space Columbia/TriStar VHS and DVD release
Pinocchio Disney 60th Anniversary Edition VHS re-release and DVD release
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Warner part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny Warner part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes Warner part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release
Spider-Man: Secret Wars Telegenic VHS re-release
November 2 Jack Frost Warner Bros VHS release
November 9 I'll Be Home for Christmas VHS release
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Disney VHS release
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Disney VHS release
Passport to Paris Warner VHS release
Direct-to-video
November 23 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Disney DVD release
The Iron Giant Warner Bros VHS and DVD release
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Paramount VHS and DVD release
A Bug's Life Disney DVD release
November 30 Black Beauty Warner Bros VHS and DVD release
Wild Wild West Warner Bros VHS and DVD release
December 7 Inspector Gadget Disney VHS and DVD release
December 21 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Columbia/TriStar VHS and DVD release
December 28 The Worst Witch BFS Entertainment VHS re-release
Dudley Do-Right Universal VHS and DVD release (Widescreen Edition)
More Barney Songs Lyrick Studios VHS and DVD release
December 30 Tweety: Home Tweet Home Warner Bros. part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release
Tweety: Tweety & Lovely Warner Bros. part of Looney Tunes Presents; VHS release

TV show releases[edit]

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Season # Notes
January 19 The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Volumes 1-6

Documentary home video releases[edit]

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

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Notes
January 12 Flyers: In Search of a Dream VHS release
First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin VHS release
Ipi Ntombi: An African Dance Celebration VHS release
Monica Mancini: On Record VHS release
February 2 John Glenn: American Hero VHS release
February 9 Discovering Hamlet VHS release
Race to the SuperBomb VHS release
February 16 Rescue at Sea VHS Release
February 23 Living Edens: Paradise of Ice, South Georgia Island VHS Release
March 2 NOVA: Surviving AIDS VHS release
NOVA Battle Alert in the Gulf VHS release
March 23 The Century-America's Time VHS ABC release
April 6 Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman VHS release
April 20 Nova: Volcanoes of the Deep VHS release
April 27 Nova: Submarines, Secrets and Spies VHS release
May 4 The Courage To Be Rich - Suze Orman VHS release
May 11 Fresco: The Ancient Art of Fresco Comes Alive VHS release
World War II Battle Force VHS release
May 18 Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey VHS release
June 8 The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs VHS release (2-Tape Set)
June 22 American Experience: Fly Girls VHS release
June 29 Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela VHS release
July 6 Hoover Dam VHS release
Meltdown at the Mile Island VHS release
People's Century: Living Longer VHS release
July 13 People's Century: God Flights Back VHS release
Living Edens - Kakadu: Australia's Ancient Wilderness VHS release
Living Edens - Borneo: An Island in the Clouds VHS release
Warren Buffett Talks Business VHS release
July 27 Frontline: Making Babies VHS release
August 3 To the Moon VHS release
August 24 Lost at Sea: Search for Longitude VHS release
NOVA: Escape: Because Accidents Happen VHS release (4-Tape Set)
August 31 Great Old Amusement Parks VHS release
NOVA: A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Panama VHS release
September 21 Pete Peterson: Assignment Hanoi VHS release
On the Trail of Mark Twain with Peter Ustinov VHS release
September 28 A Hot Dog Program VHS release
African Quilts VHS release
October 12 American Photography: A Century of Images VHS release (3-Tape Set)
The Children are Watching VHS release
October 26 Food For The Ancestors: The Mexican Celebration of the Days of the Dead VHS release
Frontline: John Paul II The Millennial Pope VHS release
Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope VHS release
Frontline (U.S. TV series): From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians VHS Re-release (same as a 1998 4-Tape VHS)
Frontline (U.S. TV series): A Farmer's Wife VHS Re-release (same as a 1998 3-Tape VHS)
November 2 Crucible of Empire: The Spanish–American War VHS Release
November 9 The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony VHS Release
Life Beyond Earth VHS Release
November 16 Wonders of the Africian American World with Henry Louis Gates Jr. VHS Release
November 23 Treasures of the World VHS release (3-Tape Set)
The Living Edens: Canyonlands: American's Wild West VHS release
New York: A Documentary Film VHS release (5-Tape Set)
November 30 Jackie: Behind the Myth VHS release
The Dinosaurs VHS release (4-Tape Set)
Nova: Decoding Nazi Secrets VHS release
December 14 Frontline: Apocalypse VHS Release

References[edit]

  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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