1994 in home video

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A summary of 1994 in home video:

Years in home video: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Industry milestones[edit]


  • May – Sony and Philips announce they will work together developing a new kind of high density medium, commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) (Dwyer).[1]

Movie releases[edit]

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

Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 4 Robin Hood: Men in Tights 20th Century Fox VHS release
January 5 Hocus Pocus Walt Disney Pictures
True Romance Warner Bros. Pictures
January 12 Heart and Souls Universal Studios
January 19 Cat People VHS and Laserdisc release
Caught in the Act
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday New Line
January 26 Black Sunday Paramount Pictures
Last Action Hero Columbia Pictures VHS release
February 1 In the Line of Fire
Poetic Justice
Hard Target Universal Pictures
The Metor Man Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
February 2 Mr. Nanny New Line Cinema
Kalifornia Gramercy Pictures
February 9 The Real McCoy Universal Pictures
February 13 Only the Strong 20th Century Fox
February 15 Son in Law Hollywood Pictures
The Secret Garden Warner Bros. Pictures
February 16 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Universal Studios VHS and Laserdisc release
The Program Touchstone Pictures VHS release
Gettysburg New Line Cinema
February 23 Needful Things Columbia Pictures
For Love or Money Universal Pictures
Fortress Dimension Films
March 1 Fatal Instinct Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
March 2 Striking Distance Columbia Pictures
Demolition Man Warner Bros. Pictures
The Good Son 20th Century Fox
March 4 The Fox and the Hound Walt Disney Pictures VHS release; final part of the Walt Disney Classics
Undercover Blues Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer VHS release
March 7 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Walt Disney Pictures
March 9 Judgment Night Universal Pictures
March 15 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Universal Studios
March 16 Undercover Blues Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Airborne Warner Bros. Pictures
March 22 The Fugitive Warner Bros. Pictures
March 23 What's Love Got to do with It Touchstone Pictures
Mr. Wonderful Warner Bros. Pictures
March 29 Fatal Instinct Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
March 30 The Joy Luck Club Hollywood Pictures
My Boyfriend's Back Touchstone Pictures
Father Hood Hollywood Pictures
M. Butterfly Warner Bros. Pictures
Bopha! Paramount Pictures
Dazed and Confused Gramercy Pictures
April 6 The Beverly Hillbillies 20th Century Fox
A Bronx Tale Savoy Pictures
The Age of Innocence Columbia Pictures
Fearless Warner Bros. Pictures
April 11 The Great Muppet Caper Universal Pictures
April 13 Cool Runnings Walt Disney Pictures
Bopha! Paramount Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release
Malice Columbia Pictures VHS release
April 19 The Age of Innocence Columbia Pictures
April 20 Carlito's Way Universal Studios
The Electric Horseman
Flesh and Bone Paramount Pictures
Another Stakeout Touchstone Pictures
April 21 Ernest Goes to Jail
April 26 Mrs. Doubtfire 20th Century Fox
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Warner Bros. Pictures
April 27 Ernest Rides Again Emshell Producers
Josh and S.A.M. Columbia Pictures
May 3 The Remains of the Day Columbia Pictures
May 4 A Perfect World Warner Bros. Pictures
Boeing Boeing Paramount Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release
May 11 Addams Family Values
The 3 Musketeers Walt Disney Pictures
Into the West Miramax Films
May 18 Look Who's Talking Now Tristar Pictures
Buckskin Paramount Pictures
Copper Canyon
May 25 Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop II
Ghost in the Machine 20th Century Fox
RoboCop 3 Orion Pictures VHS release
The Piano Miramax Films
Rudy Tristar Pictures
May 26 Tarantula Universal Studios
The Deadly Mantis
June 1 Geronimo: An American Legend Columbia Pictures
The Double Life of Véronique Paramount Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release
Twenty Bucks Sony Pictures VHS release
June 4 Deadfall Trimark Pictures
June 8 My Life Columbia/Tristar
Wayne's World 2 Paramount Pictures
June 14 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Warner Bros. Pictures
June 15 The Pelican Brief
The Air Up There Hollywood Pictures
The Getaway Universal Pictures
Man's Best Friend New Line Cinema
June 21 Bell, Book and Candle Columbia Pictures
June 22 Tombstone Hollywood Pictures
June 25 Blind Justice HBO Films
June 28 The Getaway Universal Studios
June 29 Philadelphia TriStar Pictures
Iron Will Walt Disney Pictures
July 6 The Assassination Bureau Paramount Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release
Sugar Hill 20th Century Fox VHS release
House Party 3 New Line Cinema
Grumpy Old Men Warner Bros. Pictures
Household Saints New Line Cinema
July 13 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Touchstone Pictures
Heaven and Earth Warner Bros. Pictures
Blink New Line Cinema
July 20 Career Paramount Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release
My Father the Hero Touchstone Pictures VHS release
On Deadly Ground Warner Bros. Pictures
Car 54, Where Are You? Orion Pictures
Carlito's Way Universal Pictures
July 26 Thumbelina Warner Bros. Pictures
July 27 Cabin Boy Touchstone Pictures
Blank Check Walt Disney Pictures
What's Eating Gilbert Grape Paramount Pictures
August 1 Lightning Jack Savoy Pictures
August 3 Angie Hollywood Pictures
The Chase 20th Century Fox
Major League II Warner Bros. Pictures
The Dove Paramount Pictures VHS and laserdisc release
August 9 Beethoven's 2nd Universal Pictures
August 10 My Girl 2 Columbia Pictures
The Ref Touchstone Pictures
Chasers Warner Bros. Pictures
Intersection Paramount Pictures
August 16 D2: The Mighty Ducks Walt Disney Pictures
August 17 Schindler's List Universal Pictures
The House of the Spirits Miramax Films
I'll Do Anything Columbia Pictures
August 21 8 Seconds New Line Cinema
August 24 Blue Chips Paramount Pictures
Like Water for Chocolate Miramax Films
Four Weddings and a Funeral Gramercy Pictures
August 31 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Warner Bros. Pictures
Serial Mom Savoy Pictures
September 1 Car 54, Where are You? Orion Pictures
September 7 Crocodile Dundee Paramount Pictures
PCU 20th Century Fox
Greedy Universal Pictures
September 9 Threesome TriStar Pictures
September 14 The Crow Miramax Films
Reality Bites Universal Pictures
September 15 13 Ghosts Columbia Pictures
September 21 Crocodile Dundee II Paramount Pictures
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
Farewell My Concubine Miramax Films
The Snapper
3 Ninjas Kick Back TriStar Pictures
September 27 The Nightmare Before Christmas Touchstone Pictures
September 28 Surviving the Game New Line Pictures
The Wedding Banquet The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Bad Girls 20th Century Fox
October 4 Jurassic Park Universal Studios
October 5 Clean Slate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Above the Rim New Line
October 12 Much Ado About Nothing The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Holy Matrimony Columbia Pictures
October 19 The Worst Witch Prism Entertainment
Monkey Trouble New Line Cinema
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Walt Disney Pictures VHS release
No Escape Savoy Pictures
October 26 Broadway Bill Paramount Pictures
Crooklyn Universal Studios
The Cowboy Way Universal Studios
Clifford Orion Pictures
Guarding Tess Tristar Pictures
The Hudsucker Proxy Warner Bros. Pictures
Jimmy Hollywood Paramount Pictures
October 28 Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs Walt Disney Pictures VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection; it has a Roy E. Disney intro and the Walt Disney Home Video logo
The Black Cauldron VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection; released on home video for the first time
Dumbo VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The 3 Caballeros
So Dear to My Heart
Alice in Wonderland
The Sword in the Stone
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Robin Hood
Pete's Dragon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea VHS release, part of the Walt Disney Family Film Collection
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Old Yeller
The Shaggy Dog
Swiss Family Robinson
The Parent Trap
That Darn Cat!
The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Apple Dumpling Gang
November 1 Black Beauty Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
November 2 Brainscan Triumph Films VHS release
The Paper Universal Pictures
The Cowboy Way VHS and Laserdisc release
November 8 The Flintstones
November 9 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Columbia Pictures
Little Big League Columbia Pictures
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Fine Line Features
With Honors Warner Bros. Pictures
November 15 Speed 20th Century Fox
November 16 When a Man Loves a Woman Touchstone Pictures
Beverly Hills Cop III Paramount Pictures
Wyatt Earp Warner Bros.
Cops & Robbersons TriStar Pictures
The Favor Orion Pictures
November 22 Little Buddha Miramar Films
November 23 The Birds II: Land's End Universal Studios VHS release
November 30 A Christmas Reunion EMI Distribution
Getting Even with Dad Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
December 6 Blown Away
December 7 Captain Sindbad
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
Tom Sawyer United Artists VHS release
The Black Stallion VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection
The Secret of NIMH
A Christmas Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
All Dogs Go to Heaven United Artists
Maverick Warner Bros. Pictures VHS release
December 13 The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure MCA Universal Home Video
December 14 Huckleberry Finn United Artists
I Love Trouble Touchstone Pictures
Baby's Day Out 20th Century Fox
Blown Away Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
December 21 The Client Warner Bros. Pictures
Lassie Paramount Pictures

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TV show releases[edit]

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

  • The Frog Prince - January 11
  • "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog videos - February 2
    • "The Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad!" (contains: "The Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad" & "Sonic Breakout")
    • "Slow-w-w-w Going" (contains: "Slowwww Going" & "Over the Hill Hero")
    • "Robotnik Express" (contains: "Robotnik Express" & "Tails' New Home")
    • "Grounder the Genius" (contains: "Grounder the Genius" & "Blank-Headed Eagle")
  • "Speed Racer" videos - February 16
    • "The Movie (contains: "The Car Hater" & "The Treacherous Pirate" & "The Race Against The Mammoth Car")
    • "The Great Plan"
    • "The Secret Engine"
    • "The Fastest Car on Earth"
    • "Race Against Time"
  • "X-Men" videos - February 22
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of this World" series - March 22
    • "Unidentified Flying Leonardo" (contains: "Unidenitified Flying Leonardo" & "The Foot Soldiers Are Revolting")
    • "Beyond the Donatello Nebula" (contains: "Beyond the Donatello Nebula" & "Big Bug Blunder")
    • "Planet of the Turtleoids" (contains: "Planet of the Turtleoids" (Parts 1 & 2)
    • "Return of the Turtleoid" (contains: "Return of the Turtleoid" & "Zach and the Alien Invaders"
  • "Back to the Future" videos - March 30
    • "Solar Sailors" & "BraveLord and the Demon Monstrux
    • "Family Vacation" & "Retired"
    • "Mac the Black" & "St. Louis Blues"
  • "Exosquad: Veil of Doom" series - April 20
    • "Target:Earth" & "A Traitor Among Us"
    • "Snorched Venus" & "Sabotage"
  • "X-Men" videos - April 19
  • "The Flintstones" videos - April 27
    • "Babe in Bedrock" (contains: "Dress Rehearsal" & "Daddy's Little Beauty")
    • "Fearless Fred Strikes Again" (contains: "The Buffalo Convention" & "Mother-in-Law's Visit"
    • "Hooray for Hollyrock" (contains: "Ann Margrock Presents" & "The Return of Stony Curtis")
    • "Wacky Inventions" (contains: "Wacky inventions" & "Flashgun Freddie")
  • "Spiderman and His Amazing Friends" video - May 16
  • "The New Adventures of Speed Racer" videos - May 18
    • "The Mach-5's First Trial & The Pleasantville Terror"
    • "The Race Against X & The Creature from Sombra Lagoon"
    • "B.O.S.S. & Trouble in Deep-12"
    • "Race to the Future & Escape from the Past"
  • "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" video - June 7
    • "Road Hog" (contains: "Road Hog" & "Tails in Charge")
  • "X-Men" video - June 21
  • "Speed Racer" videos - July 27
    • "Girl Daredevil"
    • "The Royal Racer"
    • "The Desperate Desert Race"
    • "Crash in the Jungle"
  • "The Halloween Tree" video - September 14
    • Bonus Episode of "Yogi Bear" Bewitched Bear
  • "Dink the Little Dinosaur" videos - September 14
    • "Shyler's Friend" (Also includes: "Shell Game" "Dink Come Home" "White Beauty" & "Search")
    • "Phantom of the Cave" (Also includes: "Dry River" & "Crusty's Baby" & "Gentle Hunter" & "Surprise")
    • "Light's Out" (Also includes: "Small Stuff" & "Amber's Crusade" & "Old Timers" & "The Hollow Tree")
    • "The Sky is Falling at Green Meadow" (Also includes: "Wish Mountain" & "Crusty's New Home" & "Encounter At Flatrock" & "Fraidy Scat")
    • "Land of No Return" (Also includes: "Sea Rescue" & "Tar Troubles" & "Crusty's Reunion" & "Tale of the Beast")
    • "Rivals" (Also includes: "The Wrongs of Spring" & "The Last of Their Kind" & "The Challenge" & "The Secret")
  • "The Flintstones" videos - September 14
    • "Dino's Two Tales" (contains: "Dino Disappears" & "Dino Goes Hollyrock")
    • "Rocky Bye Babies (contains: "Little Bamm-Bamm" & "The Most Beautiful Baby in Bedrock"
    • "Bedrock 'n' Roll" (contains: "The Girls' Night Out" & "The Twitch")
    • "Fred Takes the Field" (contains: "Flintstones of Prinstone" & "Big League Freddie")
  • "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers videos - September 14
    • "Day of the Dumpster" (Special Interview with Jason)
    • "High Five" (Special Interview with Trini)
    • "Food Fight" (Special Interview with Billy)
    • "Happy Birthday, Zack" (Special Interview with Zack)
    • "No Clowning Around" (Special Interview with Kimberly)
    • "Green with Evil, Part I: Out of Control" (Special Interview with Tommy and Friends)
    • "Green with Evil, Part II: Jason's Battle" (Special Interview with Tommy and Friends)
    • "Green with Evil, Part III: The Rescue" (Special Interview with Tommy and Friends)
    • "Green with Evil, Part IV: Eclipsing Megazord" (Special Interview with Tommy and Friends)
    • "Green with Evil, Part V: Breaking the Spell" (Special Interview with Tommy and Friends)
  • "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" videos - September 21
    • "The Wanna-Be Ranger" (Special Feature: Power Ranger Music Video: I Will Win)
    • "Putty on the Brain" (Special Feature: Power Ranger Music Video: We Need A Hero)
    • "Bloom of Doom" (Special Feature: Power Ranger Music Video: Fight)
  • "Exosquad: Into the Heart of Darkness" series - October 12
    • "Abandoned" & "The Brood"
    • "Betrayal" & "Defying Olympics"
  • "X-Men" videos - October 18
  • "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" video - October 19
    • "Alpha's Magical Christmas"
  • "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" video - October 21
    • "Hooked on Sonics" (contains: Hooked on Sonics" & "Warp Sonic")
  • "VR Troopers" videos - November 2
    • "Error in the System" (Special Bonus Music Video Included: Hear This Lion's Roar)
    • "Lost Memories" (Special Bonus Music Video Included: Skugs)
    • "Oh Brother" (Special Bonus Music Video Included: It's All In Your Mind)
    • "Computer Captive" (Special Bonus Music Video Included: We Are VR Troopers)
    • "Virtual V-6" (Special Bonus Music Video Included: We Are VR)
  • "ABC Weekend Special" video - November 9
    • "The Secret Garden (movie)"
  • "Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad" videos - November 11
    • "To Servo and Project" (contains: "Amp Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" & Lights, camera, action")
    • "A Skorn in Their Side" (contains: "His Master's Voice" & "Un-Helping Hand")
    • "The Glitch That Stole Christmas" (contains: "Do Not Reboot 'Til Christmas" & "Kilokahn Is Coming to Town")
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - December 7
  • "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" videos - December 19
    • "Super Sonic" (contains: "Super Sonic" & "Sonic and Sally")
    • "Sonic Racer" (contains: "Sonic Racer" & "Sonic Boom")
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Direct-to-video VHS releases[edit]

The following movies and TV shows were released on video cassette on these following dates:

Documentary home video releases[edit]

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

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