1998 in home video

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1998 was nearing the end of the dominance of the VHS format with the DVD overtaking tape sales by the early 2000s.[1] The so-called format wars were almost over with Sony's Betamax format ending production at about this same time.[2] The VHS format did not die out quickly because of its recording function, so many homes were adding a DVD player rather than replacing their VCRs. 1998 was a boom time for the brick and mortar video rental industry.[3]

Industry milestones[edit]

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October[edit]

  • October - Full DVD launch in Europe.[4]

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 Format/Notes
January 6 Ghosts of Mississippi Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Masterminds VHS release
Fire Down Below Warner Home Video VHS release
Anna Karenina VHS release
187 VHS release
Hoodlum MGM/UA Home Video VHS release
January 13 Money Talks New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
Wishmaster Artisan Entertainment DVD release
Soul Food 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
January 20 Buddy Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Anaconda DVD release
The Mirror Has Two Faces DVD release
Liar Liar Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
Leave It to Beaver VHS and DVD release
The Nutty Professor DVD release
Timecop DVD release
Nothing to Lose Touchstone Home Video VHS release
The Game PolyGram Video VHS release
January 27 Event Horizon Paramount Home Video VHS release
Kull the Conqueror Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
February 3 Air Bud Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Hercules VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
The Barefoot Executive VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Kurt Russell Collection
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
The Strongest Man in the World
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Princess Bride MGM Home Entertainment VHS releases; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
All Dogs Go to Heaven
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
The Secret of NIMH
Courage of Lassie
G.I. Jane Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS release
Excess Baggage Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
February 10 Air Force One Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS, Laserdisc and DVD release
February 17 Good Burger Paramount Home Video VHS release
Most Wanted New Line Home Video VHS release
Camelot (1998 film) Sony Wonder VHS release; part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection
February 24 Ernest in the Army Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Mad City Warner Home Video VHS release
The Man Who Knew Too Little VHS release
The Devil's Advocate VHS release
The Devil's Own Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
Fools Rush In DVD release
March 3 Peter Pan Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc releases: part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
Robin Hood (1973 film)
Summer Magic VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection
The Moon-Spinners VHS and Laserdisc release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection
March 10 In & Out Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Peacemaker DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Radioland Murders Image Entertainment DVD release
March 17 That Darn Cat Walt Disney Home Video VHS and DVD re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
The Full Monty 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Assignment Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Chipmunk Adventure Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Mimic Dimension Home Video VHS release
March 20 Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video DVD release, part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection
March 24 I Know What You Did Last Summer Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Metro Touchstone Home Video DVD release
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Orion Home Video VHS release
The Man Who Knew Too Little Warner Home Video DVD release
March 31 Vertigo Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
The Perfect Furlough VHS releases; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
Slappy and the Stinkers Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
U Turn VHS release
High School High DVD release
Double Team DVD release
Bean PolyGram Video VHS release
Mad City Warner Home Video DVD release
April 7 Seven Years in Tibet Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Boogie Nights New Line Home Video VHS release
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation VHS and DVD release
April 14 Kiss the Girls Paramount Home Video VHS release
The Ice Storm 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
L.A Confidential Warner Home Video VHS release
April 21 101 Dalmatians Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Flubber VHS release
RocketMan VHS release
The Apple Dumpling Gang VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Don Knotts Collection
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
No Deposit, No Return
Gus
Cop Land Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
G.I. Jane Hollywood Pictures Home Video DVD release
Nothing to Lose Touchstone Home Video DVD release
April 28 The Jackal Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Jerk DVD release
Anastasia 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Red Corner MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
May 5 MouseHunt DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Gattaca Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Tomorrow Never Dies MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
May 12 A Rat's Tale Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
12 Angry Men (1997) Orion Home Video VHS release
May 19 Tron Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Rocketman VHS release
As Good as It Gets Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Little Indian, Big City Touchstone Home Video VHS release
May 26 The Getaway Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
Sea of Love DVD release
Street Fighter DVD release
The Major and the Minor VHS releases; part of the Universal Comedy Classics Collection
You Gotta Stay Happy
The Brass Bottle
The Pink Jungle
Firestorm 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Deconstructing Harry New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
The Legend of Su-Ling Sony Wonder VHS release; part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection
June 2 Alien Resurrection 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS and Laserdisc release
Home Alone 3 VHS and Laserdisc release
Melody Time Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
The Rainmaker Paramount Home Video VHS release
Starship Troopers Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Desperate Measures Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
June 9 A Simple Wish Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
An American Werewolf in Paris Hollywood Pictures Home Video VHS and DVD release
June 16 Flubber Walt Disney Home Video DVD release
Fun and Fancy Free Laserdisc release
Joey MGM Home Entertainment VHS release; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
The Mighty Kong Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Fallen VHS and DVD release
Spice World Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
I Know What You Did Last Summer DVD release
Switchback Paramount Home Video VHS release
June 23 Grease Paramount Home Video 20th anniversary VHS and Laserdisc re-release
The Swan Princess and The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain Columbia TriStar Home Video The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 2-Pack VHS release
The Postman VHS release
June 30 The Replacement Killers Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Amistad DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Half Baked Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Devil's Advocate Warner Home Video DVD release
July 7 Good Will Hunting Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Palmetto Warner Home Video VHS release
July 14 The Spirit of Mickey Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Sphere Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Phantoms Dimension Home Video VHS release
Caught Up Artisan Entertainment DVD release
Oscar and Lucinda 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
July 21 Camelot: The Legend GoodTimes Entertainment VHS release
Krippendorf's Tribe Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Kissing a Fool Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Great Expectations 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
U.S. Marshals Warner Home Video VHS release
Zero Effect VHS release
Mr. Magoo Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Scream 2 Dimension Home Video VHS release
July 28 Little Men Warner Home Video VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation VHS release
Dark City New Line Home Video VHS release
Wag the Dog VHS release
Hard Rain Paramount Home Video VHS release
Chairman of the Board Trimark Home Video VHS release
August 4 The Black Cauldron Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Meet the Deedles VHS release
Jackie Brown Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Blues Brothers 2000 Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Wedding Singer New Line Home Video VHS release
August 11 Oliver! Columbia TriStar Home Video 30th anniversary VHS release; part of the Columbia TriStar Family Collection
Senseless Dimension Home Video VHS release
The Man in the Iron Mask MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
Mr. Nice Guy New Line Home Video VHS release
A Tale of Eygpt Sony Wonder VHS release; part of the Sony Wonder Enchanted Tales Collection
August 18 The Newton Boys 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Planet of the Apes 30th anniversary VHS re-release
The Apostle Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Big Lebowski PolyGram Video VHS release
The Borrowers VHS release
August 25 Kundun Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Old Yeller Walt Disney Home Video part of the Walt Disney Film Classics: The Animal Adventures Series
Greyfriars Bobby
Big Red
The Legend of Lobo
September 1 Titanic Paramount Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Dream for an Insomniac VHS release
September 8 The Object of My Affection 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Primary Colors Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Wild Things Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
September 15 Lady and the Tramp Walt Disney Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release, only time theatrical Academy Ratio version was released on video
Hush Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
Wide Awake Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Mercury Rising Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
Barney's Great Adventure PolyGram Video VHS release
Scrooge 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release; part of the 20th Century Fox Family Features Collection
He Got Game Touchstone Home Video VHS release
September 22 Kiki's Delivery Service Buena Vista Home Video VHS and Laserdisc release
My Giant Warner Home Video VHS release
Nightwatch Dimension Home Video VHS release
Ride VHS release
September 29 Paulie DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
Blackjack Dimension Home Video VHS release
City of Angels Warner Home Video VHS release
My Giant DVD release
The Batman/Superman Movie VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
October 6 An American Tail and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Universal Studios Home Video 2-Pack VHS release
Lost in Space New Line Home Video VHS and DVD release
The Spanish Prisoner Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Face/Off Paramount Home Video DVD release
Twilight VHS release
Kiss the Girls VHS release
October 13 Major League: Back to the Minors Warner Home Video VHS release
I Got the Hook Up Dimension Home Video VHS release
The X-Files 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
The Edge VHS release
Deep Rising Hollywood Pictures VHS and DVD release
Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
In God's Hands VHS and DVD release
Dancer, Texas VHS and DVD release
October 20 Quest for Camelot Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang MGM Home Entertainment 30th anniversary VHS release; part of the MGM Family Entertainment Collection
Black Dog Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Big Hit Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Warren Miller: Snowriders Warren Miller VHS release
Warren Miller: Snowriders 2 VHS release
Species II MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
The Odd Couple II Paramount Home Video VHS release
In & Out DVD release
October 27 Gone with the Wind MGM Home Entertainment Digitally restored picture and soundtrack VHS, DVD and Laserdisc re-release
The Big Lebowski PolyGram Video DVD release
November 3 Godzilla Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release, Remake of 1956 Japanese movie
Les Misérables VHS release
Hope Floats 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS and DVD release
Home Alone 3 DVD release
A Perfect Murder Warner Home Video VHS and DVD release
November 10 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie GoodTimes Entertainment VHS release
Beethoven Universal Studios Home Video VHS re-release
Beethoven's 2nd VHS re-release
Small Soldiers DreamWorks Home Entertainment VHS release
The Horse Whisperer Touchstone Home Video VHS release
I Went Down Artisan Entertainment VHS release
November 17 Can't Hardly Wait Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
The Opposite of Sex VHS release
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
The Big One Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Dirty Work MGM Home Entertainment VHS release
Passion in the Desert New Line Home Video VHS release
The Land Girls PolyGram Video VHS release
The Rainmaker Paramount Home Video DVD release
November 24 Dr. Dolittle 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
December 1 The Mask of Zorro Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS and DVD release
Small Soldiers DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD release
Armageddon Touchstone Home Video VHS release
Sliding Doors Paramount Home Video VHS release
Switchback DVD release
December 8 The Parent Trap Walt Disney Home Video VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection
The Wind in the Willows
The Peacemaker DreamWorks Home Entertainment DVD release
MouseHunt DVD release
Six Days Seven Nights Touchstone Home Video VHS and DVD release
Good Will Hunting Miramax Home Entertainment DVD release
Scream Dimension Home Video DVD release
December 15 Madeline Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release; part of Family Collection
Manhattan Murder Mystery DVD release
Air Bud: Golden Receiver Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Lethal Weapon 4 Warner Home Video VHS release
The Negotiator VHS release
Deep Impact Paramount Home Video VHS, DVD and Laserdisc release
Hard Rain DVD release
Private Parts DVD release
Escape from L.A. DVD release
Event Horizon DVD release
Patriot Games DVD release
Hav Plenty Miramax Home Entertainment VHS release
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Dimension Home Video VHS release
Earth Girls are Easy Artisan Entertainment DVD release
Junior Universal Studios Home Video DVD release
December 22 Summer of the Monkeys Walt Disney Home Video VHS release
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Trimark Pictures DVD release
Cousin Bette 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS release
Almost Heroes Warner Home Video VHS release
Wrongfully Accused VHS release
Blade New Line Home Video VHS release
Can't Hardly Wait Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD release
December 29 BASEketball Universal Studios Home Video VHS release
High Art VHS release
Knock Off Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS release
Mr. Jealousy Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment VHS release
The Avengers Warner Home Video VHS release
Why Do Fools Fall in Love 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 Studio Format(s) Season # Notes
January 2 Biography A&E DVD+R various 197 episodes in separate releases
January 8 Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS Kids Guide to Life: Big Bird Gets Lost Direct-to-video special
Fiesta
January 13 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS It's Time For Counting
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS Be My Valentine (Contains: The First Valentine Ever / Match-Makers)
Big Bad Beetleborgs 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS Metallix The Movie (Also includes: "Fright Flies" / "Borgslayer!" / "Vexor's Last Laugh" / "Crush of the Crustaceans" / "Metallix Rising" / "Battle Station Alert") part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
January 20 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's New Puppy (Plus Buster's Dino Dilemma)
D.W.'s Blankie (Plus The Perfect Brother)
February 10 Cinderella Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Oliver Twist VHS
February 24 The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS The First Easter Egg Ever (Contains: There Really is an Easter Bunny / Huckle's Feathery Friends)
Hercules: The Legendary Journey - And the Amazon Woman/The Lost Kingdom Universal Studios Home Video DVD
Hercules: The Legendary Journey - The Xena Trilogy DVD
Young Hercules DVD
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS Thomas and His Friends Get Along
March 3 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS Three Cheers for Eeyore and Rabbit (contains: "Eeyi Eeyi Eeyore" / "The 'New' Eeyore" / "Honey for a Bunny" / "Rabbit Takes a Holiday") part of the Winnie the Pooh: Friendship Collection
Imagine That, Christopher Robin! (contains: "Pooh Skies" / "Oh, Bottle" / "Up, Up, and Awry")
Spot the Dog VHS Spot and his Grandparents Go to the Carnival (contains: "Spot's Birthday Party" / "Spot Goes to a Party")
March 17 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney in Outer Space
March 24 Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater MGM Home Entertainment VHS Kitty and the Beast (Also includes "Grinder Genie and the Magic Lamp," "Hello Mother Goose," and "Little Red Bunny Hood")
Wizard of Paws (Also includes "Snow White Kitty," "Sleeping Kitty," and "Peter Penguin")
March 31 Arthur Random House Home Video VHS Arthur's First Sleepover (Plus Arthur's Lost Dog)
VeggieTales Lyrick Studios / Big Idea Productions VHS Where's God When I'm S-Scared? VHS re-releases
Are You My Neighbor?
April 7 The Flintstones Warner Home Video VHS Hooray for Hollyrock (Contains: "The Return of Stony Curtis" / "Anne Margrock Presents") part of the Cartoon Network Collection
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")
Life with Louie 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS The Masked Chess Boy Part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
For Pete's Sake
Mummies Alive! Buena Vista Home Video VHS The Legend Begins (Also includes: "Family Fred" Parts 1, 2 & 3)
April 14 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "A Stranger Among Us"
Elmopalooza Sony Wonder VHS TV special
April 21 Stomp Out Loud HBO Home Video VHS Includes Special Bonus Behind-the-Scenes Interviews with the stars of Stomp Out Loud
April 28 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Warner Home Video VHS part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection
May 12 The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS Now That's Progress (Contains: The Mole Machine / The Royal Game of Dennis)
Practice Makes Prefect (contains: King and Queen for a Day / The Piggy Express)
May 19 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Big Surprise! Live on Stage
Toothless Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Angels in the Endzone
The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Neogenic Nightmare (Also includes: "Blade, the Vampire Hunter" / "The Immortal Vampire" / "Shrieks of the Vulture" / "The Final Nightmare")
June 23 Groundling Marsh Lyrick Studios VHS Courageous Adventures
Treasures is for Sharing
June 30 Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS "East Meets West" (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
Blue's Clues Paramount Home Video VHS Story Time, Arts And Crafts
July 7 Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS The Great Numbers Game Direct-to-video special
The Alphabet Jungle Game
July 14 The Wonder Years -Best of the Christmas Wonder Years Delta Home Video DVD
Best of the Wonder Years DVD
July 28 Kolchak: The Night Stalker Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler
August 11 Beavis and Butt-head MTV Home Video / Sony Music Entertainment VHS Troubled Youth (Also includes: "Citizen's Arrest" / "Substitute" / "No Service" / "Impotence" / "Speech Therapy" / "Work Is Death" / "Die, Fly, Die" / "Tainted Meat")
Space Goofs 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS Vol. 1: Alien Antics (contains: "Once Upon A Time (Parts 1 & 2)" & "Venus Junior" & "One Minor Technicality") part of the Fox Kids Video Collection
Vol. 2: Cartoon Tales (contains: "Toon In, Drop Out (Parts 1 & 2)" & "TV Connection" & "Showdown in Tiny Town")
Vol. 3: Animal Crack-Ups (contains: "Old Mac Donald had a house" / "Bats in the Belfry" / "You Can't Go Home" / "Clowning Around")
August 18 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Barney's Halloween Party
August 25 Around the World with Willy Fog Plaza VHS Around the World in 80 Days VHS re-releases; part of the Jules Verne Adventure Classics Collection
Journey to the Center of the Earth
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video VHS Frankenpooh (contains: "The Monster Frankenpooh" / "Things That Go Piglet in the Night" / "Pooh Moon") VHS re-releases
Spookable Pooh (contains: "A Knight to Remember" / "Rock-A-Bye Pooh Bear")
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh VHS VHS re-release
Casper's Halloween Special Warner Home Video VHS Casper Saves Halloween
National Geographic Kids Video VHS "Creepy Creatures"
VeggieTales Lyrick Studios / Big Idea Productions VHS Rack, Shack & Benny VHS re-releases
Dave and the Giant Pickle
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Anchor Bay Entertainment VHS Thomas Comes to Breakfast
A Big Day for Thomas
September 1 Adventures in Odyssey Tommy Nelson VHS "Baby Daze"
Sesame Street Sony Wonder VHS The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street Direct-to-video special
The Busy World of Richard Scarry PolyGram Video VHS The First Halloween Ever (Contains: Who's too Scared to Masquerade? / The New Neighbors)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Universal Studios Home Video VHS (Also includes: Rats! / Stinkie Time Theater / Great Ghouly Governess / Hat Sick / Cancion De Olor / The Boo-Muda Triangle)
(Also includes: Four Funerals and a Wedding / I Can Be Anything / Family Reunion / Free Goldie / I'd Pick Your Nose / Birthday Boos)
September 8 The Tommyknockers Trimark Home Video DVD
September 15 Bear in the Big Blue House Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS Vol. 1: Home Sweet Home! (Contains: "Home is Where the Bear Is" / "What's in the Mail, Today?")
Vol. 2: Fun with Friends! (Contains: "Friends For Life" / "The Big Little Visitor")
Merlin Artisan Entertainment DVD
The World of Little Twins Buena Vista Home Video VHS Tales of Enchantment (Contains: "The Magic Flute" / "Flying")
The Magic of Giving (Contains: "A Time of Giving" / "The Best Gift of All")
September 29 A Muppet Family Christmas Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS
National Geographic Kids Video Warner Home Video VHS "Animal Holiday" VHS re-release
October 6 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too Walt Disney Home Video VHS (Bonus episode: "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" "The Magic Earmuffs") VHS re-release
(Bonus episode: "Spot the Dog" "Spot's Winter Sports")
Spot the Dog Spot's Magical Christmas (Contains: "Spot Goes to a Party" / "Spot Goes on Holiday") VHS re-release
101 Dalmatians: The Series 101 Dalmatians Christmas (contains: "A Christmas Cruella" / "Coup DeVil")
The Bear Buena Vista Home Video TV special
October 20 South Park Warner Home Video DVD Vol. 1
October 27 Ebenezer Plaza VHS
South Park Warner Home Video DVD Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Spider-Man Marvel Video VHS Forgotten Warriors (Also includes: "Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter I" / "Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter II: Unclaimed Legacy" / "Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter III: Secrets of the Six" / "Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter IV: The Six Fight Again" / "Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter V: The Price of Heroism") Based on the all-new 1996 Spider-Man animated television series
November 3 Barney & Friends Lyrick Studios VHS Good Clean Fun
Oh Brother She's My Sister
Todd McFarlane's Spawn HBO Home Video DVD Vol. 2
November 10 The Jetsons Warner Home Video VHS "A Jetson Christmas Carol" VHS re-release; part of the Cartoon Network Collection
Casper's First Christmas VHS re-release
From the Earth to the Moon HBO Home Video DVD
November 17 Musikladen Pioneer Entertainment DVD Best of Musikladen: America
November 24 The Twilight Zone Artisan Entertainment DVD More Treasures of the Twilight Zone
November 25 Quantum Leap Artisan Entertainment DVD The Pilot Episode
December 1 Bear in the Big Blue House Columbia TriStar Home Video VHS Vol. 3: Let's All Dance! (Contains Dancin' the Day Away" / "Listen Up!")
Vol. 4: Learn To Help! (Contains: "Need a Little Help Today" / "Lost Thing")
The Monkees Rhino Home Video DVD Our Favorite Episodes
December 8 The Last Don Trimark Home Video DVD
Blue's Clues Paramount Home Video VHS Blue's Birthday Includes Birthday Candle Dance and Deleted Scenes
December 13 Pokémon Pioneer Entertainment DVD Vol. 1: I Choose You! Pikachu!
December 15 Best of Musikladen: T-Rex/Roxy Music DVD
December 29 The Twilight Zone Image Entertainment DVD Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3

Documentary home video releases[edit]

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

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Notes
January 13 Anyplace Wild: Desert Hiking PBS Home Video VHS release
January 27 The Morehouse Men PBS Home Video VHS release
February 10 Frontline: Last Battle of Gulf War PBS Home Video VHS release
Full Circle with Michael Palin VHS release (5-Tape Set)
February 17 The Adventurers: Richard Byrd - Alone in Antarctica PBS Home Video VHS release
The Adventurers: Neil Armstrong: Reluctant Hero VHS release
Secrets of the Ocean Realm VHS release (5-Tape Set)
March 3 The Art of Magic PBS Home Video VHS release
March 31 Frontline: My Retirement Dreams PBS Home Video VHS release
April 14 American Experience: A Midwife's Tale PBS Home Video VHS release
American Experience: Mr. Miami Beach VHS release
American Experience: Influenza 1918 VHS release
April 28 A Science Odyssey PBS Home Video VHS release
Surviving the Dust Bowl VHS release
May 1 Frontline: From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians PBS Home Video VHS release (4-Tape Set)
May 5 In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great PBS Home Video VHS release (2-Tape Set)
May 19 Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships, The PBS Home Video VHS re-release
June 9 American Experience: Reagan PBS Home Video VHS release
Liberty! The American Revolution VHS release
July 7 In the Wild: Orangutans With Julia Roberts PBS Home Video VHS release
In The Wild: Lemurs with John Cleese VHS release
In the Wild: The Elephants of India With Goldie Hawn VHS release
In the Wild: In the Lion's Den with Anthony Hopkins VHS release
In the Wild: Baby Animals with Whoopi Goldberg at the San Diego Zoo VHS release
August 4 The Living Edens: Manu: Peru's Hidden Rain Forest PBS Home Video VHS release
The Living Edens: Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La VHS release
The Living Edens: Etosha: Africa's Untamed Wilderness VHS release
August 11 NOVA: Wild Wolves PBS Home Video VHS release
NOVA: Crocodiles VHS release
September 8 Secrets of the Ocean Realm PBS Home Video DVD release (5-Disc Set)
Full Circle with Michael Palin DVD release (5-Disc Set)
September 22 The U.S.-Mexican War PBS Home Video VHS release (2-Tape Set)
October 6 Legendary Lighthouse PBS Home Video VHS release (3-Tape Set)
Denyce Graves - A Cathedral Christmas VHS release
October 13 American Experience: The Great War PBS Home Video VHS release
Stealing Time: The New Science of Aging VHS release (3-Tape Set)
October 20 Africans in America WGBH Boston Video VHS release (4-Tape Set)
November 3 Frontline: The Farmer's Wife PBS Home Video VHS release
Frontline: Fat VHS release
November 10 American Experience: America 1900 PBS Home Video VHS release
Frank Lloyd Wright VHS release
November 17 NOVA: Ice Mummies PBS Home Video VHS release
November 24 The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom with Suze Orman PBS Home Video VHS release
December 1 Nerds 2. 0. 1. PBS Home Video VHS release (3-Tape Set)

Direct-to-video releases[edit]

U.S./Canada
Release Date
Title Studio Format(s)
January 6 Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Universal Studios Home Video VHS
February 1 Baby Einstein: Baby Mozart Family Home Entertainment VHS
February 17 Belle's Magical World Walt Disney Home Video VHS
March 3 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Ballet Party KidVision VHS
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's: Camp Out Party
March 17 FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue CBS/Fox Video VHS
May 19 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Walt Disney Home Video VHS
May 26 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Warner Home Video VHS
July 14 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Warner Home Video VHS
July 28 Disney Sing Along Songs: Honor to Us All Walt Disney Home Video VHS
August 25 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting - Party at Disneyland VHS
September 22 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Warner Home Video VHS
Casper Meets Wendy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS
October 6 Disney Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs Walt Disney Home Video VHS (re-release)
Disney Sing Along Songs: The Twelve Days of Christmas
A Walt Disney Christmas
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas[5] VHS (Special Edition)
October 27 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Walt Disney Home Video VHS
Addams Family Reunion Warner Home Video VHS
November 10 Billboard Dad Warner Home Video VHS
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish VHS
November 17 An All Dogs Christmas Carol MGM Home Entertainment VHS
December 1 The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock Universal Studios Home Video VHS
December 22 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue MGM Home Entertainment VHS
No Month Rock 'N Learn Alphabet Rock ' N Learn VHS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DVD sales top VHS sales for first time". Silicon Valley Business Journal. 9 January 2002. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  2. ^ "June 4, 1977: VHS Comes to America". Wired magazine. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  3. ^ Smiley, Brett (31 August 2010). "An Authoritative History Of The Movie Rental Industry". MTV. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Discount stores are a video lover's channel of choice". Discount Store News (via findarticles.com). 10 August 1998. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Beauty and The Beast : The Enchanted Christmas". Amazon. 6 October 1998. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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