MVD Entertainment Group

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MVD Entertainment Group
Production company, film distribution
Founded 1986
Founder Tom Seaman
Headquarters Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Website mvdb2b.com

MVD Entertainment Group, (previously Music Video Distributors, Inc.) is an American production company and film distributor based in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, consisting of three main departments MVD Visual, MVD Audio and MVD Distribution.

The company was founded by Tom Seaman in 1986 and today has released over 8,000 titles.[1]

Home video labels[edit]

MVD Rewind Collection[edit]

In 2017, the company launched a line of Blu-ray releases called the MVD Rewind Collection. The line features cult movies not previously released on Blu-ray in North America, and some that were never even released on DVD. Each release is numbered and features a slipcover that gives a throw-back look of a weathered VHS case. The line does not focus on any particular genre, as was shown with the announcement of their first two releases, the punk music documentary D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage and the cult horror film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.[2]

Releases[edit]

# Title MVD Rewind Collection Release Theatrical Release
1 D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage December 8, 2017 April 10, 1981
2 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes January 23, 2018 October 20, 1978
3 Black Eagle February 27, 2018 May 19, 1988
4 Savannah Smiles May 22, 2018 April 9, 1982
5 The Return of Swamp Thing May 8, 2018 May 12, 1989
6 Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five April 24, 2018 April 18, 1998
7 Abominable June 12, 2018 April 10, 2006
8 Lionheart June 12, 2018 January 11, 1991
9 Windrider July 24, 2018[note 1] December 26, 1986
10 Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder August 28, 2018 September 8, 1998
11 Angel Town September 25, 2018 February 23, 1990
12 Bright Lights, Big City November 13, 2018 April 1, 1988
  1. ^ Windrider was originally scheduled for release on March 27, 2018, but a delay was announced due to an issue with the distribution rights for the title

MVD Marquee Collection and MVD Classics[edit]

In 2018, MVD announced they would add two new labels. The first one, MVD Marquee Collection, features Blu-ray releases of catalog titles that were too new to be considered cult. The line includes new to Blu-ray movies as well as re-releases of out of print titles. The other one, MVD Classics, will feature more obscure movies which may be released on DVD if an HD master isn't available. Unlike the Rewind Collection, neither of the lines are numbered.[3]

MVD Marquee Collection releases[edit]

Title MVD Marquee Collection Release Original Release
Walking Tall August 14, 2018 April 2, 2004
Autumn in New York August 28, 2018 August 11, 2000
Blast August 28, 2018 May 13, 1997
Crazy Six August 28, 2018 July 28, 1998
Barbershop September 11, 2018 September 13, 2002
Barbershop 2: Back in Business September 11, 2018 February 6, 2004
Beauty Shop September 11, 2018 March 30, 2005
Art School Confidential October 9, 2018 May 5, 2006
Out of Time October 9, 2018 October 3, 2003
Windtalkers October 23, 2018 June 14, 2002
Basic Instinct 2 November 13, 2018 March 31, 2006
Memories of Me November 27, 2018 October 7, 1988

MVD Classics Releases[edit]

Title Format MVD Classics Release Original Release
Golden Temple Amazons Blu-ray September 2018 1986
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro Blu-ray September 2018 1983

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