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Roadshow Entertainment (formerly Roadshow Home Video) is a division of the Australian media company Village Roadshow (formerly Roadshow Home Video and Roadshow Entertainment). Notable releases include First Blood, Mad Max, Gallipoli, and The Terminator. Their first release was Scanners. Like Rigby-CIC Video (defunct), RCA/Columbia Pictures/Hoyts Video and CEL Home Video (half of population replaced), Roadshow Home Video is an independent video distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
The very best the entertainment world has to offer.
A new dimension of the home entertainment market.
1982: Village Roadshow Entertainment is founded as Roadshow Home Video.
1983: Palace Films was started as a home video distributor between Roadshow, Blake Films and private investor Antony Veccola.
1985: Roadshow Home Video becomes Village Roadshow Home Video. Also, Premiere Home Entertainment was established. Veccola bought out the other company's stock of Palace and it ventured out into the film distribution business and opened a small number of art-house cinemas around Australia's main cities and became an independent company. It's home video release were still handled by Village Roadshow until the late 90s.
1990: Applause Home Video was established as a Village Roadshow label.
1993: Village Roadshow Home Video becomes Village Roadshow Entertainment
Late 1990s: Palace home video distribution with Roadshow has been expired.
1998: Roadshow Starts releasing DVD's
Roadshow/Village Roadshow subsidiaries and divisions
- Premiere Home Entertainment (1985 - 199?) - (a division of Village Roadshow)
- Festival Video (1983 - 1990s) - (a division of Festival Mushroom Records and Warner Bros.)
- Mushroom Video (1983 - 1990s) - (a division of Festival Mushroom Records and Warner Bros.)
- Applause Home Video (c. 1990 - 199?) - (a Division of Village Roadshow)
- Reel Corporation (2000s-) - (a division of Village Roadshow)
- Hopscotch Films (2005-2011) - (distributed by Village Roadshow)
- Palace Home Video/Entertainment/Films (1983 - 1990s) - (Subsidiary of Roadshow/Village Roadshow)
- Roadshow-Lorimar Home Video (1985-early 1990s) - (a division for distributing Lorimar releases)
Labels distributed, duplicated and re-supplied
However, Roadshow Home Video has a label of itself, so it is named as Roadshow Films.
- Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (1982-1992)
- MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (New Zealand only)
- ABC Video (branded as ABC DVD)
- New Line Cinema (until it merged with Warner Bros.)
- The Weinstein Company
- Warner Home Video (2015-present, previously only distributed films Village Roadshow Pictures produced)
- CIC Video
- Lions Gate Entertainment
- BBC Video (branded as BBC)
- Nine Network (branded as Channel 9)
- Hopscotch Entertainment
- Village Roadshow Pictures
- Anchor Bay Entertainment (New Zealand only)
- South Pacific Pictures (New Zealand only)
- Reel Corporation (branded as Reel DVD)
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