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1986 in Home Video

1986 in home video:

Industry milestones

July

  • July 1 - RCA releases the final Capacitance Electronic Disc(CED) VideoDisc: CBS/Fox Video's release of The Jewel of the Nile. Also released at the same time, but only for RCA employees who worked in the CED VideoDisc departments, was a disc entitled Memories of VideoDisc, which was a collection of photos, milestones, and a factory tour. This was not released for consumers and is considered one of the rarest discs of the CED VideoDisc library.

Movie releases

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

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U.S./Canada
Release Date
Movie Title Studio Notes
January 29 The Hugga Bunch Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
January 7 The Ages of Humankind Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Blue Yonder Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Disney's Greatest Lullabies, Volume One Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Disney's Greatest Lullabies, Volume Two Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Fabulous Fleischer Folio Volume Four Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Five Mile Creek Volume 11 Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Flights of Fancy Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
My Science Project Touchstone Pictures Betamax release
VHS release
Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Animal Tales Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Fanciful Fables Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Walt Disney Video-A-Longs: The Disney Classics Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Walt Disney Video-A-Longs: Mickey's Discovery Series Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Walt Disney Video-A-Longs: Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Zorro: Invitation to Death Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
February 25 Star Wars : Episode IV - A New Hope CBS/Fox Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Letterboxed Special Collection CAV Laserdisc release. The VHS, Betamax, CED and CLV Laserdisc versions are Pan and Scan.)
Star Wars : Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back CBS/Fox Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Letterboxed Special Collection CAV Laserdisc release. The VHS, Betamax, CED and CLV Laserdisc versions are Pan and Scan.)
Star Wars : Episode VI - The Return Of The Jedi CBS/Fox Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Letterboxed Special Collection CAV Laserdisc release. The VHS, Betamax, CED and CLV Laserdisc versions are Pan and Scan.)
March 12 Robotman & Friends Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
March 24 Banana Monster Force Video Betamax release
VHS release
Primal Impulse Force Video Betamax release
VHS release
Psychopath Force Video Betamax release
VHS release
White Slave Force Video Betamax release
VHS release
March 25 The Sword in the Stone Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
April The Journey of Natty Gann Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Mixed Blood Media Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
April 30 The Ike and Tina Turner Show Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
May 14 Challenge of the GoBots: The GoBotron Saga Vestron Video Betamax release
VHS release
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
May 22 Back to the Future MCA Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(The last major motion picture to be released on CED.)
May 28 The Absent-Minded Professor Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Colorized version.)
Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Importance of Being Donald Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Mickey Knows Best Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
June 11 Dick Clark's Best of Bandstand Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
June 25 Gorilla National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
The Incredible Human Machine National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
My Friend Liberty Karl-Lorimar Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Yukon Passage National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
June A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Media Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
Whitney Houston: The #1 Video Hits MusicVision Betamax release
VHS release
July 1 The Best of Times Embassy Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
The Jewel of the Nile CBS/Fox Video Betamax release
VHS release
(The last CED VideoDisc released for consumer use.)
July 2 The Return of the Living Dead Thorn EMI/HBO Video Betamax release
VHS release
July 3 White Nights RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
July 16 All-Star Swing Festival Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Adventures of the Scrabble People in A Pumpkin Full of Nonsense Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
July 29 Single Bars, Single Women Prism Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
August 5 The Flintstones: Little Big League Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Huckleberry Hound Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Quick Draw McGraw Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Top Cat's Loves and Fortunes Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
August 13 Meat Loaf Live! Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
Tales of Beatrix Potter Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
August 26 Bloody Birthday Prism Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
Vultures Prism Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
August 29 The Supernaturals Embassy Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
August Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
September 10 African Wildlife National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
Atocha: Quest for Treasure National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
Save the Panda National Geographic Video
Vestron Video
Betamax release
VHS release
September 22 Funny Lady RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Jolson Story RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
September 23 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Touchstone Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Sex O'Clock News Prism Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
September 24 Centurions Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
Rad Embassy Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
October 2 The Tomb Trans World Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
October 10 Night of the Living Dead Hal Roach Studios Betamax release
VHS release
(Colorized version.)
October 14 Canine Commando Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Also released in a boxset with repackaged versions of the first 5 Classics releases.)
Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Also released in a boxset with repackaged versions of the first 5 Classics releases.)
A Tale of Two Chipmunks Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Also released in a boxset with repackaged versions of the first 5 Classics releases.)
The Unsinkable Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey and Louie Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
(Also released in a boxset with repackaged versions of the first 5 Classics releases.)
October 16 The Money Pit MCA Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
October 21 Jonny Quest Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Goober and the Ghost Chasers Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Casper's First Christmas Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Top Cat: 25th Anniversary Worldvision Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
October 22 The Real Ghostbusters: Knock Knock RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
The Real Ghostbusters: Play Them Ragtime Boos RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
October 29 The Best of Dan Aykroyd Warner Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
Blood Link Embassy Home Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
October 31 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
November 18 Ashanti, Land of No Mercy Trans World Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
November 19 Lionel Richie: The Making of Dancing on the Ceiling Karl-Lorimar Home Video Betamax release
VHS release
November 26 Dreamaniac Wizard Video Betamax release
VHS release
December 10 Tammy Wynette in Concert Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
December 16 Snowballing Prism Entertainment Betamax release
VHS release
December 17 Willie Nelson: Greatest Hits Live Vestron Music Video Betamax release
VHS release
Wrinkles In Need of Cuddles Children's Video Library Betamax release
VHS release
October 14 Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release

(Also released in a boxset with repackaged versions of the first 5 Classics releases.)

Jiminy Cricket's Christmas Walt Disney Home Video Betamax release
VHS release

References

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