Universal Studios Home Entertainment


Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1980. It is a division of Universal Studios.

It was originally known as MCA Videocassette, Inc. in 1980, when films including "Jaws", "Jaws 2", and "1941" were released. In 1983, MCA Videocassette and MCA Videodisc became MCA Home Video, which was also used for Universal's laserdisc films. In 1990, it became MCA/Universal Home Video for the 75th anniversary of Universal.

In the Netherlands, they distribute most DVDs of films released theatrically by Independent Films. They also distribute Alliance Atlantis DVD titles in Canada, most of the Republic Pictures theatrical library in the UK, and most of the Carolco Pictures library in Australia and Brazil.

This company was the video distributor for DreamWorks titles until DreamWorks was sold to Paramount/Viacom in 2006, at which point Paramount took over distribution.

In addition to DVDs, Universal was a big supporter of the HD DVD format until March of 2008, when Toshiba discontinued manufacturing of HD DVD players. Since July 22, 2008, Universal released Blu-ray discs; it was the last major Hollywood movie studio to jump on the Blu-ray bandwagon. Their first Blu-ray releases were "The Mummy", "The Mummy Returns" and "The Scorpion King".

External links

* [http://homevideo.universalstudios.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.great-tv-shows.com/tv_dvd_content.html Universal TV DVD]
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