Hemdale Film Corporation


Hemdale Film Corporation

Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Hemdale Film Corporation
company_
fate = Closed
successor = Orion Pictures
foundation = 1970
defunct = 1995
location = USA
industry =
key_people =
products = movies
VHS tapes
num_employees =
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Hemdale Film Corporation (sometimes called Hemdale Releasing Corporation or Hemdale Pictures Corporation), known as Hemdale Communications after 1993, was an independent film production company and distributor founded in London in the early 1970s by David Hemmings and John Daly, headed by John Daly and Derek Gibson. It later became well known for the production of "The Terminator" (1984), "Hoosiers" (1986) and "Platoon" (1986), which all had the Orion logo instead of the Hemdale logo. Hemdale Film Corporation was later swallowed by Orion Pictures in 1995.

In 1988, Hemdale released a collection of many video cassette titles released by Hemdale Home Video around the United States of America. In 1995, with Orion's acquistion of Hemdale, Hemdale Home Video was brought by Orion Home Video.

After the studio's closing, the Hemdale library was incorporated into the Orion Pictures output now owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Orion ironically originally released many of Hemdale's films. One key exception is "The Last Emperor", a Hemdale production originally issued by Columbia Pictures, but whose rights are now held by its producer, Jeremy Thomas.

The company's last new credit was for the Virgin Games video game adaptation of The Terminator, which showed up on the game's start up screen as "Hemdale's The Terminator" in text on the scrolling logo, despite all box art calling it "The Terminator".

Home Video Titles

* "The Terminator" (1984, distribution) (1987-1993 Hemdale logo appeared)
* "" (1992, distribution) (variation of the 1987-1993 Hemdale logo appeared)
* "The Magic Voyage" (1993, distribution)
* "The Princess and the Goblin" (1994, distribution)

External links

*imdb company|id=0056805 (as Hemdale)
*imdb company|id=0106408 (under full name)


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