Hemdale Film Corporation

Hemdale Film Corporation

Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Hemdale Film Corporation
fate = Closed
successor = Orion Pictures
foundation = 1970
defunct = 1995
location = USA
industry =
key_people =
products = movies
VHS tapes
num_employees =
parent =
subsid =

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)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hemdale Film Corporation — Hemdale Film Corporation. Год основания 1967 Расположение …   Википедия

  • Hemdale — may refer to:*Hemdale, an American death metal band. *Hemdale Film Corporation, a film studio of the 1980s headed by John Daly and Derek Gibson …   Wikipedia

  • Appel d'urgence (film) — Appel d urgence Données clés Titre original Miracle Mile Réalisation Steve De Jarnatt Scénario Steve De Jarnatt Acteurs principaux Anthony Edwards Mare Winningham John Agar Mykel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Terminator (film) — Terminator Pour les articles homonymes, voir Terminator (homonymie). Terminator Titre original The Terminator Titre québécois Terminateur Réalisation James Cameron Acteurs principaux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Princess and the Goblin (film) — Infobox Film name = The Princess and the Goblin director = József Gémes producer = Robin Lyons writer = Original 1872 novel: George MacDonald Screenplay: Robin Lyons starring = Joss Ackland Claire Bloom Roy Kinnear Sally Ann Marsh Victor Spinetti …   Wikipedia

  • Platoon (film) — Platoon Theatrical release poster by Bill Gold Directed by Oliver Stone P …   Wikipedia

  • Miracle Mile (film) — Miracle Mile Theatrical release poster Directed by Steve De Jarnatt Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Le Retour des morts-vivants (film, 1985) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Le Retour des morts vivants. Le Retour des morts vivants Données clés Réalisation Dan O Bannon Scénario Dan O Bannon (d après une histoire de John Russo) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Universal Soldier (1971 film) — Infobox Film name = Universal Soldier image size = caption = director = Cy Endfield producer = Donald Factor Frederick Schwartz writer = narrator = starring = George Lazenby music = Phillip Goodhand Tait cinematography = Tony Imi editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • Criminal Law (film) — Criminal Law Directed by Martin Campbell Produced by Hilary Heath, Robert MacLean Written …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.