1980 in home video


1980 in home video

Industry milestones

* Walt Disney Home Entertainment enters the home video market.
* MCA establishes MCA Videocassette, Inc. for VHS and Betamax releases of Universal Studios titles.

Home video and politics

* December 2 - The Swedish TV show "Studio S" discusses about "videovåld", violent movies, on video.

Movie releases

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

*"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" -- March 4, 1980
*"The Apple Dumpling Gang" -- March 4, 1980
*"Bedknobs and Broomsticks" -- March 4, 1980
*"The Black Hole" -- March 4, 1980
*"Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" -- March 4, 1980
*"Escape to Witch Mountain" -- March 4, 1980
*"Hello, Dolly!"
*"Hot Lead and Cold Feet" -- March 4, 1980
*"Jaws"
*"Jaws 2"
*"The Jerk"
*"The Love Bug" -- March 4, 1980
*"Magnum Force"
*"Mary Poppins" -- December 30, 1980
*"Midnight Express"
*"The Muppet Movie" -- January 1, 1980
*"The North Avenue Irregulars" -- March 4, 1980
*"Pete's Dragon" -- March 4, 1980
*"The Sting"
*"The Wizard of Oz" -- October 25, 1980
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