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Creator: Magnetic Video

Without Magnetic Video Corporation, home video would likely never have gotten off the ground.

The company was established in 1968 as an audio duplication facility in a Michigan town called Farmington Hills by an ambitious guy named Andre Blay. Blay had wanted to duplicate movies on videocassette, but not only was the technology not advanced enough yet, the majors were skeptical because of something called analog piracy (the predecessor vice to digital piracy). However, one fateful day in August 1977, Blay managed to reach an agreement with 20th Century Fox, represented by their telecommunications director Steve Roberts, to distribute 50 films from the company for a down payment of between $250,000 and $500,000 plus royalties. Interestingly, the home video revolution actually had its roots as an anti-piracy system; after all, why pay upwards of triple digits for a pirated film that's a third generation dupe at best with commercials and any edits the network censors might've made when you could own a legal copy with none of that crap for only $50? Also of note is that in the early days, a motion picture had to have already been broadcast on television before being released on home video—so no recent hits such as Star Wars for you geeks! (Don't worry, you'll have your time of day in just less than five years.)

Fox wasn't the only company Magnetic had dealings with. They also distributed product released by Viacom International (including seven featuring Elvis Presley, three featuring Jerry Lewis, and Terrytoon cartoon compilations and sports tapes), RBC Films (specifically, their Charlie Chaplin library), and Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation in 1978, Brut Productions, Bill Burrud Productions, and Pathé 1979, ABC Video Enterprises, ITC Entertainment, and the American Film Theatre in 1980, and United Artists Corporation (including films that were originally distributed by Warner Bros.) in 1981. Magnetic was purchased by Fox themselves in 1979, and in January 1982, after Andre Blay left the company to form Blay Video (which would, ironically, become Embassy's home video division), Magnetic received a new name: Twentieth Century-Fox Video. Since then, they have taken on the names CBS/Fox Video and Fox Video (which they alternated from 1991-1998, in addition to the Key Video and Playhouse Video labels), before settling with their current name, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, in 2001. During the company's final year, they also had a short-lived Sports division called "Magnetic Video Sports", and a short-lived LaserDisc division. There were also International Divisions in the UK, the South Pacific, and Australia.

Magnetic Video was also a duplicator for early tapes released by Paramount Home Video and MCA Videocassette, Inc.

In the United States alone, over 400 different releases were produced by Magnetic Video Corporation over the course of 5 years from 1977 to 1982. Below is a guide to the "series" of films.

  • 1000 series = 20th Century-Fox
  • 2000/2900 series = Viacom International
  • 3000 series = RBC Films/Estate of Charlie Chaplin
  • 4000 series = Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
  • 5000 series = Brut Productions, Inc.
  • 6000 series = Bill Burrud Productions
  • 7000 series = Pathe News and later CBS Films
  • 8000 series = ABC Video Enterprises
  • 9000 series = ITC Entertainment
  • 3500/3600/3700/3800 series = Magnetic Video Sports
  • 5500 series = American Film Theater
  • 5700 series = National Center for Cinema Arts
  • 6100 series = Miscellaneous
  • 4500 series = United Artists Corporation

All Home Video releases from Magnetic Video (1977-1982):

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     1977 
The earliest prints of Magnetic Video releases lacked an F.B.I. Warning bumper. Instead, the tapes would typically cut to the Magnetic Video logo, followed by the film itself. The front covers were black/white slipcases, and featured a photo of a scene from the film. In early 1980, they were changed to have the title above the photo. The original back cover catalog listed all the 50 films from Fox.

  • 20th Century-Fox (The original 50)
    • CL-1001 Hello, Dolly! (1969)
      Note: The very first VHS/Betamax release from Magnetic Video Corporation, as well as the very first VHS/Betamax release of any film in the United States.
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1978.
      Note: The second tape starts with the last half-minute of the first tape for some reason.
    • CL-1002 Fantastic Voyage (1966)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: On the original 1977 pressing, the start of the Magnetic Video jingle is mistakenly played back midway through the Fox Fanfare, and the entire film is presented unsqueezed.
    • CL-1003 Von Ryan's Express (1965)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed mostly in Panavision, but some scenes were filmed in CinemaScope, and the film is credited as a CinemaScope picture.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
    • CL-1004 The King and I (1956)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope 55.
    • CL-1005 Patton (1969)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in Dimension 150.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Though the film was originally split between a two-hour tape and a one-hour tape, starting with the 1979 reprint the break between tapes comes after the slapping scene, around the halfway point.
    • CL-1006 The Hustler (1961)
      Note: Red marquee
      Note: First black & white film ever released on VHS and Betamax.
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: The entire film is presented unsqueezed.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1007 The Agony And The Ecstasy (1965)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
      Note: A line about the Pieta of St. Peter's being exhibited at the New York World's Fair, spoken during the prologue, was removed from this release.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from The Sound of Music to Planet of the Apes and is dated 1979
    • CL-1008 Cleopatra (1963)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: General theatrical release version
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
      Note: A different stock number is used for the longer four-hour version, which was first released by 20th Century-Fox Video in mid-1982.
    • CL-1009 The French Connection (1971)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: On the original 1977 pressing, the 20th Century-Fox logo is presented in letterbox format at a 1.5:1 aspect ratio.
    • CL-1010 The Only Game In Town (1970)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1011 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
      Note: Orange marquee
    • CL-1012 Hombre (1966)
      Note: Orange marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
    • CL-1013 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1969)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
    • CL-1014 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
      Note: Teal marquee
    • CL-1015 The Boston Strangler (1968)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1016 Can Can (1960)
      Note: Violet marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1017 Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
    • CL-1018 The Detective (1968)
      Note: White marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1019 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: The original 1977 pressing uses one of the worst transfers out of all of Fox's First 50.
    • CL-1020 The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Dimension 150.
    • CL-1021 The Longest Day (1962)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: For some reason, the opening titles are videotaped on this version.
      Note: Multilingual version with some English subtitles
    • CL-1022 The Robe (1953)
      Note: Magenta marquee
    • CL-1023 How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: Severely cropped from the original CinemaScope negative, similar to early television airings.
    • CL-1024 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
      Note: Violet marquee
    • CL-1025 Doctor Dolittle (1967)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
      Note: The original 1977 pressing misspelled the film as Doctor Doolittle.
    • CL-1026 The Panic In Needle Park (1971)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Uncut version
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1027 The Marriage Of A Young Stockbroker (1971)
      Note: Green marquee
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen.
      Note: The 20th Century-Fox logo is presented in letterbox format at a 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
    • CL-1028 Vanishing Point (1971)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: US version, approximately 7 minutes shorter than the British version which featured a cameo by Charlotte Rampling as a hitchhiker.
    • CL-1029 The Sand Pebbles (1966)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Standard version, approximately 16 minutes shorter than the original Roadshow version. However, the box incorrectly gives a 195 minute running time. The complete Roadshow cut of the film would not resurface until 2007 on DVD.
    • CL-1030 State Fair (1962)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1031 Bus Stop (1956)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: The entire film is presented unsqueezed.
    • CL-1032 Three Coins In The Fountain (1954)
      Note: Green marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1033 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in Todd-AO.
    • CL-1034 The Song Of Bernadette (1943)
    • CL-1035 How To Steal A Million (1966)
      Note: Light green marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
    • CL-1036 From The Terrace (1960)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1037 How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    • CL-1038 M*A*S*H (1969)
      Note: Green marquee
      Note: Uncut version
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: The original 1977 pressing used a transfer that was excessively dark.
    • CL-1039 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (1955)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1040 Anastasia (1956)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1041 Boy On A Dolphin (1957)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1042 The Hot Rock (1972)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
    • CL-1043 The Seven Year Itch (1955)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1044 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
    • CL-1045 The Long Hot Summer (1958)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Deputy Dawg
      Note: Moderate print damage during the 20th Century-Fox logo, in addition to coloring throughout that tends to resemble that of early two-strip films.
    • CL-1046 The Paper Chase (1973)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Some prints incorrectly attribute the licensor as Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation.
    • CL-1047 Valley of the Dolls (1967)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to The Sound of Music
    • CL-1048 Carmen Jones (1954)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Original 20th Century-Fox logo absent on this release
    • CL-1049 The Razors Edge (1946)
    • CL-1050 A Farewell to Arms (1957)
      Note: Filmed in CinemaScope.

     1978 
In 1978, a red FBI Warning was added to the start of the tapes. It would carry over to subsequent Fox Video labels. Some back covers listed the newly-released titles from Viacom and/or the estate of Charles Chaplin, others listed those plus some more Viacom titles and the first 15 from Avco-Embassy.

  • Viacom International (The theatrical Terrytoon cartoons were originally distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox; those made for television were produced directly by CBS, who by this time owned the Terrytoons, only to later lose control of them to the fin-syn laws of the early '70s.)
    • CL-2001 Blue Hawaii (1961)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      Note: Viacom "V of Doom" appears at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2002 Fun In Acapulco (1963)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Viacom "V of Doom" appears at the end, but without music
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2003 GI Blues (1960)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      Note: Viacom "V of Doom" may appear at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2004 Girls Girls Girls (1962)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Viacom "V of Pinball" appears at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2005 King Creole (1958)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Both opening and closing Paramount logos retained
      Note: B&W Viacom "V of Pinball" appears at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2006 Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)
      Note: Light green marquee
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Viacom "V of Doom" appears at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2007 Roustabout (1964)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Filmed in Techniscope.
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2008 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Mighty Mouse (1978)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Contains the shorts Frankenstein's Cat (1942), King Tut's Tomb (1950), Little Problems (1951), Aladdin's Lamp (1943) and Happy Hallow Turkey Shoot (1968)
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from The Sound of Music to Planet of the Apes and is dated 1979
    • CL-2009 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Heckle and Jeckle (1978)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Contains the shorts The Stowaways (1949), Mighty Mouse and the Pirates (1945), Grand Prix Winner (1968), Sink or Swim (1952) and The Littlest Bully (1960)
      Note: 1971 Viacom "Pinball" logo appears at the end
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from The Sound of Music to Planet of the Apes and is dated 1979
    • CL-2010 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Deputy Dawg (1978)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Contains the shorts The Space Varmint (1962), The Mysterious Package (1961), Moose on the Loose (1952), The Haunted Cat (1951) and Space Cowboy (1965)
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from The Sound of Music to Planet of the Apes and is dated 1979
    • CL-2011 Great Legends of Baseball (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2012 Great Legends of Basketball (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2013 Great Legends of Football (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2014 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 1 (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2015 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 2 (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2016 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 3 (1978)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-2017 All In A Nights Work (1961)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2018 Last Train From Gun Hill (1959)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Filmed in [-Vista Vision=].
      Note: Both opening (VistaVision variant) and closing Paramount logo retained
      Note: Viacom "V of Doom" appears at the end
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2019 The Sad Sack (1957)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2020 Visit To A Small Planet (1960)
      Note: Red marquee
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2021 Dont Give Up The Ship (1959)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      Note: B&W Viacom "V of Doom" appears at the end
      Note: Presented in letterbox format at a 1.5:1 aspect ratio
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2022 Blood Of The Vampire (1958)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: First horror film ever released on VHS and Betamax.
      Note: Opening Universal International logo retained
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
      Syndicated under license from Universal Pictures
    • CL-2023 Hells Angels On Wheels (1967)
      Note: Magenta marquee
    • CL-2024 The Days Of Thrills And Laughter (1961)
      Note: Yellow marquee

  • RBC Films (Under license from the estate of Charlie Chaplin)
    • CL-3001 The Chaplin Revue (1959)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Edited for time
    • CL-3002 The Kid (1921) and The Idle Class (1921)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: 1972 re-release version
      Note: Originally a First National Pictures release.
    • CL-3003 A Woman Of Paris (1923) and Sunnyside (1919)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: 1976 re-release version
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation (feature film) and First National Pictures (short subject) release.
      Note: RBC Films logo and warning screen retained before both programs
    • CL-3004 The Gold Rush (1925) and Pay Day (1922)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: 1942 re-release version
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation (feature film) and First National Pictures (short subject) release.
    • CL-3005 The Circus (1928) and A Days Pleasure (1919)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: 1968 re-release version
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation (feature film) and First National Pictures (short subject) release.
    • CL-3006 City Lights (1931)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
    • CL-3007 Modern Times (1936)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Reissued in the original packaging by CBS/Fox Video in 1983.
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
    • CL-3008 The Great Dictator (1940)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
    • CL-3009 Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
      Note: Opening credits edited for time
    • CL-3010 Limelight (1952)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Some Playhouse Video copies use one of the two Magnetic Video slipcovers with "PART 1" or "PART 2" obscured.
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
      Note: Director's cut, approximately 4 minutes shorter than the original version. The box incorrectly gives a 145-minute running time.
    • CL-3011 A King In New York (1957)
      Note: Gray Chaplin marquee
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and probably intended to be shown in widescreen; the then-recent widescreen craze (specifically CinemaScope and its variants) is mocked in one scene.

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation (Some films originally began with a pre-1968 Embassy Pictures logo. Either it was intact, or replaced with the 1968-1981 Avco-Embassy logo, sometimes with the television version.)
    • CL-4001 Bittersweet Love (1976)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-4002 CC And Company (1970)
      Note: Red marquee
      Note: Filmed in Panavision.
    • CL-4003 Carnal Knowledge (1971)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Textual notice appears at the start in lieu of the regular Avco-Embassy Pictures logo
    • CL-4004 The Day Of The Dolphin (1973)
      Note: Light green marquee
    • CL-4005 Deadly Hero (1976)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
    • CL-4006 The Graduate (1967)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Yellow marquee on 1980 reissue
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in mid-1980.
      Note: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo; original 1960's Embassy Pictures logo absent.
    • CL-4007 The Lion in Winter (1968)
    • CL-4008 The Loves And Times Of Scaramouche (1976)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Filmed in Techniscope.
    • CL-4009 Lucky Luciano (1974)
    • CL-4010 Permission To Kill (1975)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
    • CL-4011 Rider On The Rain (1970)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: US version of French-Italian production. In this version, everyone but Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland were dubbed.
    • CL-4012 The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea (1976)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4013 Shoot (1976)
      Note: Teal marquee
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen.
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)
    • CL-4014 Soldier Blue (1970)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4015 Summertime Killer (1973)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
      Note: Last known catalog on the back lists titles from Hello, Dolly! to Summertime Killer (VHS)/Soldier Blue (Betamax)

     1979 
The first version of the back covers for 1979 listed all the titles (except, for some reason, for Fantastic Voyage and Von Ryan's Express), plus a few from Avco-Embassy that never got released. The second and third versions of the back covers list different tiles (the latter including some new releases) along with "And many more...".

  • 20th Century-Fox

  • Viacom International
    • CL-2025 The African Queen (1951)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
      Note: The original release of this film may have started with a Hexagon.
      Syndicated under license from Trans-Lux, who reissued it in the USA in 1968. The 1984 CBS/Fox laserisc used the 1951 British print from Independent Film Distributors.
    • CL-2026 Buck Rogers Conquers the Universe (1939)
      Note: Red marquee
    • CL-2027 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse I (1978)
      Note: Green marquee
    • CL-2028 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse II (1978)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
    • CL-2029 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse III (1978)
    • CL-2030 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring The Best of Heckle and Jeckle I (1978)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-2031 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring The Best of Heckle and Jeckle II (1978)
    • CL-2032 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring The Best of Heckle and Jeckle III (1978)
    • CL-2033 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Little Roquefort (1978)
    • CL-2034 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring More Little Roquefort (1978)
    • CL-2035 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Tales of Deputy Dawg I (1978)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Viacom logo absent
    • CL-2036 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Dinky Duck I (1978)
    • CL-2037 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Gandy Goose (1978)
      Note: Viacom logo absent
    • CL-2038 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Sad Cat (1978)
    • CL-2039 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Astronut (1978)
    • CL-2040 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Sidney the Elephant I (1978)
      Note: Magenta marquee
    • CL-2041 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Terry Bears I (1978)
    • CL-2042 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Possible Possum I (1978)
    • CL-2043 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Hector Heathcote (1978)
    • CL-2044 Watch Your Step: Program I (1979)
      Featuring dance lessons on the Tango, Rumba, Merengue, and Mambo.
    • CL-2045 Watch Your Step: Program II (1979)
      Featuring dance lessons on the Cha Cha, Waltz, Fox Trot, and Lindy Hop.
    • CL-2046 Watch Your Step: Program III (1979)
      Featuring dance lessons on the Disco and Hustle.
    • CL-2047 Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2048 Conversation Piece (1974)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4016 Rabbit Test (1978)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Originally shot on videotape; this release uses a 16mm film transfer.
      Note: Originally taped in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen.
    • CL-4017 The Old Curiosity Shop (1975)
      Note: Violet marquee
      Note: UK version
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
    • CL-4018 The Chicken Chronicles (1977)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4019 Diamonds (1975)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4020 Hercules (1958)
      Note: Teal marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4021 Hercules Unchained (1959)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4022 A Quiet Place To Kill (1970)
      Note: Teal marquee
      Note: Originally released in Italy as Paranoia.
      Note: Originally distributed in Italy by Medusa Distribuzione.
      Note: Released in American theaters in 1973 by Commonwealth United Entertainment, and on television that same year by Avco-Embassy Television.
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian, with Carroll Baker dubbing herself in English.
    • CL-4023 Ten Little Indians (1975)
    • CL-4024 Interval (1973)
      Note: Light blue marquee
    • CL-4025 Stiletto (1969)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-4026 They Call Me Trinity (1970)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
      Note: Opening credits translated into English.
      Note: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo
    • CL-4027 Trinity is STILL My Name (1971)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4028 Promise At Dawn (1971)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original French.
      Note: A still version of the Avco-Embassy Pictures logo appears after an opening montage.
      Note: Strangely, the Magnetic Video logo at the start is not accompanied by a voiceover.
    • CL-4029 A Nice Girl Like Me (1969)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo
    • CL-4030 The Manitou (1977)
    • CL-4031 Boccaccio 70 (1961)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4032 Darling (1965)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4033 Road To Salina (1969)
      Note: Blue marquee
    • CL-4034 Macho Callahan (1970)
      Note: Green marquee
    • CL-4035 The Wacky World Of Mother Goose (1967)
    • CL-4036 Casanova 70 (1965)
      Note: Red marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4037 Wedding In White (1972)
    • CL-4038 Stingray (1978)
      Note: Magenta marquee
    • CL-4039 Night Flight From Moscow (1973)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Originally released in France as The Serpent.
    • CL-4040 A Man Called Adam (1966)
    • CL-4041 Sunflower (1970)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4042 Generation (1969)
    • CL-4043 Dingaka (1965)
    • CL-4044 Robbery (1967)
      Note: Light green marquee
    • CL-4045 Where The Bullets Fly (1966)
      Note: Light green marquee
      Note: US version of British spy spoof; less of the opening Parliamentary satire is intact, and the word "Biggles" is replaced by "Batman" when Seraph is talking of his excitement at visiting Secret Service headquarters.
    • CL-4046 Mad Monster Party (1967)
      Note: Orange marquee
    • CL-4047 Woman Times Seven (1967)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-4048 Don't Drink The Water (1969)
      Note: Red marquee
    • CL-4049 Pipe Dreams (1976)
    • CL-4050 All The Way Boys (1972)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
      Note: Originally released in Italy as Stronger, Guys!.
    • CL-4051 A Different Story (1978)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo removed on this release
    • CL-4052 Sidewinder 1 (1977)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen.
    • CL-4053 The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1971)
      Note: Maroon marquee
    • CL-4054 Morgan The Pirate (1960)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
    • CL-4055 A Dream Of Passion (1978)
    • CL-4056 Scalpel (1977)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-4057 In Praise Of Older Women (1978)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a dreamy string-based fanfare

  • Brut Productions (The film production division of then-cosmetics company Fabergé, Inc. from George Barrie. They were involved with no fewer than 17 films from 1972 to 1979, and 13 of them were released on Magnetic Video; an additional title was released later on by CBS/Fox Video. The first title they licensed to Magnetic Video, 1973's A Touch of Class, was their only big hit.)
    • CL-5001 A Touch Of Class (1973)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5002 Fingers (1978)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-5003 Nasty Habits (1976)
      Note: Violet marquee
    • CL-5004 Whiffs (1975)
      Note: Red marquee
      Note: The original 20th Century-Fox logo that started the picture is missing.
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5005 Night Watch (1973)
      Note: Violet marquee
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5006 Book Of Numbers (1973)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5007 Hugo The Hippo (1975)
      Note: The original 20th Century-Fox logo that started the picture is missing.
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Hungarian, by an All-Star cast, including Burl Ives, Paul Lynde, Ronny Cox, and Donny and Marie Osmond.
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5008 Welcome To Arrow Beach (1973)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Uncut version
      Note: The original Warner Bros. logo that started the picture is missing.
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-5009 Sweet Hostage (1975)
    • CL-5010 Miracles Still Happen (1974)
      Note: Green marquee
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian. A version for the British market also exists with the original actress, British Susan Penhaligon, dubbing herself in English. However, Magnetic Video did not use this version at all.
      Note: US version; approximately 10 minutes shorter than the Italian original.
      Note: Could possibly be tied with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for using one of the worst 16mm transfers ever.
    • CL-5011 I Will I Will For Now (1975)
      Note: Light green marquee
      Note: The original 20th Century-Fox logo that started the picture is missing.
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5012 Hedda (1975)
      Note: Magenta marquee]
      ** CL-5013 Cry For Me Billy (1972)
      Note: Blue marquee
      Note: The original Warner Bros. logo that started the picture is missing.
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-5018 Cry For Me Billy (1972)
      Note: Non-standard catalog number for the film, only used in the UK.

  • Bill Burrud Productions (Wildlife documentaries produced by wildlife expert Bill Burrud. At least 6 of them were released by Magnetic Video in 1979. All have specially-patterned marquees reflecting nature itself, and even most of the normally white parts of the slipcover use this pattern as well.)
    • CL-6001 The Great American Wilderness (1977)
    • CL-6002 The Secret World of Reptiles (1977)
    • CL-6004 Predators of the Sea (1977)
    • CL-6006 The Amazing Apes (1977)

  • Pathe News (At least 4 different collections of public domain newsreels from the French company were released by Magnetic Video in 1979.)
    • CL-7001 Milestones of the Century 1 (1979)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-7002 Milestones of the Century 2 (1979)
      Note: Yellow marquee
    • CL-7003 Men of Destiny 1 (1979)
      Note: Green marquee
    • CL-7004 Men of Destiny 2 (1979)
      Note: Green marquee

     1980 
Drastic changes were made to Magnetic Video packaging in 1980. At first, they were more or less the same, but later that same year, they were given new looks, and now based their artwork on the original posters, rather than in black/white, with a photo of a scene from the film. The back of the boxes were also changed to describe the films to the consumers. The company also got a new logo; the MVC initials replaced the semi-circles, though the semi-circles would continue to be used as the intro to each of the tapes. Later in the year, the red FBI warning was moved to the end of the tape (sometimes, on reprints of older titles, the red FBI warning screen would appear on both ends of the tape). Finally, the tape labels were now changed to say "Magnetic Video: A Twentieth Century Fox Company", a reference to Fox buying out Magnetic Video a year ago.

  • 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-1079 The Omen (1976)
      Note: Poster art in lieu of regular marquee
    • CL-1080 Silver Streak (1976)
      Note: Yellow marquee
      Note: Originally released with the marquee at the bottom of the picture on the boxart. Later that same year, it was moved to the top.
      Note: Reissued in the original packaging by 20th Century-Fox Video in 1982.
    • CL-1081 Breaking Away (1979)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video later in 1980.
    • CL-1082 Norma Rae (1979)
    • CL-1083 The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
    • CL-1084 Two For The Road (1966)
    • CL-1085 Sleuth (1972)
      Note: The original 20th Century-Fox logo that started the picture was intact on older prints, as well as on this version. It was removed when reissued on video by Video Treasures in 1988, and has been lost since.
    • CL-1086 Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954)
    • CL-1087 Damien Omen II (1978)
    • CL-1088 An Unmarried Woman (1978)
    • CL-1089 The Turning Point (1977)
    • CL-1090 Alien (1979)
    • CL-1091 Julia (1977)
    • CL-1092 The Rose (1979)
    • CL-1093 A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Issued with an older-style Magnetic Video packaging, despite displaying a later catalog number.
    • CL-1094 Laura (1944)
    • CL-1095 All That Jazz (1979)
    • CL-1096 Dreamer (1979)
    • CL-1097 The Fury (1978)

  • Viacom International
    • CL-2049 The Seduction Of Mimi (1972)
      Note: Originally released with the marquee at the bottom of the picture on the boxart. Later that same year, it was moved to the top.
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2050 Leonor (1975)
      Note: Light green marquee
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2051 Scruggs: A Festival of Music (1973)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2052 Money Madness (1979)
      Note: Magenta marquee
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2053 All Screwed Up (1973)
      Note: Light blue marquee
      Note: Originally released with the marquee at the bottom of the picture on the boxart. Later that same year, it was moved to the top.
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2054 Room At The Top (1958)
      Note: Green marquee
    • CL-2055 The Incredible World of Magic: Volume 1 (1978)
    • CL-2056 The Incredible World of Magic: Volume 2 (1978)

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation

  • ABC Video Enterprises (Some films either had the ABC Pictures logo, or the ABC Pictures International logo. Any film that had the latter on the tape originally had the domestic 1968 version.)
    • CL-8003 The Miracle Of Lake Placid (1980)
    • CL-8004 They Shoot Horses Dont They (1969)
    • CL-8005 Straw Dogs (1971)
      Note: ABC Pictures International logo appears at the start.
    • CL-8006 The Killing Of Sister George (1968)
    • CL-8007 Take the Money and Run (1969)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
      Note: ABC Pictures International logo appears at the start.
      Note: Part of ABC's Palomar Pictures library.
      Note: Earlier prints credited the film to ABC instead of Palomar, though the opening ABC Pictures International logo remains on all prints before the feature presentation; also, the Cinerama logo appears at the end of all prints that credit the film to Palomar.
    • CL-8008 Kotch (1971)
      Note: Domestic ABC Pictures Corporation logo appears at the start.
      Note: The Cinerama logo that was on the original print of this film is missing.
    • CL-8009 Lovers And Other Strangers (1970)
    • CL-8010 Song Of Norway (1970)
    • CL-8011 Notorious (1946)
      Note: Originally a Selznick International release.
      Note: ABC Pictures International logo appears at the start in black and white.
    • CL-8012 Rebecca (1939)
      Note: Originally a Selznick International release.
    • CL-8013 Notorious (1946)
      Note: Non-standard catalog number for the film.

  • ITC Entertainment (Most releases featured an Associated Film Distribution logo, the American arm of ITC Entertainment, or else that of other local American distributors of ITC's films. Magnetic's first title from ITC Entertainment was 1979's The Muppet Movie.)
    • CL-9001 The Muppet Movie (1979)
      Note: Standard-length US version, approximately 3 minutes shorter than the British version.
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9002 The Boys from Brazil (1978)
      Note: The shadow of the original 20th Century-Fox logo that started the picture can be seen for a fraction of a second. This was also evident on the 20th Century-Fox Video reprint from 1982.
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-9003 Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
    • CL-9004 Saturn 3 (1980)
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9005 The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
      Note: Censored version, approximately 7 minutes shorter than the R-rated theatrical version.
      Note: The original Avco-Embassy logo that started the picture was removed.
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9006 The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
      Note: The original Columbia Pictures logo that started the picture is intact.
      Distributed theatrically by Columbia Pictures
    • CL-9007 Capricorn One (1977)
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-9008 The Domino Principle (1977)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9009 Voyage Of The Damned (1976)
      Note: Complete version
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9010 The Tamarind Seed (1974)
      Note: The original Avco-Embassy logo that started the picture is intact.
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9019 Escape to Athena (1979)
      Note: UK version
      Note: The original ITC Pinwheels that started the picture is intact.
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9020 Movie Movie (1978)
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-9021 Autumn Sonata (1978)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Swedish by the original cast, with the director himself supervising the English dub.
      Note: Opening credits translated into English.
      Note: The original New World Pictures textual notice that started the picture is intact.
      Distributed theatrically by New World Pictures

  • Magnetic Video Sports
    • CL-3801 Jack Nicklaus: Sports Clinic (1980)
      Note: Yellow marquee

  • American Film Theatre (Film adaptations of stage plays, produced by Ely Landau. 14 were produced for Motion Picture Theaters from 1973 to 1975, and all of them were released by Magnetic Video in 1980. They came in large leather black bookcases. On the front was the words "Video Playhouse" written in script on the top, and on the bottom was a small picture from the film, and the title in script font.)

  • National Center for Cinema Arts
    • CL-5701 The Sensuous Nurse (1975)
      Note: Originally released in Italy as The Nurse.
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.

     1981 
Towards the end of 1981, the company got one last logo change, in which the company was now spelled-out "MAGNETIC VIDEO" in thin letters. Again, the original semi-circles logo continued to be used at the start of the tapes.

  • 20th Century-Fox

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation

  • ABC Video Enterprises

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9011 Inside Moves (1980)
      Note: Reissued in the original packaging by CBS/Fox Video in 1984.
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9012 Man Friday (1975)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9013 H.M.S. Pinafore (1973)
    • CL-9014 The Yeoman Of The Guard (1978)
    • CL-9015 Giselle (1979)
      Note: Packaged in a black and white slipcover
      Note: The original ATV In Colour logo that started the program is intact.
    • CL-9016 The Dancing Princesses (1979)
      Note: Packaged in a black and white slipcover
    • CL-9017 The Dancing Years (1979)
      Note: Packaged in a blue and white slipcover
    • CL-9022 Farewell My Lovely (1975)
      Note: The original Avco-Embassy logo that started the picture was removed.
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9023 Raise the Titanic! (1980)
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9024 The Medusa Touch (1977)
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-9025 Brief Encounter (1974)
      Note: A television film. A remake of the famous 1945 British film of the same name.
    • CL-9026 Madame Sin (1972)
    • CL-9027 The Big Sleep (1978)
      Distributed theatrically by United Artists Corporation
    • CL-9028 March Or Die (1977)
      Distributed theatrically by Columbia Pictures
    • CL-9029 All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
    • CL-9030 Hard Country (1981)
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9031 The Return Of The Pink Panther (1975)
      Note: LaserDisc release
      Distributed theatrically by United Artists Corporation
    • CL-9032 Sanctuary Of Fear (1979)
    • CL-9034 The Legend of The Lone Ranger (1981)
      Distributed theatrically by Universal Pictures
    • CL-9036 Sudden Terror (1970)
      Note: Originally released in the U.K. as Eyewitness.
      Distributed theatrically by National General Pictures

  • Magnetic Video Sports
    • CL-3701 A Golden Decade of College Football (1980)
    • CL-3702 Willie Mosconi's World of Pocket Billiards (1980)

  • Miscellaneous
    • CL-6101 The Man With The Golden Arm (1954)
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
      Note: The original release of this film started with a Hexagon. It was reinstated on Blu-Ray versions.
    • CL-6102 The Moon Is Blue (1953)
      Note: Originally a United Artists Corporation release.
    • CL-6110 Odyssey: Ron Hays' Music Image (1979)
      Distributed by Music Image Workshop
    • CL-6112 Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
      Distributed by Satori Films
    • CL-6125 Black Emanuelle (1975)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian.
      Note: This version is missing Emanuelle's conversation with the missionary outside the airport.
      Distributed by Stirling Gold

  • United Artists Corporation (Including films that were previously distributed by Warner Bros. and owned by now-UA subsidiary Associated Artists Productions; also, earlier UA releases from Magnetic Video featured Transamerica references to the company. The sale to MGM wouldn't be finalized until August 1981, and following that, Transamerica then ordered UA to remove their name from the logos of all their films. Transamerica references were also seen on early RCA CED and LaserDisc releases of United Artists films, earlier in 1981. Transamerica logos are also rumored to appear on UK Intervision Video releases of UA films from December 1980.)
    • CL-4501 The Jazz Singer (1927)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: 1975 UA logo precedes the original Warner Bros. logo that started the picture.
      Note: FBI warning appears at the start.
    • CL-4502 42nd Street (1933)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: Without showing any references to United Artists, the feature presentation starts with the Warner Bros./Vitaphone logo that started the picture.
    • CL-4503 The Black Stallion (1979)
      Note: 1975 UA logo was intact when first released on VHS/Beta, but then replaced with the 1981 logo on subsequent pressings, only for the former to be reinstated on the 1990 MGM/UA release.
    • CL-4504 Apache (1954)
      Note: The original release of this film may have started with a Hexagon.
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen.
    • CL-4505 The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
      Note: 1968 UA logo starts this release.
      Note: The original release of this film may not have started with a Hexagon.
      Note: FBI warning appears at the start.
    • CL-4506 La Cage aux folles (1978)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original French. The actor who dubbed Albin in English (originally played by French-born Michel Serrault), was the openly-gay Victor Garber.
      Note: Originally released theatrically in France by the French division of United Artists Corporation, Les Productions Artistes Associés. In Italy, it was distributed by UA's Italian division, United Artists Europa Inc.
      Note: Opening credits translated into English.
      Note: Magnetic Video reprinted the film later that same year, in which the 1981 United Artists logo replaced the 1975 one.
    • CL-4507 Last Tango in Paris (1972)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: 1968 UA logo appears at the start despite not appearing on the theatrical release per Transamerica's wishes.
    • CL-4508 Let It Be (1970)
      Note: Magnetic Video reprinted the film later that same year, in which the 1981 United Artists logo replaced the 1968 one.
      Note: The film was shot in 1.37:1 in 16mm. It was blown-up to 35mm for 1.85:1 showings in theaters. The VHS/Beta/Laserdisc/RCA CED versions, all released in 1981, were cropped from the 35mm 1.85:1 transfer. As a result, the original 1968 UA logo that started the picture looks a little fuzzy.
      Note: FBI warning appears at the start of the 1st edition.
    • CL-4509 The Pink Panther (1963)
      Note: Some prints start with an FBI warning screen, followed by the Magnetic logo and the 1981 UA logo.
      Note: The original release of this film started with a Hexagon. At least on the first Magnetic Video pressing, it can be seen for a fraction of a second.
    • CL-4510 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
      Note: Allegedly the first film to feature the Transamerica T in any form.
    • CL-4511 Tom Jones (1963)
      Note: Released on LaserDisc with the 1968 United Artists logo.
      Note: The original release of this film started with a Hexagon.
    • CL-4512 Carrie (1976)
      Note: Non-standard catalog number for the film. Later reassigned to Killer Party, released several years later by Key Video. Also mistakenly assigned to Yankee Doodle Dandy.
    • CL-4513 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: Originally assigned CL-4512.
    • CL-4514 Casablanca (1942)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
    • CL-4515 Carrie (1976)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Released on LaserDisc with the 1968 United Artists logo instead of the experimental "metal letters" logo that appeared on the videocassette release.
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen; the full aperture was shown on this release.
    • CL-4516 Coming Home (1978)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video in the UK and VidAmerica in the USA.
    • CL-4517 Semi Tough (1977)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
    • CL-4518 Annie Hall (1977)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: The opening credits are shown in their original blue tinted background, rather than the black tinted one, as seen in all versions after 1988.
    • CL-4519 West Side Story (1961)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Released on LaserDisc with the 1968 United Artists logo. No word on whether the film originally began with a Hexagon.
    • CL-4520 F.I.S.T. (1978)
      Note: The VHS version was split into two tapes, but the Betamax version was issued on a single tape.
    • CL-4523 Raging Bull (1980)
      Note: Last film from the Transamerica era released on home video with the Transamerica references intact. The UA logo/Transamerica T was in black & white, to signify the fact that the film was shot that way.
      Note: Packaged in a black and white slipcover
    • CL-4524 Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Released previously on RCA's CED Selectavision system. On the CED, the specially-created variant of the 1968 UA logo, which featured a timpani piece from John Williams, the film's composer, was intact. But in this version, it just begins with the 1981 logo.
    • CL-4527 Gentleman Jim (1942)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
    • CL-4528 A Shot in the Dark (1964)
    • CL-4529 King Of Hearts (1966)
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original French.
      Note: Originally released theatrically in France by the French division of United Artists Corporation, Les Productions Artistes Associés.
      Note: Opening credits presented in the original French.
    • CL-4530 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
    • CL-4531 The Great Train Robbery (1979)
    • CL-4533 A Bridge Too Far (1977)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Originally released with a specially-created sepia-toned opening logo. A combination of the 1919-1967 logo and the 1975-1981 Transamerica variant, this logo was reinstated on the 2001 DVD, but replaced again with a current logo on subsequent prints.
    • CL-4534 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
      Note: Standard 154 minute version, 38 minutes shorter than the original Roadshow version.
      Note: This film did not have a UA logo originally, as confirmed by restoration expert, Robert A. Harris.
    • CL-4535 The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1958)
      Note: Like many, if not all, UK/European UA films from the pre-Transamerica era, this film originally began with a UA Hexagon logo. It has been reinstated on current DVD prints.
    • CL-4539 The Dogs of War (1980)
      Note: Edited US version, 14 minutes shorter than the British original.
    • CL-4540 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
    • CL-4545 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
      Note: Filmed in Techniscope.
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian, with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach dubbing themselves in English.
      Note: Opening credits translated into English.
      Note: US version, approximately 16 minutes shorter than the Italian original. When the film was being reconstructed in 2002, Eastwood, Wallach, and Simon Prescott (filling in for the now-deceased Van Cleef) were brought in to dub the scenes that had previously only existed in Italian.
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video. No word on whether it has the Blue Flower T, or the even rarer Transamerica Circle from 1967 (which was apparently the film's original UA logo). The Dollars Trilogy was originally released in Italy by Produzioni Europee Associati.
    • CL-4548 Irma La Douce (1963)
    • CL-4549 Hawaii (1966)
      Note: Standard version; approximately 28 minutes shorter than the original Roadshow version.
    • CL-4550 Thief (1980)
    • CL-4553 The Magnificent Seven (1960)
      Note: Pre-Transamerica film; released previously on RCA CED with the Transamerica logo.
    • CL-4555 Bananas (1971)
    • CL-4557 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Reissued in the original packaging by CBS/Fox Video in 1983.
    • CL-4558 The Great Escape (1963)
      Note: Pre-Transamerica film; released previously on RCA CED and VidAmerica videocassette with the Transamerica logo.
    • CL-4559 Rollerball (1975)
      Note: Released previously on Intervision Video.
      Note: Originally started with the "metal letters" logo with the Transamerica byline. This was reinstated for the Blu-ray release.
    • CL-4560 White Lightning (1973)
    • CL-4561 The Alamo (1960)
      Note: Standard version, approximately 40 minutes shorter than the original Roadshow version.
    • CL-4562 Brannigan (1975)
    • CL-4569 The Fortune Cookie (1966)
    • CL-4572 Now, Voyager (1942)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
    • CL-4573 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)
    • CL-4574 A Thousand Clowns (1965)
    • CL-4575 Man of La Mancha (1972)
    • CL-4576 Women in Love (1969)

     1982 
These were released under the 20th Century-Fox Video name, but were produced just before the name change; tapes made available for rental, including Dr. No, A Fistful of Dollars, The Great Muppet Caper, and History of the World: Part 1, were later reissued for sale with all references to Magnetic replaced by references to 20th Century-Fox Video. Their oversized packaging was very similar to early CBS/Fox Video releases from 1982-1983, and have been nicknamed by some as "Fox Drawer Box" or simply "Fox Box". These were the final releases produced by Magnetic Video Corporation.
  • 20th Century-Fox

  • ITC Entertainment

  • United Artists Corporation
    • CL-4525 Dr. No (1962)
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen; this release was cropped from a widescreen transfer.
    • CL-4543 Caveman (1981)
    • CL-4554 Stardust Memories (1980)
      Note: This modern-day B&W film originally began with a B&W 1975 logo, similar to Raging Bull, and another Woody Allen film in Manhattan (1979). It is missing on this version, but has been reinstated on the 2012 Blu-Ray release, after the 2001 MGM and 2001 United Artists logos.
    • CL-4556 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
      Note: Filmed in Techniscope.
      Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian, with Clint Eastwood dubbing himself in English.
      Note: Opening credits translated into English.
      Note: Censored UK version, approximately four minutes shorter than the complete version.
    • CL-4580 Sergeant York (1941)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    UK Only Releases (1980) 
None of these British movies ever had an American release on Magnetic Video. Their packaging was very similar to early Magnetic Video releases (1977-1980) in America. An additional title in this category, Long Weekend (made in Australia), was released by Magnetic Video South Pacific and no other worldwide division of Magnetic Video.


The rights to their library are currently divided as follows:
  • 20th Century-Fox in general: 21st Century Fox
  • Viacom International in general: Paramount Pictures and CBS
  • RBC Films' Charles Chaplin library: The estate of Charles Chaplin
  • Avco-Embassy and Pathé newsreels in general: Studio Canal; home video rights to Avco-Embassy releases licensed at various times to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (mainly the bigger films), Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Shout! Factory
  • Brut Productions, New Line Cinema, and Associated Artists Productions: Warner Bros.
  • Bill Burrud Productions: BURRUD Productions
  • ABC Video Enterprises and Palomar Pictures: The Walt Disney Company; home video rights licensed at various times to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • ITC Entertainment in general: ITV plc; home video rights licensed at various times to Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Shout! Factory
  • American Film Theatre: Kino International
  • United Artists Corporation in general: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Individual films:
    • Rider on the Rain: 905 Corporation
    • Hells Angels on Wheels, All the Way Boys, Hercules, Hercules Unchained, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is STILL My Name, and Dot and the Kangaroo: AIM Group LLC
    • Blood of the Vampire: AMC
    • The Days of Thrills and Laughter: Gordon Films, Inc.
    • The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper: The Walt Disney Company
    • Buck Rogers Conquers the Universe and pre-1923 Pathé newsreels: Public domain
    • The Gold Rush: Technically a public domain film, but that hasn't stopped Chaplin's estate from sending C&D's over the film in recent years, and the version released by Magnetic is under copyright by Chaplin's estate (currently distributed by MK2).
    • Let It Be: Apple Corps Ltd.

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