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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 Charles 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.

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
  • 5500 series = American Film Theater
  • 5700 series = National Center for Cinema Arts
  • 6100 series = Miscellaneous
  • 4500 series = United Artists Corporation
  • 3500/3600/3700/3800 series = Magnetic Video Sports

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 listed all the 50 films from Fox.

  • 20th Century-Fox (The original 50)
    • CL-1001 Hello, Dolly! (1969)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1978.
    • CL-1002 Fantastic Voyage (1966)
    • CL-1003 Von Ryan's Express (1965)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
    • CL-1004 The King and I (1956)
    • CL-1005 Patton (1969)
      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)
    • CL-1007 The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
      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.
    • CL-1008 Cleopatra (1963)
      Note: General theatrical release version
      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: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
    • CL-1010 The Only Game in Town (1970)
    • CL-1011 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    • CL-1012 Hombre (1966)
    • CL-1013 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1969)
    • CL-1014 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
    • CL-1015 The Boston Strangler (1968)
    • CL-1016 Can-Can (1960)
    • CL-1017 Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
    • CL-1018 The Detective (1968)
    • CL-1019 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    • CL-1020 The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
    • CL-1021 The Longest Day (1962)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: For some reason, the opening titles are videotaped on this version.
      Note: Multilingual version with some English subtitles
    • CL-1022 The Robe (1953)
    • CL-1023 How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
    • CL-1024 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    • CL-1025 Doctor Dolittle (1967)
    • CL-1026 The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
      Note: Uncut version
    • CL-1027 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)
    • CL-1028 Vanishing Point (1971)
      Note: US version
    • CL-1029 The Sand Pebbles (1966)
    • CL-1030 State Fair (1962)
    • CL-1031 Bus Stop (1956)
    • CL-1032 Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
    • CL-1033 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
    • CL-1034 The Song of Bernadette (1943)
    • CL-1035 How To Steal a Million (1966)
    • CL-1036 From the Terrace (1960)
    • CL-1037 How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    • CL-1038 M*A*S*H (1969)
      Note: Uncut version
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
    • CL-1039 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
    • CL-1040 Anastasia (1956)
    • CL-1041 Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
    • CL-1042 The Hot Rock (1972)
    • CL-1043 The Seven Year Itch (1955)
    • CL-1044 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
    • CL-1045 The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
    • CL-1046 The Paper Chase (1973)
      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)
    • CL-1048 Carmen Jones (1954)
      Note: Original 20th Century-Fox logo absent on this release
    • CL-1049 The Razor's Edge (1946)
    • CL-1050 A Farewell to Arms (1957)

     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 Charlie Chaplin estate, others listed those, and the first 15 from Avco-Embassy.

  • Viacom International
    • CL-2001 Blue Hawaii (1961)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2002 Fun in Acapulco (1963)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2003 G.I. Blues (1960)
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2004 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2005 King Creole (1958)
      Note: Both opening and closing Paramount logos retained
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2006 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1979.
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2007 Roustabout (1964)
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2008 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Mighty Mouse (1978)
    • CL-2009 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Heckle and Jeckle (1978)
    • CL-2010 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Deputy Dawg (1978)
    • CL-2011 Great Legends of Baseball (1978)
      Note: Viacom logo absent
    • CL-2012 Great Legends of Basketball (1978)
      Note: Viacom logo absent
    • CL-2013 Great Legends of Football (1978)
    • CL-2014 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 1 (1978)
    • CL-2015 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 2 (1978)
    • CL-2016 Greatest Sports Legends Vol. 3 (1978)
    • CL-2017 All in a Night's Work (1961)
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2018 Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
      Note: Both opening (VistaVision variant) and closing Paramount logo retained
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2019 The Sad Sack (1957)
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2020 Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
      Syndicated under license from Paramount Pictures
    • CL-2021 Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
      Note: Closing Paramount logo retained
      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: Opening Universal International logo retained
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Syndicated under license from Universal Pictures
    • CL-2023 Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)
    • CL-2024 The Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961)

  • RBC Films (Under license from the estate of Charlie Chaplin)
    • CL-3001 The Chaplin Revue (1959)
    • CL-3002 The Kid (1921) and The Idle Class (1921)
    • CL-3003 A Woman of Paris (1923) and Sunnyside (1919)
      Note: RBC Films logo and warning screen retained before both programs
    • CL-3004 The Gold Rush (1925) and Pay Day (1922)
    • CL-3005 The Circus (1928) and A Day's Pleasure (1919)
    • CL-3006 City Lights (1931)
    • CL-3007 Modern Times (1936)
    • CL-3008 The Great Dictator (1940)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
    • CL-3009 Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
      Note: Opening credits edited for time
    • CL-3010 Limelight (1952)
    • CL-3011 A King in New York (1957)

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4001 Bittersweet Love (1976)
    • CL-4002 C.C. and Company (1970)
    • CL-4003 Carnal Knowledge (1971)
      Note: Textual notice appears at the start in lieu of the regular Avco-Embassy Pictures logo
    • CL-4004 The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
    • CL-4005 Deadly Hero (1976)
    • CL-4006 The Graduate (1967)
      Note: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo
    • CL-4007 The Lion in Winter (1968)
    • CL-4008 The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976)
    • CL-4009 Lucky Luciano (1974)
    • CL-4010 Permission to Kill (1975)
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
    • CL-4011 Rider on the Rain (1970)
    • CL-4012 The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea (1976)
    • CL-4013 Shoot (1976)
    • CL-4014 Soldier Blue (1970)
    • CL-4015 Summertime Killer (1973)

     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
    • CL-1051 The Sound of Music (1965)
    • CL-1052 The Making of Star Wars (1977)
      Note: Issued on LaserDisc in 1981 and by 20th Century-Fox Video on VHS and Beta in 1982 as a double feature with SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
    • CL-1053 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
    • CL-1054 Planet of the Apes (1968)
    • CL-1055 Sky Riders (1976)
    • CL-1056 The Undefeated (1969)
    • CL-1057 The Young Lions (1958)
    • CL-1058 The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
    • CL-1059 The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)
    • CL-1060 100 Rifles (1968)
      Note: Uncut version
    • CL-1061 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    • CL-1062 The Blue Max (1966)
    • CL-1063 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
    • CL-1064 The Strange Case of Alice Cooper (1979)
    • CL-1065 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
    • CL-1066 Heidi (1937)
    • CL-1067 Curly Top (1935)
    • CL-1071 The Towering Inferno (1974)
    • CL-1072 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    • CL-1073 Blood and Sand (1941)
    • CL-1074 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
    • CL-1075 12 O'Clock High (1949)
    • CL-1076 All About Eve (1950)
    • CL-1077 Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    • CL-1078 David Copperfield (1969)

  • Viacom International
    • CL-2025 The African Queen (1951)
      Note: Viacom logo absent
      Syndicated under license from Trans-Lux
    • CL-2026 Buck Rogers Conquers the Universe (1939)
    • CL-2027 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse I (1978)
    • CL-2028 5 Terrytoon Cartoons Featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse II (1978)
      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)
    • 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: 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)
    • 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, FoxTrot, 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)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4016 Rabbit Test (1978)
    • CL-4017 The Old Curiosity Shop (1975)
      Note: UK version
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
    • CL-4018 The Chicken Chronicles (1977)
    • CL-4019 Diamonds (1975)
    • CL-4020 Hercules (1958)
    • CL-4021 Hercules Unchained (1959)
    • CL-4022 A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
      Note: Originally released in Italy as Paranoia.
    • CL-4023 Ten Little Indians (1975)
    • CL-4024 Interval (1973)
    • CL-4025 Stiletto (1969)
    • CL-4026 They Call Me Trinity (1970)
      Note: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo
    • CL-4027 Trinity is STILL My Name (1971)
    • CL-4028 Promise at Dawn (1971)
      Note: Dubbed in English
      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: Preceded by Avco-Embassy Television logo
    • CL-4030 The Manitou (1977)
    • CL-4031 Boccaccio '70 (1961)
    • CL-4032 Darling (1965)
    • CL-4033 Road to Salina (1969)
    • CL-4034 Macho Callahan (1970)
    • CL-4035 The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)
    • CL-4036 Casanova '70 (1965)
    • CL-4037 Wedding in White (1972)
    • CL-4038 Stingray (1978)
    • CL-4039 Night Flight from Moscow (1973)
      Note: Originally released in France as The Serpent.
    • CL-4040 A Man Called Adam (1966)
    • CL-4041 Sunflower (1970)
      Note: Dubbed in English
    • CL-4042 Generation (1969)
    • CL-4044 Robbery (1967)
    • CL-4045 Where the Bullets Fly (1966)
    • CL-4046 Mad Monster Party (1967)
    • CL-4047 Woman Times Seven (1967)
    • CL-4048 Don't Drink the Water (1969)
    • CL-4049 Pipe Dreams (1976)
    • CL-4050 All the Way Boys (1972)
      Note: Originally released in Italy as Stronger, Guys!.
    • CL-4051 A Different Story (1978)
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo removed on this release
    • CL-4052 Sidewinder 1 (1977)
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a synthesized fanfare
    • CL-4053 The Man Who Had Power Over Women (1971)
    • CL-4054 Morgan, the Pirate (1960)
    • CL-4055 A Dream of Passion (1978)
    • CL-4056 Scalpel (1977)
    • CL-4057 In Praise of Older Women (1978)
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a dreamy string-based fanfare

  • Brut Productions
    • CL-5001 A Touch of Class (1972)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5002 Fingers (1978)
    • CL-5003 Nasty Habits (1976)
    • CL-5004 Whiffs (1975)
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5005 Night Watch (1973)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5006 Book of Numbers (1973)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-5007 Hugo the Hippo (1975)
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5008 Welcome to Arrow Beach (1973)
      Note: Uncut version
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-5009 Sweet Hostage (1975)
    • CL-5010 Miracles Still Happen (1974)
    • CL-5011 I Will, I Will... for Now (1975)
      Distributed theatrically by 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-5012 Hedda (1975)
    • CL-5013 Cry for Me, Billy (1972)
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers

  • Bill Burrud Productions
    • 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
    • CL-7001 Milestones of the Century 1 (1979)
    • CL-7002 Milestones of the Century 2 (1979)
    • CL-7003 Men of Destiny 1 (1979)
    • CL-7004 Men of Destiny 2 (1979)

     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)
    • CL-1080 Silver Streak (1976)
    • 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 (1978)
    • CL-1086 There's 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)
    • 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)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2050 Leonor (1975)
      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)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2053 All Screwed Up (1973)
      Syndicated under license from New Line Cinema
    • CL-2054 Room at the Top (1958)
    • CL-2055 The Incredible World of Magic: Volume 1 (1978)
    • CL-2056 The Incredible World of Magic: Volume 2 (1978)

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4058 The Producers (1967)
    • CL-4059 Murder by Decree (1979)
    • CL-4060 The People Next Door (1970)
    • CL-4061 Winter Kills (1979)
      Note: Presented entirely in anamorphic widescreen without letterboxing (i.e. stretched to fill the TV screen), presumably due to the huge amount of action taking place on both sides of the picture
    • CL-4062 Circle of Iron (1978)
    • CL-4063 Old Boyfriends (1979)
    • CL-4064 The Onion Field (1979)
    • CL-4065 A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979)
    • CL-4066 Phantasm (1977)
      Note: Avco-Embassy logo at the start features a dreamy string-based fanfare
    • CL-4067 The Fog (1979)

  • ABC Video Enterprises
    • CL-8003 The Miracle of Lake Placid (1980)
    • CL-8004 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
    • CL-8005 Straw Dogs (1971)
    • CL-8006 The Killing of Sister George (1968)
    • CL-8007 Take the Money and Run (1969)
      Note: Reissued by Magnetic Video in 1981.
      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)
    • CL-8009 Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
    • CL-8010 Song of Norway (1970)
    • CL-8011 Notorious (1946)
    • CL-8012 Rebecca (1939)

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9001 The Muppet Movie (1979)
      Note: Standard-length US version
      Distributed theatrically by Associated Film Distribution
    • CL-9002 The Boys from Brazil (1978)
      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
    • CL-9006 The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
      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
    • CL-9010 The Tamarind Seed (1974)
      Distributed theatrically by Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-9019 Escape to Athena (1978)
      Note: UK version
    • CL-9020 Movie Movie (1978)
      Distributed theatrically by Warner Brothers
    • CL-9021 Autumn Sonata (1978)
      Distributed theatrically by New World Pictures

  • American Film Theatre (Film adaptations of stage plays, produced by Ely Landau. 14 were produced for Motion Picture Theaters from 1973 to 1975.)
    • CL-5504 A Delicate Balance (1973)
    • CL-5505 Luther (1974)
    • CL-5509 The Maids (1974)
    • CL-5514 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)

  • National Center for Cinema Arts
    • CL-5701 The Sensuous Nurse (1975)
      Note: Originally released in Italy as The Nurse.

     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
    • CL-1098 Brubaker (1980)
    • CL-1099 9 to 5 (1980)
    • CL-1100 At Long Last, Love (1975)
      Note: Possibly THE rarest Magnetic Video release ever. It was advertised in one of the 1981 issues of Broadcasting Magazine, and no copies have turned up on eBay, or anywhere else, as of this writing. It would never see another Home Video release again, until 32 years later on Blu-Ray in 2013.
    • CL-1101 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
    • CL-1102 Myra Breckinridge (1970)
      Note: R-rated version
    • CL-1103 Young Frankenstein (1974)
    • CL-1104 A Change of Seasons (1980)
    • CL-1105 The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
    • CL-1106 Zorba the Greek (1964)
    • CL-1107 High Anxiety (1977)
    • CL-1109 Kagemusha (1980)
    • CL-1110 The Stunt Man (1980)
    • CL-1111 My Bodyguard (1980)

  • Avco-Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4068 The Black Marble (1980)
    • CL-4069 Night Games (1979)
    • CL-4070 The Baltimore Bullet (1980)
    • CL-4071 Goldengirl (1979)
    • CL-4072 Hopscotch (1980)
    • CL-4076 Take this Job and Shove It (1981)

  • ABC Video Enterprises
    • CL-8014 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
    • CL-8015 Huckleberry Finn (1975)
    • CL-8016 Jenny (1970)
    • CL-8017 The Nightstalker (1972)
    • CL-8019 Junior Bonner (1972)
    • CL-8020 Charly (1968)
    • CL-8021 The Touch (1971)
    • CL-8022 Ring of Bright Water (1969)
    • CL-8023 Zachariah: The First Electric Western (1970)
    • CL-8024 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1969)
    • CL-8025 The Last Valley (1971)
    • CL-8026 For Love of Ivy (1978)
    • CL-8027 Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
    • CL-8028 Hell in the Pacific (1968)
    • CL-8029 The Garden of Allah (1936)
    • CL-8030 The Spiral Staircase (1946)

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9011 Inside Moves (1980)
      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
    • 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)
      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)
    • 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

  • Miscellaneous
    • CL-6101 The Man with the Golden Arm (1954)
    • CL-6102 The Moon is Blue (1953)
    • CL-6110 Odyssey: Ron Hays' Music Image (1979)
    • CL-6112 Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
    • Unknown Catalog Number: Black Emanuelle (1975)
      Note: This version is missing Emanuelle's conversation with the missionary outside the airport.

  • United Artists Corporation (Including films that were previously distributed by Warner Bros.; also, earlier UA releases from Magnetic Video featured Transamerica references to the company.)
    • CL-4501 The Jazz Singer (1927)
    • CL-4502 42nd Street (1933)
      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, 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)
    • CL-4505 The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
    • CL-4506 La Cage aux Folles (1978)
    • CL-4507 Last Tango in Paris (1972)
    • 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.
    • CL-4509 The Pink Panther (1963)
    • CL-4510 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
    • CL-4511 Tom Jones (1963)
    • CL-4513 Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    • CL-4514 Casablanca (1942)
    • CL-4515 Carrie (1976)
      Note: Released on LaserDisc with the 1968 United Artists logo instead of the experimental "metal letters" logo that appeared on the videocassette release.
    • CL-4516 Coming Home (1978)
    • CL-4517 Semi-Tough (1977)
    • CL-4518 Annie Hall (1977)
    • CL-4519 West Side Story (1961)
    • CL-4520 F.I.S.T. (1978)
    • CL-4523 Raging Bull (1980)
      Note: Last film from the Transamerica era released on home video with the Transamerica references intact. Transamerica references were also seen on early RCA CED and LaserDisc releases of United Artists films.
      Note: Packaged in a black and white slipcover
    • CL-4524 Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
      Note: Released previously on RCA's CED Selectavision system. On the CED, the specially-created variant of the 1968 UA logo, which featured a tympani 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)
    • CL-4528 A Shot in the Dark (1964)
    • CL-4529 King of Hearts (1966)
    • CL-4530 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    • CL-4531 The Great Train Robbery (1979)
    • CL-4533 A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    • CL-4534 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
    • CL-4535 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1958)
    • CL-4539 The Dogs of War (1980)
    • CL-4540 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    • CL-4545 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
    • CL-4548 Irma la Douce (1963)
    • CL-4549 Hawaii (1966)
    • CL-4550 Thief (1980)
    • CL-4553 The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    • CL-4555 Bananas (1971)
    • CL-4557 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
    • CL-4558 The Great Escape (1963)
    • CL-4559 Rollerball (1975)
    • CL-4560 White Lightning (1973)
    • CL-4561 The Alamo (1960)
    • CL-4562 Brannigan (1975)
    • CL-4569 The Fortune Cookie (1966)
    • CL-4572 Now, Voyager (1942)
    • 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)

  • Magnetic Video Sports
    • CL-3701 A Golden Decade of College Football (1980)
    • CL-3702 Willie Mosconi's World of Pocket Billiards (1980)
    • CL-3801 Jack Nicklaus: Sports Clinic (1980)

     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".
  • 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-1114 History of the World: Part 1 (1981)
    • CL-1116 Eyewitness (1981)
    • CL-1119 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
    • CL-1120 Bedazzled (1967)

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9035 The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
      Distributed theatrically by Universal Pictures

  • United Artists
    • CL-4525 Dr. No (1962)
    • CL-4543 Caveman (1981)
    • CL-4554 Stardust Memories (1980)
    • CL-4556 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
      Note: Censored UK version
    • CL-4580 Sergeant York (1941)

    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.

  • Viacom International
    • CL-2901 The Adventurers (1950)
    • CL-2902 Beat the Devil (1953)
    • CL-2903 Carrington V.C. (1954)
    • CL-2904 The Good Die Young (1954)
    • CL-2905 I Am a Camera (1955)
    • CL-2906 I'll Get You for This (1950)
    • CL-2907 Let's Get Married (1959)
    • CL-2908 Moulin Rouge (1952)
    • CL-2909 Storm Over the Nile (1955)
    • CL-2910 15 Famous Cartoons from Terrytoons (1978)
    • CL-2912 The Devil's Men (1976)
    • CL-2913 Under Milk Wood (1971)


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 Films
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