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The CBS/Fox Company, better known as simply CBS/Fox Video, was the successor to Magnetic Video.

After Andre Blay left Magnetic in late 1981, it was decided that the company would adopt the name of its parent company, 20th Century Fox, and so it became Twentieth Century-Fox Video. Around the same time, it began a rental program, which it called the Video Rental Library, which would go on to include titles in the Star Wars, Rocky, James Bond, and Dollars Trilogy franchises. Like many in the industry, Fox distinguished its sale and rental titles by their packaging: rental titles were packaged in black, boxy Amaray clamshells, while sale titles used a unique packaging which became colloquially known as the "Fox Box". Strangely, the videos themselves often lacked in identification for the company; Fox movies merely used their own logo, while UA and other assorted releases had the TCF logo of the time with a voiceover (much like the ones from the Magnetic Video logo) telling viewers the feature was "brought to you by Twentieth Century-Fox Video" (and only UA was ever identified by name, out of all the third parties).

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In the summer of that year, the company allied itself with CBS Video Enterprises, which had just recently split with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (causing their former joint venture, MGM/CBS Home Video, to be renamed as MGM/UA Home Video), and formed CBS/Fox Video, with the name change taking place in the fall, by which time they had ended their rental program.note  In addition to many of Magnetic's earlier clients, CBS/Fox also pacted with other companies, most notably TriStar Pictures, a joint venture between CBS, Columbia Pictures, and HBO (as a result of said split ownership, Tri-Star's releases tended to alternate between CBS/Fox, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video and HBO's various video labels, even after CBS and HBO dropped out of the partnership in 1985 and 1987, respectively). In the mid-'80s, CBS/Fox was fairly aggressive with markdowns, beginning with their "Five Star Collection" promotions in 1986.

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Also during that time, CBS/Fox established two sub-labels; Key Video handled the release of drive-in/B-movie fare, as well as classic and made-for-TV movies and "low-profile" films from Fox, UA and Lorimar, while Playhouse Video handled children's/family titles, including the Planet of the Apes films and the first Doctor Who tapes released in America. Both labels were discontinued by 1991, though Key Video was briefly relaunched as Key DVD in the early-2000's, and much of the Playhouse titles from Fox and CBS were released again in the mid-to-late 90s under the Fox Kids Video label.

In March 1991, a major reorganization of the company took place. Fox gained greater control over the company's operations, and FoxVideo was launched to handle the distribution of the company's library. Meanwhile, CBS began releasing their own product under the CBS Video label, with FoxVideo handling distribution. The CBS/Fox name and logo continued to be used on non-theatrical, third-party product, including those from BBC Video. In 1995, FoxVideo was renamed 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; the FoxVideo and CBS/Fox labels continued to be used until 1998, when Fox acquired CBS' remaining stake in the venture.


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List of titles:

20th Century-Fox Video era (most of 1982)

This section covers all releases under the 20th Century-Fox Video name.

    January 1982 
This naturally overlaps with the "Final Wave" section of Magnetic Video. Unless otherwise explicitly noted, all releases from this period are assumed to have a Magnetic Video logo.

  • 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-1114 History of the World Part I (1981)
      Note: Available for rental only.
      Note: One of the very first titles to be printed under the 20th Century-Fox Video name, this did not start with any logo at all.
    • CL-1116 Eyewitness (1981)
      Note: Available for rental only.
    • CL-1119 Chu Chu And The Philly Flash (1981)
      Note: Available for rental only.
      Note: The original 1970's version of the Fox logo that started the picture is replaced with the 1981 version.
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
    • CL-1120 Bedazzled (1967)

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9035 The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
      Distributed theatrically by Universal Pictures
      Note: Available for rental only.

  • United Artists Corporation
    • CL-4525 Dr. No (1962)
      Note: UK production.
      Note: The original release of this film did not start with a Hexagon due to a protest by its director of the trimming of a few violent scenes and the overdubbing of a suggestive line of dialogue.
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen; this release was cropped from a widescreen transfer.
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1971 theatrical reissue.
      Note: Available for rental only.
    • CL-4541 The Apartment (1960)
      Note: Begins with the 1981 20th Century-Fox logo.
    • CL-4543 Caveman (1981)
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
      Note: Available for rental only.
    • CL-4544 Exodus (1960)
      Note: Filmed in Super Panavision 70.
    • CL-4552 Comes A Horseman (1978)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
    • CL-4554 Stardust Memories (1980)
      Note: This modern-day B&W film originally began with a B&W 1976 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.
      Note: One of 47 titles put on moratorium in May 1984
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
    • 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.
      Note: Begins with the 1981 20th Century-Fox logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1969 theatrical reissue.
      Note: Available for rental only.
    • CL-4571 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: Distributed by United Artists courtesy of Charles K. Feldman Productions.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1970 theatrical reissue.
    • CL-4578 The Missouri Breaks (1976)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1975 UA logo.
    • CL-4580 Sergeant York (1941)
      Note: Originally a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
      Note: Distributed through Associated Artists Productions.
      Note: Begins with the 1981 20th Century-Fox logo.

    February 1982 

    March 1982 

    April 1982 

    May 1982 
  • 20th Century-Fox Video
    • CL-1130 Star Wars (1977)
      Note: Available for rental only.

  • ITC Entertainment

  • United Artists

  • Miscellaneous
    • CL-6121 Fist of Fury (1972)
      Note: Released under the title The Chinese Connection.
      Note: Also released in a four-volume library collector's set with Fists of Fury, Return of the Dragon, and Game of Death.
    • CL-6122 The Big Boss (1971)
      Note: Released under the title Fists of Fury.
      Note: Also released in a four-volume library collector's set with The Chinese Connection, Return of the Dragon, and Game of Death.
    • CL-6123 Way of the Dragon (1972)
      Note: Released under the title Return of the Dragon.
      Note: Also released in a four-volume library collector's set with The Chinese Connection, Fists of Fury, and Game of Death.
    • CL-6124 Game of Death (1978)
      Note: Also released in a four-volume library collector's set with The Chinese Connection, Fists of Fury, and Return of the Dragon.

    June 1982 
  • 20th Century-Fox Video
    • CL-1112 The Making of Star Wars (1977) + SP/FX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
      Note: A double release, containing behind-the-scenes documentaries for the first two Star Wars films.
    • CL-1126 On the Right Track (1981)
    • CL-1143 Cleopatra (1963)
      Note: Uncut version.
    • CL-1158 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

  • United Artists

  • Miscellaneous

    July 1982 
  • 20th Century-Fox Video
    • CL-1114 History of the World Part I (1981)
    • CL-1116 Eyewitness (1981)
    • CL-1146 Making Love (1982)

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9035 The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
      Distributed theatrically by Universal Pictures
    • CL-9040 To Russia with Elton (1979)

  • United Artists Corporation
    • CL-4525 Dr. No (1962)
      Note: UK production.
      Note: The original release of this film did not start with a Hexagon due to a protest by its director of the trimming of a few violent scenes and the overdubbing of a suggestive line of dialogue.
      Note: Originally filmed in the Academy ratio and intended to be shown in widescreen; this release was cropped from a widescreen transfer.
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1971 theatrical reissue.
    • CL-4543 Caveman (1981)
      Note: Begins with the Magnetic Video logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
    • CL-4605 Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    • CL-4618 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)

  • Misscellaneous

    Other 
  • Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation
    • CL-4074 Escape from New York (1981)
      Note: Announced by 20th Century-Fox Video as a February title but indefinitely delayed and ultimately released through Blay Video, now rechristened as Embassy Home Entertainment.

CBS/Fox era (late 1982-1991)

This section covers all releases between the official rename to CBS/Fox Video and the reorganization as FoxVideo.

    August 1982 
  • 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-1115 Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
    • CL-1119 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
      Note: The original 1970's version of the Fox logo that started the picture is replaced with the 1981 version.
    • CL-1123 Tattoo (1981)

  • CBS Video Enterprises

  • United Artists
    • CL-4546 Rocky (1976)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1975 UA logo.
    • CL-4547 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1968 UA logo.
    • CL-4551 La Cage aux Folles II (1980)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
    • 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.
      Note: Begins with the 1981 20th Century-Fox logo.
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1969 theatrical reissue.
    • CL-4568 For Your Eyes Only (1981)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1976 UA logo.
    • CL-4581 Eye of the Needle (1981)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the original 1981 UA logo.

    September 1982 
This was the last month where the 20th Century-Fox logo was used on new titles not from CBS, and where CBS titles used the 1981 CBS Video logo.

  • 20th Century-Fox

  • CBS Video Enterprises

  • United Artists
    • CL-4566 From Russia with Love (1963)
      Note: The UA text placeholder logo plasters the 1968 UA logo from a 1971 theatrical reissue.
    • CL-4583 What's New, Pussycat? (1965)
    • CL-4628 Hang 'Em High (1968)

    October 1982 
This was the last month where 20th Century-Fox films went straight to the feature.

  • 20th Century-Fox
    • CL-1128 Taps (1981)
    • CL-1129 Modern Problems (1981)
    • CL-1130 Star Wars (1977)
    • CL-1171 Visiting Hours (1982)
      Note: Infamous as a Video Nasty.
    • CL-1181 Author Author (1982)
    • CL-1182 Megaforce (1982)

  • CBS Video Enterprises

  • ITC Entertainment
    • CL-9047 Moses (1975)

  • Miscellaneous
    • CL-6201 Playboy: The Magazine Vol. 1 (1982)

    November 1982 

     1984 

     1985 
  • CBS Productions
    • CL-7148 A Man Called Horse (1970)
      Note: Betamax and VHS release.
      Note: Some copies begin with a few seconds of yellow screen before the actual video master starts playing; the black screen at the start of said master lasts 38 seconds before the start of the CBS/Fox Video logo.

FoxVideo era (1991-1998)

This section covers the final years, up until Fox bought out CBS.

CBS/Fox Video provides examples of:

  • Copy Protection: This company was one of the first to adopt the Macrovision process upon its introduction in 1986, using it not only for new releases, but also on reprints of catalog titles. On VHS, this would continue until 1997, but would resume in 2005. DVD releases from Fox have been copy-protected since the beginning of their manufacturing releases on the format.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Until 1984, CBS/Fox's releases used the same packaging and label designs as predecessor 20th Century-Fox Video.
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