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1989 in home video:

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Industry milestonesEdit

  • August 15 - MGM/UA Home Video announces that The Wizard of Oz (1939) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in a Special Collector's Edition. The video cassette features a $5.00 mail-in rebate with purchases of Downy Fabric Softeners. The release is backed by an $8.5 million promotional campaign. It features a 32-page fact-filled illustrated booklet and a special supplement with behind-the-scenes footage and deleted songs.
  • November 15 - Batman goes on sale less than six months after its theatrical release for a reduced $24.95 suggested retail price leading to a change in the sell-through market.[1][2]

Film releasesEdit

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

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TV show releasesEdit

The following television shows were released on video on the following dates:

  • Barney & the Backyard Gang video (#1) - January
    • "Three Wishes"
  • Barney & the Backyard Gang video (#1) - February
    • "A Day at the Beach"
  • Richard Scarry's Best Video Ever video (#1) - March 15
    • "Best ABC Video Ever!"
  • DuckTales videos (#3) - May 9
    • "Duck to the Future" (contains "Duck to the Future" and "Sir Gyro de Gearloose")
    • "Lost World Wanderers" (contains "Dinosaur Ducks" and "The Curse of Castle McDuck")
  • Wee Sing video (#1) - May 16
    • Wee Sing in Sillyville
  • I Love Lucy - The Video Collection (#1) - June 22
    • Volume 1 ("Lucy Does a TV commercial" / "Lucy's Italian Movie")
    • Volume 2 ("Job Switching" / "Fashion Show")
    • Volume 3 ("L.A. at Last!" / "Lucy and Harpo Marx")
    • Volume 4 ("Lucy is Enciente (Pregnant)" / "Lucy Goes to the Hospital")
  • Richard Scarry's Best Video Ever video (#1) - August 31
    • "Best Counting Video Ever!"
  • DuckTales videos (#4) - September 28
    • "Accidental Adventurers" (contains "Maid of the Myth" and "Jungle Duck")
    • "Seafaring Sailors" (contains "Sphinx for the Memories" and "All Ducks on Deck")
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers videos (#3)- September 28
    • Double Trouble
    • Undercover Critters
    • Crimebusters
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Documentary Home video releasesEdit

  • Michael Jordan: Come Fly With Me - January 26
  • Jewels of the Triple Crown - February 23
  • New York's Game: History of The Knicks - November 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Batman' a Potent Weapon in Sell-through Crusade". Variety. November 15, 1989. p. 31.
  2. ^ "'Batman' Vids Fly Off Shelves; Stores Face Limited Supploy". Variety. November 22, 1989. p. 81.

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