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Aug
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My Disney VHS Collection: Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures · 8:51pm Aug 8th, 2016

*NOTE: I add these to my Disney VHS collection because they are Disney subsidiaries.*

TOUCHSTONE:

1. BABY, SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND
DATE: 1985
PRINT DATE: Either October 4 or 9, 1985 (ink is fading fast from the bottom sticker)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: http://www.eBay.com (former rental; from Tolley's Video Mart, which was a regional chain of stores in the state of Tennessee; this came from their Springfield (Tennessee) locale)
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Films logo

2. MY SCIENCE PROJECT
DATE: 1986
PRINT DATE: March 21, 1986
PLACE OF PURCHASE: None (self-made copy)
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', ''Coming Soon'', Down & Out In Beverly Hills preview (the moment when Disney used Touchstone to put out their first R-rated movie!!!), Touchstone Home Video logo (still logo), Touchstone Films logo
CLOSING: Has Walt Disney and You promo

3. RUTHLESS PEOPLE
DATE: 1987
PRINT DATE: November 6, 1986 (self-applied)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: None (blank tape that uses a Touchstone Home Video master)
OPENING: Dark Red FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Video Dealer Announcement, Touchstone Home Video logo (badly done variation), The Color of Money preview, Tough Guys preview, Touchstone Films logo
NOTE 1: Blank tape using a Touchstone Home Video master that my family has had for YEARS!
NOTE 2: Canadian copies used the 1984 variation of the warnings seen on Canadian Disney tapes. Possible pressing error?

4. GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
DATE: 09-88
PRINT DATE: April 9, 1996 (plays as the original VHS of this would've)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: Goodwill
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', ''And Now, a Preview of Another Blockbuster Hit from Touchstone Home Video'', Three Men And A Baby preview, ''Feature Presentation'' screen, Touchstone Pictures logo

5. BEACHES
DATE: 1989
PRINT DATE: November 4, 1996 (plays as the original VHS of this would've)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: Goodwill
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', ''Now You Can Own These Hit Titles from Touchstone Home Video'', Cocktail preview, Three Men and a Baby preview, Big Business preview, ''Feature Presentation'', Touchstone Pictures logo
NOTE: All the previews on this tape seem to play like TV spots without any mention that they're available on video.

6. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
DATE: 10-12-89
PRINT DATE: None applicant; I'm not sure why.
PLACE OF PURCHASE: http://www.ebay.com
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Pictures logo
NOTE: I'm pretty sure a LOT of us know what this movie is.

7. PRETTY WOMAN
DATE: 10-19-90
PRINT DATE: August 2, 1995 (the only post-1986 Disney tape that I can actually dub to DVD!)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: http://www.ebay.com
OPENING: Red Orange FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Home Video preview, ''Feature Presentation'', Touchstone Pictures logo
NOTE: Some copies of this have a pink ink label; mine just has the standard white ink label.

8. FATHER OF THE BRIDE
DATE: 05-27-92
PRINT DATE: November 23, 1993
PLACE OF PURCHASE: Goodwill
OPENING: Green FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Home Video logo, Touchstone Pictures Logo
NOTE: Selective copies of this tape have previews for the films Truly Madly Deeply and Medicine Man. Alas, my copy doesn't have any previews at all.

9. BILLY BATHGATE
DATE: 04-01-92
PRINT DATE: July 22, 1992 (in small black text); September 8, 1992 (vertical sticker label)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: PDQ Records
OPENING: Green FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Home Video logo, '"Hit Movies You Can Own'', Sister Act preview, Father Of The Bride preview, Deceived preview, ''Feature Presentation'', Touchstone Pictures Logo

10. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
DATE: 09-24-94
PRINT DATE: July 17, 1994 (has promotional material inside clamshell; has never been played)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: Unknown
OPENING: Green FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Touchstone Home Video logo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs preview, D2: The Mighty Ducks preview, Gargoyles preview, ''Feature Presentation'', Touchstone Pictures Logo
NOTE 1: Michael Eisner (then the head of Disney) believed the film was too dark for children, hence it was originally sold and marketed as a Touchstone movie.
NOTE 2: I'm pretty sure a LOT of us know what this movie is.

11. BICENTENNIAL MAN
DATE: 06-13-00
PRINT DATE: October 3, 2000
PLACE OF PURCHASE: http://www.half.com (I think so)
OPENING: Blue FBI Warning, ''This videocassette is for private home viewing only. It is not authorized for any other use.'', Touchstone Home Video logo, ''Now Available TO OWN ON VIDEO AND DVD'', The Straight Story preview (from Disney!), ''Feature Presentation'', ''This film has been modified . . . '', Touchstone Pictures logo, Columbia Pictures logo.
NOTE: Co-produced with Sony, hence the Columbia Pictures logo. Presumably, it was released by Columbia Tristar outside the US and Canada.

HOLLYWOOD PICTURES:

1. SPY HARD
DATE: 11-05-96
PRINT DATE: October 24, 1996; April 22, 1996 (you can tell Disney didn't have high hopes for this Leslie Nielsen vehicle, LOL!)
PLACE OF PURCHASE: either http://www.half.com or http://www.ebay.com
OPENING: Green FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'', Hollywood Pictures Home Video logo, ''Coming Soon to Videocassette'', Eddie preview, Jack preview, Phenomenon preview (from Touchstone!), The Rock preview, ''Feature Presentation'', ''This film has been modified . . . '', Hollywood Pictures logo
NOTE: Watched it once and didn't care for it. Didn't hear a lot of good things about it. Weird Al's theme song for this movie is the only funny thing about it. Have no clue as to why I still have it.

2. JACK
DATE: 02-04-97
PRINT DATE: June 19, 1997
PLACE OF PURCHASE: Goodwill
OPENING: Green FBI Warning, ''Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only...'' (one of the very last Disney tapes to have that warning), Hollywood Pictures Home Video logo, ''Coming Soon To Videocassette'', The Preacher's Wife preview, The Associate preview, First Kid preview (from Disney!), ''Coming Soon To Own On Videocassette'' damnit Disney why have two bumpers saying essentially the same thing on the same tape, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves preview (from Disney!), ''Now Available On CD And Cassette'', Jack: The Original Soundtrack Recording preview, ''Feature Presentation'', ''This film has been modified . . . '', Hollywood Pictures logo

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