Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today's Oddity

From the 1991 Italian VHS release of The Rescuers comes this... Thing...

Yes, a weird version of the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo, where the text is set against a moving rainbow background... Oh, and "HOME VIDEO" is chopped off, too! It's set to an instrumental take on the 'Mickey Mouse Club March', and we get to see it twice, too!

Like really, this is all kinds of bizarre right here. I'm not sure if this ever showed up anywhere else outside of Italy, though I'd doubt it. Nonetheless, a very cool find.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another '88 Classics Logo Spotting

Thanks to fellow Disney VHS collector MrServoRetro, we now know of another Disney VHS tape that contains the 1988 Walt Disney Classics logo...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Classics Confusion

The Classics line is full of questions, more so than any other line reserved for Disney animated features in the company's home video history…

Friday, October 24, 2014

Title Confusion

Recently, Warner Bros. released Edge of Tomorrow on home media. It's a film that you may have missed in the theaters, because the marketing campaign that the studio put together for it wasn't very good. I remember looking at the trailers and saying, "Generic sci-fi action film." The marketing campaign failed to emphasize certain elements, such as the film's dark sense of humor or Emily Blunt's character. Tom Cruise fights aliens…

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Re-release BV Cards

This recently popped in my head… Why did Disney not opt to make custom Buena Vista cards for re-released Disney animated classics in the 1950s?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why No Title Card?

Walt Disney Home Video has had a rather weird habit of editing the opening title cards out of feature films, and in fact they still somewhat do this to this day. Yes, this kind of ties in with their recent egregious logo plastering (basically, replacing the original logo with a more current one), but as far back as the good ol' days, you didn't get all of Disney's films in 100% complete form. I mean, yes, it's only a logo… But the absence of the logo means you're missing a tiny portion of the complete film.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Custom Classics Covers

So recently, I've been making custom Disney VHS covers. Covers of films that never existed, I decided to somewhat add to the alternate histories I've posted and am currently writing. If you saw my last update, you'll know started with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and what a mid-80s era video release of it could've looked like…

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Current Side-Project

It's been a while folks, but I began working on a new project today: Custom Disney VHS covers to go alongside an upcoming alternate WDHV history piece!

Here's a preview of a 1984 VHS of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that kicked off the Classics line in an alternate timeline…

More to come, more to come…

UPDATE: July 15, 2014

Close to completion…

'Twas a lot of fun!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Disney Blu-ray/Home Media Predictions

Yep, it's that time again... Now we know that Fun & Fancy Free, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Hercules, Tarzan and Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers will hit Blu-ray on August 12th...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Updated Disney Blu-ray/Home Media Predictions

I've decided to move my occasional Disney Blu-ray predictions to this blog, because… After all, this place is all about Disney home media, right? Anyways, for the longest time, I had predicted that Disney would give us a few animated classics on Blu-ray this month. Last March, they gave us The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan and Brother Bear to go along with Wreck-It Ralph and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, so I was thinking they'd give us Hercules, Tarzan and The Black Cauldron some time this month.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mystery Solved! … and What The Heck Was That?

Hello all, hope you all had a fine Christmas or holiday, and I hope your year is off to a great start! Though this surfaced the day after Christmas, I finally got around to watching it last night and boy was it a real surprise… And head scratcher!