Saturday, April 16

Alien (1979) - 1980 Magnetic Video Corporation VHS (MAG1 Cassette)

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This first ever release of Ridley Scott's classic is hard-to-find in two regards. The tape is just over thirty years old from the first distributor of home video cassettes in North America. There's also the matter of sheer title abundance. 20th Century Fox eventually broke away from Magnetic Video, which closed shop in 1984, and went on to release Alien on various formats to millions of sales. It's easy to find a copy, but not nearly as easy to locate this 1980 cassette from when sky high retail prices for movies essentially created a video rental-only monopoly. I can partner this one up with Magnetic's 1981 LaserDisc.

6 comments:

Craig Edwards said...

I'll bet that sucker ways three pounds!

Craig Edwards said...

And by ways I of course mean weighs - and I have no excuse for that one!

Ian Miller said...

I love the unadorned poster art, that box probably looked beautiful when shiny and new.

joey idol said...

have this in way better condition then the pic yes it weighs 3 pounds

Anonymous said...

Is it the same version as the 1984 CBS/FOX version in terms of pan and scanning?

Anonymous said...

Theres one for sale on ebay , looks to be in pretty good shape!!

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