November 15, 1994 |
MCA's home video division is planning to give Barney a toothache. The company on Monday announced a series featuring Timmy the Tooth, an original character the entertainment giant hopes will topple the purple dinosaur as king of the $300-million children's video market. Louis Feola, president of MCA Home Video, said the series will be the first launched by a major studio to star a character created for video.
February 21, 1993 |
After watching "Judgment Day," judge for yourself other Blake movies currently available on home video. Blake, then going by his real name, Mickey Gubitosi, began working in Hal Roach's popular "Our Gang" comedies in 1936. He's featured along with Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Froggy and Darla in the collection Our Gang Comedies: Don't Lie (MGM/UA Home Video, $30), which features five vintage shorts.
November 7, 1992 |
Louis A. Feola has been named president of MCA Home Video, succeeding Rob Blattner, who died last week in a plane crash in Grand Junction, Colo. A native of New York, Feola was most recently executive vice president of MCA/Universal Home Video, the domestic unit of MCA Home Video. He has worked for MCA since 1978. Blattner, 40, was killed while en route to Los Angeles after visiting a Utah film location. Also killed was unit publicist Dale Berliner, 32, and the plane's pilot.
December 25, 1989 |
1."Cinderella," Walt Disney Home Video 2."E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," MCA Home Video 3."Jane Fonda's Complete Workout," Warner Home Video 4."Moonwalker," CBS Music Video Enterprises 5."Callanetics," MCA Home Video 6."Dirty Dancing," Vestron Video 7."The Wizard of Oz," MGM-UA Home Video 8."Lethal Weapon," Warner Home Video 9."U2 Rattle and Hum," Paramount Home Video 10."Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder," CBS Music Video 11."Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues," Vestron Musicvideo 12."
June 30, 1989 |
S sshhh. Let's not make too much noise. The supposedly quietest release ever of a major movie on videotape is taking place this weekend as MCA Home Video slips "The Last Temptation of Christ" into stores--minus any promotion or advertising. But things haven't been as quiet as MCA might have liked. On one side, Christian groups have threatened to protest the video as they did the film for what they allege to be blasphemy. (One top national chain, Blockbuster, has refused to carry "Last Temptation."
April 29, 1989 |
With a dramatic lack of fanfare, MCA Home Video has announced that director Martin Scorsese's controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ" will be released on home video on June 29 at $89.95. There were immediate indications that a protest is brewing. The theatrical release of the movie, whose unorthodox depiction of Christ was denounced as blasphemous by some Christians, prompted protests and, in a few cases, violence. Some video retailers fear similar reprisals from activist fundamentalists.