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Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1979. It is a division of Universal Studios. It was originally known as MCA Videocassette, Inc. in 1980, when films including Jaws, Jaws 2, and 1941 were released. In 1983, MCA Videocassette became MCA Home Video, which was also used for Universal's laserdisc films. In 1990, it became MCA/Universal Home Video for the 75th anniversary of Universal. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... This article is about the major American media conglomerate. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Jaws is a 1975 horror–thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchleys best-selling novel of the same name, which was inspired in turn by the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916. ... Jaws 2 (1978) is the first sequel to Jaws. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...

In the Netherlands, they distribute most DVDs of films released theatrically by Independent Films. They also distribute Alliance Atlantis DVD titles in Canada, most of the Republic Pictures theatrical library in the UK, and most of the Carolco Pictures library in Australia and Brazil. DVD (commonly known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... The Carolco Pictures logo. ...

This company was the video distributor for DreamWorks titles until DreamWorks was sold to Paramount/Viacom in 2005, at which point Paramount took over distribution. DreamWorks, LLC (also known as Dreamworks Pictures or DreamWorks SKG) is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ...

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