I promise that this isn't turning into a blog about VHS tapes. Not completely, at least. I’ve posted about VHS tapes a few times already here, here, and here. In short, I’ve always been fascinated with the box art ... I feel like it has all kinds of new and interesting things to discover. This post is about those tiny little distributor logos that you can find on the back and spine of the box.

I was a little surprised to find out that there have been over 2,000 different movie distribution companies since the late 70s. Most of the heavy hitters are still around, but a lot of them are long out of business. I’ve managed to dig up a few of my favorite logos, as well as some new ones that I discovered while writing this post. After seeing them all together, I don't think it's a stretch to say that this could have been the Dribbble popular page about 5-6 years ago.



  • 20th Century Fox

    Los Angeles, California

  • ABC Video

    Sydney, Australia

  • Academy Entertainment

    Shelburne, Vermont

  • Active Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • A.I.P Home Video, Inc.

    Los Angeles, California

  • Astral Video

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Atlas Entertainment Corps.

    Edison, New Jersey

  • AVCO Embassy Pictures

    Los Angeles, California

  • Buena Vista Home Video

    Burbank, California

  • Camp Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Cannon Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Carolco Pictures

    Boca Raton, Florida

  • CBS FOX Video

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

  • Charter Entertainment

    Los Angeles, California

  • Children's Video Library

    Stamford, Connecticut

  • CIC Video

    United Kingdom

  • City Lights Home Video

    Sepulveda, California

  • Columbia House Video

    Terre Haute, IN

  • Continental Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Dimension Home Video

    New York, New York

  • Embassy Pictures

    Los Angeles, California

  • Family Tyme

    Toronto, Canada

  • GoodTimes Home Video

    New York, New York

  • Gorgon Video

    Oak Forest, Illinois

  • Guild Home Video

    United Kingdom

  • HBO/Cannon Video

    New York, New York

  • Hollywood Pictures Home Video

    Burbank, California

  • Imperial Entertainment Corp.

    Hollywood, California

  • Intercity Video

    United Kingdom

  • Interglobal Home Video

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Key Video

    Farmington Hills, MI

  • Lightning

    Stamford, Connecticut

  • Live Home Video

    Van Nuys, California

  • Lorimar Home Video

    Irvine, California

  • Magnetic Video

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

  • Magnum Entertainment

    Beverly Hills, California

  • Malo Video

    Canada

  • Marathon Video

    Canada

  • MCA Videocassette, Inc.

    Universal City, California

  • Media Home Entertainment

    Los Angeles, California

  • Medusa Home Video

    United Kingdom

  • MGM/UA Home Video

    Beverly Hills, California

  • Midnight Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Miramax Home Entertainment

    Burbank, California

  • Mogul Communications, Inc.

    United Kingdom

  • Neon Video

    USA

  • New Horizons Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • New World Video

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Norstar Home Video

    Toronto, Canada

  • Orion Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Paragon Video Productions

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Paramount Home Video

    Hollywood, California

  • Planet Video, Inc.

    New York, New York

  • Prism Entertainment

    Los Angeles, California

  • Rae Don Home Video

    Northridge, California

  • RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video

    Culver City, California

  • Regal Video

    New York, New York

  • Republic Pictures Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Roadshow Home Video

    Sydney, Australia

  • Select Home Video

    Los Angeles, California

  • Simitar Entertainment, Inc.

    Maple Plain, Minnesota

  • Sony

    New York, New York

  • Star Classics, Inc.

    San Francisco, California

  • Starmaker

    Eatontown, New Jersey

  • Sun Video Distribution Co.

    New York, New York

  • Super Video

    USA

  • Thorn EMI Video

    New York, New York

  • Thriller Video

    Hollywood, California

  • Touchstone Home Video

    Burbank, California

  • Trans World Entertainment

    Hollywood, California

  • Turner Home Entertainment

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • United American Video Corp.

    Charlotte, North Carolina

  • United American Video Corp.

    Charlotte, North Carolina

  • United Artists

    Beverly Hills, California

  • United Home Video

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • VCII Inc.

    Burbank, California

  • VCR, Inc.

    Northridge, California

  • Vestron Video

    Stamford, Connecticut

  • Vestron Video

    Stamford, Connecticut

  • VidAmerica, Inc.

    New York, New York

  • Vidcrest

    Los Angeles, California

  • Video Gems

    Los Angeles, California

  • Video Treasures

    Hauppauge, New York

  • Vidmark Entertainment

    USA

  • Viking Video Classics

    Burbank, California

  • Vintage Video

    Rahway, New Jersey

  • VIPCO

    United Kingdom

  • Virgin Vision

    Los Angeles, California

  • Walt Disney

    Burbank, California

  • Warner Home Video

    Burbank, California

  • Wizard Video

    Los Angeles, California