From The Spaghetti Western Database
Studios, home video labels, bootleggers, big names in publishing, distributors, major production houses. Here is an alphabetical list of names.
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- 88 Films
- Arrow Video (Home Video Label)
- Alberto Grimaldi
- Anchor Bay (Home Video Label)
- Argent Films (Home Video Label)
- Alberto Grimaldi, Italian producer and movie mogul
- Astro Distribution GmbH: former home video label (Germany); related: Laserparadise; DigiDreams; Marketing Film; Starlight Film; United Video)
- Anolis, German home video label
- Blue Underground (Home Video Label)
- Bridge Pictures
- Best Entertainment. Former German home video label (rumored gray market); related: Carol Media
- Buoi Omega: German film club that sometimes produces limited edition home video releases, too, e.g. with Anolis
- Black Hill Pictures. German home video label; see also CinePlus; MC One
- Bertucci Film Entertainment. German home video company, see also: X-Rated
- CG Entertainment / CG Home Video, distribution arm of Cecchi Gori
- Cecchi Gori, name of famed Italian film production dynasty (e.g. Vittorio Cecchi Gori)
- CMV, German niche home video label
- Capelight, German home video label
- Constantin Film, German movie studio and distributor
- Centauro Films. Madrid, Spain based production company
- CCC (Central Cinema Company) is a production company founded by Artur Brauner in 1946
- Corona Films (Munich), production company (for example Grande Duello, Il)
- Carol Media. German home video label; formerly Best Entertainment
- CinePlus / VCL. Former German home video production company
- Cineworld DVD Entertainment: see also X-Rated
- Digidreams, home video label by Oliver Krekel (former: Astro, Marketing Film)
- Dolphin Medien (company started by former KSM owner)
- Dorado Films (US-based label)
- Divisa, home video label (Spain)
- Dutch Film Works (Home Video Label)
- Discobolo Films, Italian (Rome) production company, e.g. The Ugly Ones
- Evidis, French home video label
- El Dorado Productions (Mike Siegel's company)
- Explosive Media, Germany/Switzerland/Austria label founded by Ulrich Bruckner, see Explosive Media catalog
- e-m-s. Former German home video label. E-M-S DVD Katalog. Now: 3L.
- Epoca, home video label (Argentina)
- Embassy Pictures (e.g. The Hellbenders)
- Eureka Entertainment, UK home video company, see Eureka Entertainment catalog
- edel Distribution GmbH. German home video label, see also: Black Hill Pictures.
- EuroVideo, German home video label that is part of Bavaria Film
- FAB Press Publishing
- Fox / 20th Century Fox
- "Franco Cleef", is the nickname of a gray market distributor and creator of fan cuts/dubs
- Filmjuwelen / Fernsehjuwelen, German home video label mostly publishing films and tv shows from TV licensing package deals
- Filmexport Group. Italian company founded in 1974, is the rights holder to several spaghetti westerns, including Bianco Apache and Companeros
- Hollywood Classics International is a UK based sales agency for home video rights of major studies and independend catalogs of film titles.
- Indicator (Home Video Label)
- IB Taurus Publishing
- Inked Pictures, German home video brand used, related to, e.g. Mediacs
- International Germania Film, 1960-1968, e.g. Clint el solitario
- Jack Vaughan Productions, producction company (1968-1992), who released Django in the USA in 1972 for the first time
- Jolly Film (production company, e.g. A Fistful of Dollars)
- Kamera Books
- Koch Films (formerly Koch Media Films), now Plaion Pictures
- Kino Lorber Studio Classics (classics label by Kino Lorber, once known as Fox Lorber, and also formerly Koch Lorber)
- KSM, later newKSM (bought by Koch Films), its former founder owns Dolphin Medien
- Kinowelt (now: Leonine)
- Laser Paradise: former German home video label by Oliver Buresch
- Leonine, is a new corporation which has evolved into a major European distributor
- "Mike Hunter" brand of a German VHS distributor, video store owner, famous for bringing many niche and international movies to the German home video market in the 80s.
- Mike Siegel, German documentarian and film historian, Peckinpah expert
- Marketing Film, former German home video label, see also Laser Paradise / Astro / Starlight
- Malhombra Films, new UK based boutique label
- McFarland & Co Publishing
- Mill Creek (Home Video Label)
- Millennium Storm, label (Italy, no longer in operation)
- Minerva, Italian company and rights holder
- Movietime, Italian company and rights holder
- Mediacs, German home video brand/label
- Mount Street Films (Rome), production company (for example Grande Duello, Il)
- MAWA: Former German home video label.
- MGM: Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Former major studio, now trade mark. Owns, e.g. United Artists, another former studio.
- New Entertainment World (NEW). New Entertainment World DVD Katalog, former German home video label
- Ocean Pictures
- Odeon Entertainment (Home Video Label)
- Pidax, German label specializing mostly in TV catalog licenses
- Paramount Pictures, major Hollywood studio and distributor (examples: Ace High; Once Upon a Time in the West)
- PEA (Produzioni Europee Associati) Films. Rome, Italy based production company
- Plaion Pictures (formerly Koch Films)
- Regalfilm, production company (e.g. Uccidi o muori)
- Ripleys Home Video (Home Video Label)
- Sidonis Calysta, France
- Suevia, label (Spain)
- Silwa Filmvertrieb (connections: Sedna Medien; X-Rated; VZ Handelsgesellschaft)
- Sedna Medien (connections: X-Rated; VZ Handelsgesellschaft; Silwa Filmvertrieb)
- Societé Nouvelle de Cinematographie (Paris), production company (for example Grande Duello, Il)
- Soul Media (SMD Entertainment A/S) is a Danish home video company
- Spirit Media. German home video label, see also Black Hill Pictures.
- Starlight Film (starlightfilm.de), former Astro/Marketing. Coop with United Video.
- Sunfilm. Used to be a distributor for Savoy
- Savoy Film. German home video label
- TLE Films: company specializing in digital restorations and mastering
- Tulio Demicheli P.C., this was Tulio Demicheli's production company
- Tecisa, Spanish (Madrid) production company, e.g. The Ugly Ones
- Terra Films (Berlin), production company (for example Grande Duello, Il)
- Ulrich P. Bruckner, owner of: Explosive Media
- United Artists, movie studio eventually bought by MGM
- Unexpected. Media company, used to do for example menu design for Koch Media
- VCI International
- VZ Handelsgesellschaft (Connections: X-Rated; Sedna Medien; Silwa Filmvertrieb)
- VPS Film Entertainment. Former German home video label.
- VCL. Then CinePlus. Former German home video label.
- Wild East Productions (out of business)
- Warner Home Video / Warner Brothers, etc., American major label
- X-Rated, German home video label operated by filmmaker Andreas Bethmann (formerly also under GABU GmbH; other connections/distributors: VZ Handelsgesellschaft; Sedna Medien; Silwa Filmvertrieb). Related keywords: Neues Kontrastprogramm, CCI, Simpel Movie.