Columbia Pictures originally planned to enter the LaserVision market in 1979 via the DiscoVision label with several titles.
Columbia Pictures next enters the scene in late 1980, stating an intention to enter the disc market with discs being pressed
by Sony in Japan. Nothing shows up until a year later, in late 1981, when Columbia introduces 10 titles. These late 1981
Columbia LDs are pressed by Pioneer in Japan and America.
Pioneer's early 1982 The Best in Sight catalog presents seven Columbia LDs as available titles: "Chapter Two," "California
Suite," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The China Syndrome," "Midnight Express," "Stir Crazy," and "Seems Like Old
Times." The odd title in this introductory set is "The Blue Lagoon." The title was issued sometime in late 1981 or early
1982 and then disappears. "The Blue Lagoon" returns as a Coming Attraction for Columbia on the RCA/Columbia label in 1983.
Columbia licenses product to home video as early at 1972. The early videotape format, CartriVision includes Columbia titles
in its catalog. Beta and VHS releases from Columbia begin in the late 1970s.