The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Boys From Brazil
Fiddler on the Roof
For Your Eyes Only
The French Lieutenant's Woman
From Russia With Love
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Train Robbery
History of the World Part I
Last Tango in Paris
On Golden Pond
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Quest For Fire
Some Like It Hot
The 20th Century-Fox Video Disc Selector is a 1982 full-color 20 page catalog presenting the titles available
from 20th Century-Fox Video. Included are the Magnetic Video label titles that began arriving on LD in late 1981.
The 20th Century-Fox Video label was the second incarnation for the Fox name on LaserVision, following MVC (Magnetic Video
Corporation). The label debuted with Star Wars and On Golden Pond in late 1982.
There are 80 titles presented, making it rival the original MCA DiscoVision Silver Book that launched the format in late 1978.
Only 17 of the titles presented are 20th Century-Fox properties, the remaining 63 selections are all licensed programs.
Of the 80 presented in this publication, 17 titles never see the light of a laser during this time.
The deal with United Artists had only recently been sealed between Fox and UA for home video at the time
of this catalog's publication. MGM/UA was just happening at the time too. The combination of events meant the
five year contract providing Fox with access to certain UA titles would expire and not be renewed. This put pressure
on Fox's LD label to get as many of the short-term UA licensed movies out on disc. This answers the question of why
did such second and even third rate UA movies end up on LaserVision, when films like The Towering Inferno
and Planet of the Apes were not yet released in North America on the format. The situation didn't
present issue on videocassette, nor even CED videodisc for Fox. Production on tape was of no issue. Fox was
partnered with CBS on a CED pressing plant in Carrollton Georgia, making production of this format disc a non-issue.