|Posted by Joshua Shaffer on February 21, 2012 at 1:20 AM|
Disney's released 13 titles to VHS on March 4, 1980. They were only released in 4 cities to test out the renting capability of the films. They were Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose and then to the rest of the US by the end of 1980. The video rental stores had to sign an agreement stating they would rent out the films for $7.95 to $13.95. The first film was Pete's Dragon (1977).