Video Companies

The following video companies have all released Our Gang films in VHS, DVD, Laserdisc, or CD-ROM format. Click on the company name to view their Our Gang output.


A-1 Video
This online company includes five volumes of silent Rascals in its selection, but a few odds and ends.

Alpha Video
This company put out a collection of silent Laurel & Hardy films, which included an inferior version of the Our Gang film "Thundering Fleas." They also put out the best version of the Our Gang episode of "You Asked For It" that I've seen. In addition to these, they've released three of the public domain talkies in the series.

AmVest Video
This company put out the commonly-seen public domain films in the series.

Blackhawk Video
This company originally released the Roach episodes, including a few silents, for the home movie market. Later, they released a series of videos of their own Blackhawk prints of these films.

Brentwood Home Video
This company released various Roach silents and talkies in a rather cheap fashion, and also made a Rascal documentary.

Cabin Fever Entertainment
This company was the first to release the pristine 35mm original versions of the Roach talkies, and managed to add five of the silents to their catalogue as well.

C. W. Films
This company put out the very first Our Gang film, and is now affiliated with a company called Laughsmith, which is poised to release a set of restored Our Gang silents as you read this.

Diamond Entertainment Corp.
This company has released both silent and sound Our Gang films, mainly in the public domain, and seems to be affiliated with both Janus Entertainment and St. Clair Entertainment.

Disc Plaza
This company put out three of the public domain films in the series.

East West Entertainment
This company has released at least four DVDs of Roach silents and talkies. So far, I've only come across volumes two and four.

Embassy Home Entertainment
This company put out the Little Rascals anthology "Rascal Dazzle."

Encore Home Video
This company put out an amusement park-related video that included two Our Gang silents, and which is now available through A-1.

Family DVD Store
This company put out three of the public domain films in the series.

Festival Films
This company released four of the silent episodes on low budget VHS tapes. Also known as Video Resource Distributors, Inc.

Fishigan Films
This company has released a set of DVDs containing the documentary TV series "SlapHappy," which includes clips from silent Our Gang films.

Flashback Entertainment
This company released a DVD containing the three Roach public domain shorts.

Funtime Kids
This company released three of the public domain films on VHS, and is also known as Sterling Entertainment Group.

Genius Entertainment
This company released three DVDs containing colorized versions of several talkies. Most of these are not the original prints. More recently, they released what was supposed to be the definitive DVD release of the Roach talkies. However, 16 of the films were Blackhawk prints, and a few of the others left something to be desired. So don't throw away those Cabin Fever sets just yet.

GoodTimes Home Video
This company put out various silents and talkies as well as a few documentaries and anthologies, basically sticking to public domain films and prints.

Grapevine Video
This company released 14 volumes of Our Gang silents on VHS, and is now embarking on a DVD-R series.

Hal Roach Studios
This company was previously called Nostalgia Archive, and got around to releasing a few Our Gang films, mainly public domain, on their Laurel & Hardy volumes.

Hallmark Home Entertainment
This company obtained the rights to the Cabin Fever material, and is slowly letting it trickle into the stores.

HenryButch
This is a private seller who released a line of silent Our Gang volumes, and later added a set of MGM episodes.

Intercoastal Studios
This company took over the Brentwood Home Video releases.

Jackie Taylor
This former gang member has released two VHS volumes which show clips from her '70s Little Rascals TV show.

Janus Entertainment
This company has released both silent and sound Our Gang films, mainly in the public domain, and seems to be affiliated with both Diamond Entertainment Corp. and St. Clair Entertainment.

Jef Films
This company released three Our Gang silents on a VHS in 1997.

Kino Video
This company has released a few Laurel & Hardy videos which include a nice version of "Dogs Of War," plus "The Stolen Jools" and "45 Minutes From Hollywood."

Looser Than Loose Publishing
This company has included a handful of Our Gang silents in its releases.

MGM/UA Home Video
Before selling the bulk of their backlog to Turner, MGM released a few VHS tapes and laserdiscs, which mostly included MGM-era episodes, plus "General Spanky" and a few silents.

miscellaneous
This page includes releases by unknown companies, most of which are nothing more than the public domain films, but a few of them are intriguing.

MPI
This company released the documentary "Hollywood's Children," which included clips from "Jubilo, Jr." and "Divot Diggers."

Nostalgia Archive
This company later called themselves Hal Roach Studios, and released a few Our Gang films, mainly public domain, on their Laurel & Hardy volumes.

Nostalgia Family Video
This company released two VHS volumes of silent episodes.

NTA Home Entertainment
This company released several of the Blackhawk prints of the Roach talkies on VHS, and have also been known as Republic Pictures Home Video and Spotlite Video.

On Deck Entertainment
This company released a dental-themed VHS that included "The Awful Tooth."

Parade Video
This company released a VHS containing three of the public domain episodes.

Passport Video
This company has released both silent and sound Our Gang films, mainly in the public domain, in a 5 DVD set, plus a Laurel & Hardy set containing an inferior version of "Thundering Fleas."

PC Treasurea, Inc.
This company released a DVD containing three of the public domain episodes.

The Picture Palace
This online company has variously sold releases from Grapevine Video, Video Classics, and some of the public domain talkies.

Platinum Disc Corporation
This company has released three of the public domain talkies in various formats.

Reader's Digest Video
This company has included Our Gang clips in some of its anthologies.

Reelclassicdvd.com
This online company has included a handful of silent Our Gang films on its DVD-R releases.

Republic Pictures Home Video
This company released several of the Blackhawk prints of the Roach talkies on VHS, and have also been known as NTA Home Entertainment and Spotlite Video.

Rom-Man Technologies
This company released a CD-ROM containing three silent Our Gang films.

Spotlite Video
This company released several of the Blackhawk prints of the Roach talkies on VHS, and have also been known as NTA Home Entertainment and Republic Pictures Home Video.

St. Clair Entertainment
This company has released both silent and sound Our Gang films, mainly in the public domain, and seems to be affiliated with both Diamond Entertainment Corp. and Janus Entertainment.

Sterling Entertainment Group
This company released three of the public domain films on VHS, and is also known as Funtime Kids.

Treeline Films
This company released a 12 DVD set containing three of the public domain episodes.

TV Classics
This company released a DVD containing both silent and sound episodes, mainly from the public domain.

TV Time
This company has released DVDs with commonly-seen silent and sound episodes.

Universal
The British arm of this company released a Laurel & Hardy set that included a nice version of "Thundering Fleas."

Video Classics
This is a private seller with a fourteen volume VHS series of Our Gang silents.

Video Dimensions
This company released a volume of Our Gang silents and public domain talkies.

Video Resource Distributors, Inc.
This company released four of the silent episodes on low budget VHS tapes. Also known as Festival Films.

Video Yesteryear
This company released five volumes of Our Gang silents back in the '80s.

Videobrary, Inc.
This company released a VHS containing an inferior version of "Thundering Fleas."

Viking Video Classics
This company released a VHS with three of the public domain films.

Vintage Home Entertainment
This company released a DVD with three of the public domain films.

Warner Home Video
This company has managed to release five MGM-era episodes as special features on feature film DVDs, but more importantly, they've released all 52 Metro episodes in a limited edition boxed set.


©June 19, 2006, by Robert Demoss.
2006 updates: 6/11, 10/25.
2007 updates: 11/25.
2008 updates: 2/3, 11/6.
2009 updates: 3/9, 9/13.


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