The clamshell is probably the most common VHS case worldwide (although it did not catch on in the US like it did elsewhere). The beauty of the clamshell is that it combined size, protection, and ease into one package. All a distributor had to do was buy a bunch of these cases in bulk and have tons of paper sleeves printed at the printer (which was much cheaper than having cardboard printed, cut, and glued). Clamshells came in a variety of forms, including soft clams (Disney), hard clams (Thorn EMI), and encased artwork clams (Unicorn).

3975 videos listed
Cover Released As Release Yearsort descending Original Title / Year Cat. # Distributor Format Country
Wild Bunch, The 1980 The Wild Bunch (1969) PEXN1014 Warner Home Video BETA United Kingdom
Breakout 1980 Breakout (1975) 1515 Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment VHS United States
Dog Day Afternoon 1980 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 1024 Warner Home Video VHS United States
Altered States 1980 Altered States (1980) 11076 Warner Home Video VHS United States
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the Water 1980 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the Water (1968) NONE Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment VHS United States
Professionals, The 1980 The Professionals (1966) NEED Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment Video8 United States
Eyes of Laura Mars 1980 Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) VH1019CE Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment VHS United States
Last Challenge of the Dragon, The 1980 The Last Challenge of the Dragon (1976) NONE Video Gems VHS United States
King Boxers, The 1980 Xiao quan wang (1971) NONE Video Gems VHS United States
In-Laws, The 1980 The In-Laws (1979) 1009 Warner Home Video VHS United States
Fun With Dick and Jane 1980 Fun With Dick and Jane (1977) 5145 Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment VHS United States
Man For All Seasons , A 1980 A Man For All Seasons (1966) BE51365E Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment BETA United States
Coma 1980 Coma (1978) 11754 MGM/UA Home Video VHS Sweden
Midnight Express 1980 Midnight Express (1978) VH10400E Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment VHS United States
Night of the Juggler 1980 Night of the Juggler (1980) VI 105 Astral Video VHS Canada

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