First films released to video
Who
Unknown
Where
USA Sears,Roebuck
When
The earliest video films available to hire were from Sears, Roebuck, USA in 1972 and included Stagecoach (USA 1939), Hamlet (GB 1948), High Noon (US 1952) and Bridge on the River Kwai (GB 1957). These were all for showing on the Avco Cartavision video player that retailed at $1,600.