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The Congress Video Group was a VHS distributor located in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

HistoryEdit

The Congress Video Group was originally known as Memory Lane Video, which was founded in 1984. The company changed its name to the Congress Video Group in 1985.

ReleasesEdit

Congress' tapes were of high quality, like those of most older video companies. They released films of various genres, most (if not all) of which were released prior to 1955. This may have been to avoid any possible copyright infringement. Some of the company's tapes were re-releases of Memory Lane's. In this case, the tapes usually had new Congress labels, but came in Memory Lane boxes with a Congress sticker applied. Other tapes had the original Memory Lane labels, but new Congress boxes.

In Canada, the Congress Video Group's tapes were distributed by the International Playing Card Company, and came with a special warranty from the company. The tape labels and boxes were unchanged, except for the addition of an IPCC sticker. Later releases had 'A US Playing Card Affiliate' printed below Congress' logo on the boxes.