Oh yes, they even had copies that were filmed directly off of the movie screen. Mine was a dub from some original source, I don't know what or how, but it was a good year or two before you could get it on VHS tape. Most people today don't realize (or remember) how it was back in the early days of VHS tapes. It was never thought that people would be buying movies for their home use, so all movies on VHS tape were originally priced for rental stores and cost in the neighborhood of $80. Before I started selling my collection off back at the beginning of the century, I managed a collection of 3,800 VHS tapes, with all of them being original tapes, no dubs. That was quite a feat, because almost all of them were purchased as PVT's (Previously Viewed Tapes), from Blockbuster Video.