Winning Slot Secrets

Winning Slot Secrets on VHS. Starring David Wilhite. 1988.

Winning Slot Secrets on VHS. Starring David Wilhite. 1988.

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Now You Have A Fighting Chance

Discover the strategies, tips, and tricks that can earn you a bundle! Let world renowned gaming expert David Wilhite show you how to fight back against those one arm-bandits. Learn what machines to play and what machines to avoid. Learn correct money management. With little money hit big jackpots.

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Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas on VHS. Starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier. With Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Ron O'Neal, Richard Roundtree, Christopher B. Duncan, Dru Down, Shyheim Franklin. Directed by Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson. 1996.

Original Gangstas on VHS. Starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier. With Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Ron O’Neal, Richard Roundtree, Christopher B. Duncan, Dru Down, Shyheim Franklin. Directed by Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson. 1996.

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It’s time for some respect.

It’s one reunion you don’t want to miss. The top stars of ’70s Black Action films — Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Richard Roundtree and Ron O’Neal — take on the hottest new stars on the ’90s as explosive action rips the mean streets of Gary, Indiana. Thirty years ago five friends formed a street gang, the Rebels. But the Rebels — and the rules — have changed. Instead of rocks and bottles, today the gang uses automatic weapons. Now one drive-by killing too many has reunited the original Rebels. But it’s going to take the support of the entire community and one final showdown to reclaim the streets and show today’s Rebels who the real “Original Gangstas” are.

Co-starring Paul Winfield, Isabel Sanford, Christopher B. Duncan and rappers Dru Down, Shyheim, “Original Gangstas” features the year’s hottest rap/R&B soundtrack with music by Luniz, Ice-T, MC REN, the Geto Boys and more.

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S.O.B.

Blake Edwards' S.O.B. on VHS video. Starring Julie Andrews, William Holden. With Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman, Robert Loggia, Stuart Margolin, Richard Mulligan, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit, Rosanna Arquette. Directed by Blake Edwards. 1981.

Blake Edwards’ S.O.B. on VHS video. Starring Julie Andrews, William Holden. With Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman, Robert Loggia, Stuart Margolin, Richard Mulligan, Robert Vaughn, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit, Rosanna Arquette. Directed by Blake Edwards. 1981.

From the VHS box:

The director who made the panther pink and taught you to count to 10 coins a new term for comedy.

Gobble-gobble! Felix Farmer’s latest film is a colossal turkey — and that sends lots of Hollywood types into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Press statements are issued. It’s what filmmaker Blake Edwards calls “Standard Operating Bull,” the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B.

A long list of notables joins in this convivial sock to Hollywood’s kisser. Julie Andrews is squeaky-clean superstar Sally Miles, married to Felix but living apart in one of their several homes. She’s the key to Felix’s sudden plan to flip his flop into a smash. He wants her to appear topless in a re-shot version of the film.

Sally’s agent says, “No… Maybe… How much?” A medical quack to the stars and a worldly director supply gin as a tonic for frazzled Felix and his equally frazzled press agent. A studio mogul angles for a piece of Felix’s can’t-miss idea. And a hitchhiking waif, studio yes-man and gossipy gadfly provide more tinsel beneath the tinsel.

The dialogue crackles like fat in a fire, the gags range from dead-on deadpan to comedic broadsides, the insights bristle and sting. There’s nothing standard here. S.O.B. is extraordinary.

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Backyard Dogs

Backyard Dogs VHS cover scan. Movie starring Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Walter Jones, Roger Fan. Directed by Robert Boris. 2000.

Backyard Dogs VHS cover scan. Movie starring Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Walter Jones, Roger Fan. Directed by Robert Boris. 2000.

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For the Fame and Fortune They’ll Fight Like Dogs

No choreography, no protective gear, just hardcore fighting where steel folding chairs and baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire are all part of the fight. Follow three underdogs as they fight their way to the top. The Backyard Dogs are coming and all hell is about to break loose!

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The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave

The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave on VHS. Starring Bob Einstein, Dan Hedaya, Gia Carides. Directed by Peter MacDonald. 2000.

The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave on VHS. Starring Bob Einstein, Dan Hedaya, Gia Carides. Directed by Peter MacDonald. 2000.

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Accidents Happen

Break out the body casts! The world’s most painfully funny stuntman is back with a powder-keg of laughs! Super Dave Osborne (Bob Einstein) gives a crash course in comedy in this wacky adventure of daredevil antics, whiplash humor and crash-test love!

After a near-fatal accident, Super Dave hangs up his crash pads to operate his own theme park and coach a promising young stuntman. But as The Super One soon discovers, he’s been bankrupted by his swindling manager, betrayed by his new young protégé, and foreclosed by the bank. Devastated and almost ready to accept defeat, Super Dave finds strength in a klutzy-but-cute single mom (Gia Carides) and her ailing young son, Timmy. And when he learns that Timmy needs an expensive heart operation, Super Dave shuns retirement to raise the needed money — even if it means doing his most death-defying stunt yet! Facing off against the protégé who deceived him and his arch enemy, a slimy sports promoter (Dan Hedaya, Dick), Dave must once again prove to the world that he’s not only the most outrageous daredevil… he’s also the most accident-prone!

Super Dave is totally explosive in this blazing comedy of hair-rasing stunts, brutally funny crashes and humor that packs a punch. The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave will break every funny bone in your body!

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Redline

Redline on VHS. Sealed. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos. With Yvonne Sciò, Patrick Dreikauss. Directed by Tibor Takács. 1997.

Redline on VHS. Sealed screener copy. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos. With Yvonne Sciò, Patrick Dreikauss. Directed by Tibor Takács. 1997.

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In the future, death is only the beginning.

In the tradition of such science fiction classics as “Blade Runner” and “Escape From New York” comes a terrifying vision of a future unlike any seen before.

When John Wade (Rutger Hauer) tries to smuggle fantasy chips for the city’s cyberjunkies, he is betrayed by his partner, Merrick (Mark Dacascos), and killed. Authorities resurrect him with bio-synthetic cyber-implants to interrogate him regarding the TROIKA, a crime syndicate that counts Merrick as a member.

Once alive, Wade escapes and begins an intensive search for Merrick in the underworld of the future — seedy cyber-slums and sex-dens to exact revenge on the traitor in a blaze of gunfire. After dodging assassins and scavenger bounty hunters, Wade realizes that in this world, he can trust no one.

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Traditional Music Classics

Traditional Music Classics on VHS. Featuring Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Buell Kazee, Kilby Snow. 1997.

Traditional Music Classics on VHS. Featuring Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Buell Kazee, Kilby Snow. 1997.

From the VHS box:

Few areas have been as expansive with their treasures of traditional song as the Appalachians. The isolated small towns, villages and hollows in the section running from Virginia through North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee is nearly unsurpassed as a repository of old-time music and ballads reaching back to the time of settlement. Traditional Music Classics presents rare archival performances by four legends of traditional music from this region.

Doc Watson was born into a musical family with a repertoire of old time songs and ballads. His father taught him how to play the five string banjo when he was young, and Doc later taught himself guitar and mandolin. His warm appealing vocals and consummate flat picking have earned him a wide following and helped expand the appeal of traditional Southern music. He is joined by Fred Price (fiddle) and Clint Howard (guitar), neighboring Tennessee farmers from musical families who joined Doc after the death of Clarence “Tom” Ashley, the musician with whom they commenced playing college concerts in the 1960s. Includes Maggie Walker Blues, Traveling Man, Lee Highway Blues, St. James Hospital, and more.

The musical style of Roscoe Holcomb, the banjo/guitar player from Hazard, Kentucky, represents the collective heritage of local musicians, combined with his Baptist upbringing and exposure to the blues. The intensity he brings to traditional performance illustrates the uncompromising musical attack that led Eric Clapton to call him “his favorite country musician.” Includes Free Little Bird, Fair Miss in the Garden, Graveyard Blues and more.

Buell Kazee was an exceptional singer and superb traditional banjoist from Kentucky who recorded over 50 songs in the 1920s, many of them ancient ballads. He later became an ordained minister and continued to collect traditional mountain music. Includes The Orphan girl, John Hardy and more.

John Kilby Snow was an outstanding autoharpist who was virtually unknown until discovered by Mike Seeger, who was responsible for bringing him to a wider audience in the 1960s. Kilby mastered an unusual signature technique of playing the autoharp, strumming left-handed below the chord bars and utilizing what he called “drag notes,” which he demonstrates in this video. Accompanied by Mike Seeger, Kilby plays Ragged But right, Greenback Dollar, Pretty Polly, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and more.

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