Trading Places

Trading Places on VHS video. Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd. With Denholm Elliott, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis. Directed by John Landis. 1983.

Trading Places on VHS video. Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd. With Denholm Elliott, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis. Directed by John Landis. 1983.

From the VHS cover:

Eddie Murphy established himself as a comedy star of the highest magnitude as Billy Ray Valentine, a streetwise hustler. His fellow “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, Dan Akroyd also stars as Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy investment executive at Duke Brothers, a Wall Street firm. The fun starts when thee rich and greedy Duke Brothers wager a bet on whether a born loser (like Valentine) could become successful as Winthorpe if placed in the proper environment; and if a prig like Winthorpe were to lose all, would he turn to a life of crime? The Dukes arrange for that to happen. Valentine becomes the golden boy of the commodities market and Winthorpe finds himself out on the streets.

The two pawns meet, compare notes, figure out who’s doing this to them… and Valentine and Winthorpe set in motion some hilarious revenge plans of their own…

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The Best of John Candy on SCTV

The Best of John Candy on SCTV on VHS. Starring John Candy. With Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas. VHS collection from 1992.

The Best of John Candy on SCTV on VHS. Starring John Candy. With Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas. VHS collection from 1992.

From the VHS cover:

John Candy at his hilarious best — plus the great comedy stars of SCTV.

Get ready for non-stop John Candy in this hilarious collection of classic moments from the brilliant SCTV series. The popular star of hit comedies such as Uncle Buck, Splash, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Stripes and Home Alone is at his antic best — showing off the characters and comic styling that launched his stellar career.

Check out the characters at this “Candy counter”: slick TV star Johnny LaRue; utterly over-the-edge Divine; raging Jake LaMotta; grown-up Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver; Leutonian Polka legend Yosh Shmenge; and a wrestling version of Julia Child! There’s also Mike Chisel: Small Town Dick; Dr. Tongue; Alfred Hitchcock; Johnny Pavarotti; Tommy Shanks; Steve Roman; Dr. Wainwright; Ralph Kramden; Orson Welles; and more!

Plus, you’ll see the now-famous SCTV gang including Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis and Martin Short.

If you like your Candy — and who doesn’t — you’ll crack up with The Best of John Candy on SCTV!

Turn on SCTV: SCTV, Volume 1 – Network 90 (5 Disc Set)

Candyman

Candyman on VHS. Horror movie starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons. Based on "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker. Directed by Bernard Rose. 1992.

Candyman on VHS. Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons. Based on “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. Directed by Bernard Rose. 1992.

From the VHS cover:

Stand in front of the mirror, turn off the light, and chant the word “Candyman” five times. Then he’ll appear behind you… if you believe.

A children’s ghost story comes to terrifying life in this gut-wrenching thriller about a graduate student whose research into modern folklore summons the spirit of the dead. Helen Lyle laughs when she interviews college freshman about their superstitions. But when she hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt Chicago’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for this thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site of a brutal murder, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can’t really exist… until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, tragic slayings. But the police don’t believe in monsters, and they charge Helen with the grisly crimes. And only one person can set her free. Candyman.

DVD upgrade: Candyman (Special Edition)

“The Forbidden” short story by Clive Barker: The Forbidden – eBook Single (Comma Singles)

The soundtrack: Philip Glass : The Music of Candyman







Progeny

Progeny on VHS. Horror movie starring Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif. Directed by Brian Yuzna. 1998.

Progeny on VHS. Horror movie starring Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif. Directed by Brian Yuzna. 1998.

From the box:

Evil in a Bottle

Their dreamchild turned into a nightmare.

After hoping and praying Craig and Sherry Burton’s dream of having a baby just came true. But it’s nothing like they expected. Because this baby is definitely not of this world. Fearing the worst, Craig teams up with alien abduction expert Bert Clavell to unravel the truth. Through hypnosis, they discover in horrific detail that Sherry was impregnated by aliens. Now the only way to save themselves is to face the terror within. The impossible cannot be denied when you feel it inside you.

DVD upgrade: Progeny



Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things on VHS. Starring Alan Ormsby, Jane Daly, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin, Seth Sklarey. Directed by Bob Clark. 1973.

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things on VHS. Starring Alan Ormsby, Jane Daly, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin, Seth Sklarey. Directed by Bob Clark. 1973.

From the VHS clamshell box cover:

You’re Invited To Orville’s “Coming-Out” Party… It’ll Be A Scream!!!

A group of five young actors, led by their decidedly bizarre director, Alan (Alan Ormsby), go to an abandoned burial island somewhere off the east coast to act out a satanic rite with a freshly exhumed corpse named Orville. The “children,” as Alan calls them, don’t believe the ritual ceremony to raise the dead will work, and they return to their cottage to play party games with Orville. Little do they know, the dead things follow, driven by a supernatural force and hungry for revenge.

DVD upgrade: Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things – 35th Anniversary Exhumed Edition



Attack of the Puppet People

Attack of the Puppet People on VHS. Movie starring John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Jack Kosslyn. Directed by Bert I. Gordon. 1958.

Attack of the Puppet People on VHS. Starring John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon, Michael Mark, Jack Kosslyn. Directed by Bert I. Gordon. 1958.

From the box:

Terror Comes In Small Packages!

“She’s a living doll!” changes from a flattering expression to a terrifying reality when a certifiably deranged maniac creates a shocking device that shrinks people to foot-high figurines! An “amazing triumph of special effects” (Hollywood Citizen News), this menacing mini-sized movie is so big on realistic terror, you’ll never turn your back on dolls again.

Mr. Franz is a kindly, old, silver-haired doll-maker… who turns people into living puppets! He forces his human inventions to put on parties and sing to him, but one day, tired of being toyed with, the puppets launch an attack, and suddenly Mr. Franz finds he better stop playing — and start praying — because these miniature moppets are hell-bent on revenge!

Upsize to DVD: Attack of the Puppet People

Free the puppets! (Watch instantly for free with Amazon Prime): Attack Of The Puppet People

Connection to Watergate? Trivia: Puppet People changed the history of the United States

The Spirit Of Whiskey Mountain

The Spirit Of Whiskey Mountain on VHS. Presented by The Wildlife Unlimited Foundation. Rare VHS starring Bill Porter. Produced and Directed by Bill Porter Sr. Music by Bill Porter and Frank Woehrle. 1995.

The Spirit Of Whiskey Mountain on VHS. Presented by The Wildlife Unlimited Foundation. Rare VHS starring Bill Porter. Produced and Directed by Bill Porter Sr. Music by Bill Porter and Frank Woehrle. 1995.

From the VHS cover:

Millions have wanted to join Bill Porter on location! Now you and your entire family can go there to the home of the ‘wild ones.’

Bill Porter leads a pack horse adventure into the great beauty of the windy mountain range. He weaves the legend of Whiskey Mountain, two original songs, and spectacular scenery in this unique video. You’ll see more wild animals in their natural habitat than ever before. And you’ll hear “I Walked on the Mountain” and “The Legend of Whiskey Mountain” — two original songs written exclusively for these videos by Bill Porter and Frank Woehrle.

Not found on DVD. For some reason there appears to be three (possibly slightly different) versions available on VHS:

The Legend of Whisky Mountain [VHS]

The Spirit of Whiskey Mountain [VHS]

Return To Whiskey Mountain [VHS]







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