Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill on VHS video. Starring Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott. Directed by John Irvin. 1987.

Hamburger Hill on VHS video. Starring Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott. Directed by John Irvin. 1987.

From the VHS box cover:

War at its worst. Men at their best.

Vietnam. 1969. Hill 937. 10 days. 70% casualties. Those are the facts — this is the story.

The men of Bravo company are facing a battle that’s all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse.

DVD upgrade: Hamburger Hill (20th Anniversary Edition)

Goin’ South

Goin' South on VHS. Starring Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi. With Veronica Cartwright, Richard Bradford, Danny DeVito, Luana Anders, Ed Begley Jr., Tracey Walter. Directed by Jack Nicholson. 1978.

Goin’ South on VHS. Starring Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi. With Veronica Cartwright, Richard Bradford, Danny DeVito, Luana Anders, Ed Begley Jr., Tracey Walter. Directed by Jack Nicholson. 1978.

From the VHS box:

Jack Nicholson plays Henry Moon, a third-rate outlaw, in this romantic comedy set in the 1860s. Nicholson is saved from hanging by the intervention of a lovely young woman who agrees to marry and take care of him. Mary Steenburgen plays Julia Tate, the headstrong but genteel Southern virgin who weds Nicholson only to help her work the gold mine she insists is on her property. Both Steenburgen and John Belushi make their film debuts in this amusing western.

DVD upgrade: Goin’ South

Deadlock

Deadlock aka Dead Lock aka Wedlock on VHS video. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen. Directed by Lewis Teague. 1991.

Deadlock aka Dead Lock aka Wedlock on VHS video. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen. Directed by Lewis Teague. 1991.

From the VHS box cover:

In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. No bars. No walls. No chance of escape…

…Until Now.

After hiding 25 million dollars’ worth of diamonds, jewel thief Frank Warren is double-crossed by both his best friend and his fiancee, and placed in an experimental maximum security prison.

At Camp Holiday, each prisoner is fitted with an explosive-filled “wedlock collar” that’s electronically linked to the collar of another prisoner. If the two wedlock partners are separated by more than 100 yards, both of their collars will explode. Since prisoners are not told the identity of their wedlock partners, escape is seemingly impossible.

When a woman named Ivory claims to be Frank’s wedlock partner, he’s skeptical…until she orchestrates their escape, heads still intact.

In a deadly game of hide and seek the two unwilling partners are relentlessly pursued by the authorities and cruelly hunted by Frank’s murderous associates. It’s a race against time… to get the diamonds, save their lives, and break out of wedlock.

Deadlock is a high-tech futuristic thriller, bristling with suspense and non-stop action.

DVD upgrade: Wedlock



Veteranos

Veteranos on VHS. Starring David Dyno Rocha, Eduardo Quiroz, Drew Toxtero, Chad Bryant, Peter Scott Palmer, Jose Quiroz, James M. Logan, David Lezama, Jerme Spew, Jesse Borrego. Written and directed by Eduardo Quiroz, Jose Quiroz. 1998.

Veteranos on VHS. Starring David Dyno Rocha, Eduardo Quiroz, Drew Toxtero, Chad Bryant, Peter Scott Palmer, Jose Quiroz, James M. Logan, David Lezama, Jerme Spew, Jesse Borrego. Written and directed by Eduardo Quiroz, Jose Quiroz. 1998.

From the VHS box cover:

The Greatest Revenge Is Betrayal

Dogday Records in collaboration with DarkRoom Studios, presents another chapter in the vida loca with this straight-to-video feature length movie. VETERANOS features Jesse Borrego (Con Air, Blood in Blood Out, Mi Vida Loca) and members of the DarkRoom Familia. Produced by the Quiroz Brothers (1998’s cult release Penitentiary Chances) VETERANOS keeps it real with another street story from the barrio. Dyno, Drew and Crooked are living on the razor’s edge — all their homies are coming up dead. The only person they can turn to is the neighborhood veterano (Jesse Borrego) as they search for the killers. Also featured in cameos are Dogday labelmates Taydatay of 11/5 and Boots from the Coup.

Included in this star studded packages are two bonus music videos — “Valley To The Bay” (Taydatay, Dyne, Dub, Crooked, Duke & Young Ant) and the controversial track “Conspiracy Theory” (Boots, Crooked, Dyno & Duke). The DarkRoom Familia brings the heat on the slamming soundtrack which includes hits from DJ M.T., Drew, Crooked, E-Clips, Sir Dyno, Lil Wyno, Never, Duke, Mickey D, A.I.G., Young Ant and others.

Experience the harsh grittiness of day-to-day life in the barrio and the struggle to survive in the dope game. Without familia, who can you trust?

DVD and CD combo: Veteranos



Shakedown

Shakedown on VHS. Starring Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Patricia Charbonneau, Blanche Baker, Antonio Fargas. Directed by James Glickenhaus. 1988.

Shakedown on VHS. Starring Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Patricia Charbonneau, Blanche Baker, Antonio Fargas. Directed by James Glickenhaus. 1988.

From the VHS box cover:

An over-worked lawyer. An undercover cop. In a city where everyone is for sale… They’re the best that money can’t buy.

Whatever you do… don’t call the cops.

A burned-out legal aid attorney reluctantly teams up with a renegade police detective to find the truth behind the fatal shooting of an undercover cop by a notorious drug dealer.

Targeted by a syndicate of corrupt cops and drug lords, the duo blast their way through the underbelly on New York in their unrelenting search for the shocking truth behind the crime. Filmed on the streets on Manhattan, Shakedown features some of the most incredible stunt work and chase sequences ever shot, including a death-defying fight scene atop Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster. It’s nonstop thrills from start to finish in one of the most entertaining high-speed cop films ever made.

DVD upgrade: Shakedown

Watch now: Shakedown (1988) Amazon Instant Video



The Razor: The Snare

The Razor: The Snare on VHS. Starring Katsu Shintaro (Zatoichi), Sato Kei, Nishimura Akira, Kurosawa Toshio, Ineno Kazuko. Directed by Masamura Yasuzo. 1973.

The Razor: The Snare on VHS. Starring Katsu Shintaro, Sato Kei, Nishimura Akira, Kurosawa Toshio, Ineno Kazuko. Directed by Masamura Yasuzo. 1973.

From the VHS box cover:

Hanzo “Razor” Itami is an unusual cop with unusual skills, not the least of which is his uncanny ability to ferret out criminals using his “unique” interrogation methods on female prisoners.

While investigating the death of a girl during an illegal abortion, Hanzo sniffs out an orgy of wealthy perverts at a convent run by a priestess named Nyokaini. After the priestess is introduced to “THE LONGEST ARM OF THE LAW” she rats out Lord Okubo, the Shogunate Treasurer, who is minting debased coinage (and keeping the “extra” for himself). Okubo is also behind most of the prostitution in Edo. Meanwhile, Hanzo learns of a planned raid on the mint by a gang of cutthroats and sets up “house” with the beautiful widow (Riki) who runs the mint.

In a blazing bloodbath of slaughter, the “Razor” foils the raid and arrests the survivors. Lord Okubo offers a reward and Hanzo names it… [spoilers]

DVD upgrade: Hanzo The Snare

White Fang and the Hunter

White Fang and the Hunter on VHS video. Starring Robert Wood, Pedro Sanchez. Directed by Alfonso Brescia. Based on the story by Jack London. 1975.

White Fang and the Hunter on VHS video. Starring Robert Wood, Pedro Sanchez. Directed by Alfonso Brescia. Based on the story by Jack London. 1975.

From the VHS box cover:

A Boy And His Dog In The Wilds Of Alaska

The tale of a boy and his dog. A scenic outdoor adventure and a rousing drama, based on the Jack London story.

White Fang and the Hunter is the adventures of a boy and his dog who survive an attack by wild wolves and then help to solve a mystery.

Found on a budget DVD (“Actors: dogs”): White Fang and The Hunter/Mooch Goes to Hollywood

Might as well stick with VHS: White Fang & The Hunter [VHS]

Or read the book (Free Kindle edition): White Fang

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