Maniac Cop on VHS. Starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z’Dar, Sheree North. Directed by William Lustig. 1988.
From the VHS cover:
You Have The Right To Remain Silent… Forever.
New York City is terrorized by a series of brutal mutilation murders. The public is outraged, because it’s discovered that the killer is a cop! Innocent policemen are killed by the panic-stricken public. The city is in an uproar. Will New York rid itself of this deadly menace.. MANIAC COP?
DVD upgrade: Maniac Cop (Special Edition)
BackTrack aka Catchfire on VHS. 1992 Director’s Cut by Dennis Hopper. Starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward, Joe Pesci, Catherine Keener, Vincent Price. With Charlie Sheen, Toni Basil, Alex Cox, Bob Dylan, Catherine Keener. Theatrical release directed by Dennis Hopper as Alan Smithee. 1990.
From the VHS cover:
When murder is your business, you’d better not fall in love with your work.
Jodie Foster stars as Anne Benton, an artist who see’s what she shouldn’t — a mob assassination. The police want her to testify; the mob wants her dead. So she goes on the lam, moves to another state and adopts another identity. But she can’t hide from Milo, the mobster sent to kill her.
One look at his target and the hit man has a change of heart. He doesn’t want her life, he wants her love. Before long this unlikely couple is on the run from both the cops and the crooks, dodging bullets and trying to sort out who to trust, who to kill, and who to love.
DVD upgrade: Backtrack
Dennis Hopper’s Version: Backtrack [VHS]
Coffy on VHS. Starring Pam Grier. With Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliot, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig. Written and directed by Jack Hill. 1973.
From the box:
Grier is Coffy, nurse by day and avenging angel by night. When she discovers that her little sister has been doped up — and freaked out — by a greedy drug pusher, she not only puts an end to his miserable days, but she also vows to follow his trail of corruption up to the top — the very top. But what Coffy doesn’t realize is that all is not as it seems… and that the leafy green behind the pusher’s scene just may come from someone she knows!
DVD upgrade: Coffy