Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes on VHS. Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, Linda Harrison. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. 1968.

Planet of the Apes on VHS. Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, Linda Harrison. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. 1968.

From the box:

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this fascinating first entry of this extremely popular series. This initial story features Heston as astronaut Taylor, who crash lands on a distant planet. The world is similar to earth, but here intelligent apes rule, hunting primitive speechless humans for sport and conducting scientific experiments on the ones they don’t kill. Soon Taylor himself is among the hunted, his life depending on a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Fast Times At Ridgemont High on VHS. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Watson, Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards. Directed by Amy Heckerling. 1982.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High on VHS. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Watson, Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards. Directed by Amy Heckerling. 1982.

From the box:

Twenty-four-year-old first time screenwriter Cameron Crowe went undercover as a high school student to give us an insider’s perspective on sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and trying to make it through another year at Ridgemont High. There’s freshman Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) getting plenty of bad advice from Linda (Phoebe Cates) on how to lose her virginity. Her brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold), is the big-man-on-campus who’s grooming himself for a career in the fast food industry.

And then there’s Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) as the ultimate surfer who’s most excellent at catching flack from Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a rigid history teacher convinced everyone is on dope.

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