Skipped Parts movie on VHS video. Starring Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mischa Barton, Bug Hall, Brad Renfro. With R. Lee Ermey, Angela Featherstone, Peggy Lipton. Directed by Tamra Davis. Based on the novel by Tim Sandlin. 2000.
From the VHS box cover:
When you’re 14 years old, everything is hard!
Fourteen-year old Sam Callahan, an aspiring novelist, is obsessed with finding out about the one topic his favorite authors are skipping over — sex! With the help of his fantasy girl, a beautiful classmate and his rebellious mother, Sam finds out what those skipped parts are all about.
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O the movie on VHS video. Starring Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett. Based on Othello by William Shakespeare. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson. 2001.
From the sealed VHS box cover:
Trust. Seduction. Betrayal.
Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare’s classic, “Othello.” O is Odin James, the school’s basketball player and future NBA hopeful. He has the adoration of all, including the team’s coach and the Dean’s beautiful daughter, Desi. Odin’s troubled friend Hugo, the coach’s son, is deeply resentful of his father’s preference of Odin on and off the court. When Hugo plots a diabolical scheme to sow the seeds of mistrust between O and Desi, it sets in motion a disturbing chain of events which erupts into a firestorm of breathtaking intensity. “O” is a stunning tale that will stay with you long after its final, powerful frame.
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The Naughty Nineties on VHS. Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. With Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. 1945.
From the box:
Featuring Their Famous “Who’s On First” Routine
In this zany musical comedy, Bud plays a ham actor and Lou his dim-witted assistant on the Mississippi showboat, the River Queen.
When the boat docks in St. Louis, Bud and Lou try to rescue Captain Sam from a poker game with three card sharks, but they are too late. The gamblers win a controlling interest in the River Queen and — to Captain Sam’s dismay — set up a crooked casino operation on board.
Before ridding the showboat of the villains, Abbott and Costello perform several of their most famous bits including the hysterical “Who’s on First” dialogues that has become one of the most popular comedy routines ever captured on film.
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High Turbulance aka High Turbulence on VHS video. Starring Jackie Chan, Samo Hung, Yuen Biao, Deannie Yip, Pauline Yeung, Crystal Kwok. Directed by Samo Hung.
From the VHS box:
A Lawyer Who Knew Too Much!
The waist disposal from a chemical plant is killing the local fish farm business. Yvonne the owner of one of the farms threatens to go to the authorities if something is not done. The plant owner hires a slick lawyer to take care of the problem. Things heat up when Jackie falls for Yvonne’s one and only witness.
Jackie Chan learns that the real purpose for the plant is not waist but drugs. All hell breaks loose when Jackie takes on the drug dealers.
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Not only was High Turbulance or High Turbulence not found on DVD, but this homemade VHS switches to another movie about halfway through, so you probably should not buy it.
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Medicine Man on VHS. Starring Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco. Directed by John McTiernan. 1992.
From the box:
On The Trail Of An Amazing Discovery He Finds An Explosive Adventure!
Academy Award-winning star Sean Connery (Best Supporting Actor — The Untouchables), reunites with action director John McTiernan (The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard) for another powerful collaboration in the heroic box office smash Medicine Man!
Screen favorite Connery plays Dr. Robert Campbell, a brilliant but unorthodox scientist racing against time in his bold research for a cure against cancer. Set deep in the forbidding Amazon rain forest, this action-packed hit follows Campbell hot on the trail of an amazing discovery — but the eccentric recluse soon finds himself caught in the midst of an explosive adventure! Also starring Oscar-nominee Lorraine Bracco (Best Supporting Actress GoodFellas), Medicine Man delivers unmatched entertainment with its spectacular mix of breathtaking scenery, captivating performances, and thrilling, nonstop excitement!
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Gattaca on VHS. Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Gore Vidal. Directed by Andrew Niccol. 1997.
From the box:
There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid”, who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.
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Better Than Chocolate on VHS. Starring Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Marya Delver, Kevin Mundy, Peter Outerbridge. Directed by Anne Wheeler. 1999.
From the box:
“Better Than Chocolate” is a sexy romp of love and lust with surprising results. Maggie meets the woman of her dreams, Kim, just hours before her mother, Lila, and brother, Paul, move in with her. When the four end up sharing a loft, Maggie believe she must keep her affair a secret but it is Maggie’s clandestine romance that inadvertently introduces her family to a host of new experiences, all of which are potentially better than chocolate.
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