BattleBots Beginnings

BattleBots Beginnings on VHS. Starring Unknown. Directed by Unknown. 2001.

BattleBots Beginnings on VHS. Starring Unknown. Directed by Unknown. 2001.

From the VHS box:

Long Beach California 1999

Before BattleBots became known to millions of fans, before the rest of the world met killer robots like Tazbot, Ziggo, and Mechadon, a group of dedicated robot builders and a few thousand loyal fans gathered in Long Beach, California to make history.

This action-packed highlight video is an intense look at the adrenaline-amped world of robotic combat. In the arena known as the BattleBox, only one thing matters — Kicking Bot!

You’ll meet the robots and their builders to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to build and repair these remote controlled machines known as BattleBots. You’ll have a Pit Crew’s perspective as the robots wage war, all of them competing for the coveted Giant Nut trophy.

Enjoyed by all generations, this sport has inspired thousands of viewers to design and build their own robots.

Welcome to BattleBots!

Found on DVD at Amazon (poorly reviewed):



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Bad Boats

Bad Boats: The Liquid Quarter-Mile Missiles on VHS video. Directed by George Papadeas. Year unknown.

Bad Boats: The Liquid Quarter-Mile Missiles on VHS tape. Main Event Video. Directed by George Papadeas. Year unknown.

From the VHS box cover:

Taking You Where An Admission Pass Never Will!

The liquid quarter mile, a 40′ rooster tail… The thunderous roar of a top-fuel hydro… This is drag boat racing at its finest!

Crashes Fires Explosions

Not found on DVD. VHS still floating around: Bad Boats

Backyard Dogs

Backyard Dogs VHS cover scan. Movie starring Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Walter Jones, Roger Fan. Directed by Robert Boris. 2000.

Backyard Dogs VHS cover scan. Movie starring Scott Hamm, Bree Turner, Walter Jones, Roger Fan. Directed by Robert Boris. 2000.

From the VHS box:

For the Fame and Fortune They’ll Fight Like Dogs

No choreography, no protective gear, just hardcore fighting where steel folding chairs and baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire are all part of the fight. Follow three underdogs as they fight their way to the top. The Backyard Dogs are coming and all hell is about to break loose!

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The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave

The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave on VHS. Starring Bob Einstein, Dan Hedaya, Gia Carides. Directed by Peter MacDonald. 2000.

The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave on VHS. Starring Bob Einstein, Dan Hedaya, Gia Carides. Directed by Peter MacDonald. 2000.

From the VHS box (still in its shrinkwrap, with collector notes):

Accidents Happen

Break out the body casts! The world’s most painfully funny stuntman is back with a powder-keg of laughs! Super Dave Osborne (Bob Einstein) gives a crash course in comedy in this wacky adventure of daredevil antics, whiplash humor and crash-test love!

After a near-fatal accident, Super Dave hangs up his crash pads to operate his own theme park and coach a promising young stuntman. But as The Super One soon discovers, he’s been bankrupted by his swindling manager, betrayed by his new young protégé, and foreclosed by the bank. Devastated and almost ready to accept defeat, Super Dave finds strength in a klutzy-but-cute single mom (Gia Carides) and her ailing young son, Timmy. And when he learns that Timmy needs an expensive heart operation, Super Dave shuns retirement to raise the needed money — even if it means doing his most death-defying stunt yet! Facing off against the protégé who deceived him and his arch enemy, a slimy sports promoter (Dan Hedaya, Dick), Dave must once again prove to the world that he’s not only the most outrageous daredevil… he’s also the most accident-prone!

Super Dave is totally explosive in this blazing comedy of hair-rasing stunts, brutally funny crashes and humor that packs a punch. The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave will break every funny bone in your body!

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Connie Gomper and the Pack

Connie Gomper and the Pack on VHS video. Starring Cindy Sandberg, Brett Favre, Mike Holmgren, Robert Brooks, Gilbert Brown, Aaron Taylor. Directed by Greg Kohs. 1996.

Connie Gomper and the Pack on VHS video. Starring Cindy Sandberg, Brett Favre, Mike Holmgren, Robert Brooks, Gilbert Brown, Aaron Taylor. Directed by Greg Kohs. 1996.

From the VHS box:

Is Connie Gomper the Ultimate Packers Fan? You Betcha!

After a lifetime of loyalty to the greatest football team in the world, Green Bay legend Connie Gomper has realized her lifelong ambition of becoming the nation’s best know Packer Backer!

On this, her first video, Connie proudly shows photos of her family with the Packers… gossips about the Packers at the beauty parlor… and takes you behind the scenes (into her garage actually) where she tapes her local Cable TV show “Gomper Gab with Connie.”

Educational? Yah, by golly! “Connie Gomper and the Pack” features Connie’s history of the team from “Bart to Brett,” with rare archival newsreel clips, exclusive NFL Films action footage, and special appearances by Coach Holmgren, Brett Favre, Aaron Taylor, Gilbert Brown, and record-setting receiver Robert Brooks who serenades Connie with his original song “Jump in the Stands.” Connie also introduces you to such fellow fanatics as Mel and Leonne Knocke, who have missed less than a dozen Packers games since 1929, and Steve Gay, whose 1966 Dodge motorhome, the “Big G,” is a Green Bay icon! All-in-all, Connie’s created the only video on earth that’s more fun than a Sunday afternoon in Green Bay!

Not found on DVD. For VCRs: Connie Gomper and the Pack [VHS]

This autographed copy is not for sale:

Connie Gomper and the Pack Autographed VHS video tape

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams on VHS. Sports documentary movie starring William Gates, Arthur Agee. Directed by Steve James. 1994.

Hoop Dreams on VHS. Starring William Gates, Arthur Agee. Directed by Steve James. 1994.

From the box:

They have nothing — except talent and a dream — and in this tough Chicago neighborhood, dreams are all they can count on. Hoop Dreams is the critically acclaimed true-life story of Arthur Agee and William Gates and the unforgettable five year experience that turns them into men. You will come to know them and root for them as if they were your friends, your family, as against all odds, these boys prove that with faith, talent and a little luck, anyone can achieve the American Dream.

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The End

The End VHS cover art. Skate video starring Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Bucky Lasek, Stephen Berra, Heath Kirchart, Jeremy Klein, Rick McCrank, Willy Santos. Directed by Jamie Mosberg. 1998.

The End on VHS. Starring Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Bucky Lasek, Stephen Berra, Heath Kirchart, Jeremy Klein, Rick McCrank, Willy Santos. Directed by Jamie Mosberg. 1998.

From the box:

A Birdhouse Skateboard Film.

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