Caddyshack

Caddyshack on VHS. Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe. Directed by Harold Ramis. 1980.

Caddyshack on VHS. Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe. Directed by Harold Ramis. 1980.

From the box:

Greenskeeper Carl Spackler is about to start World War III — against a gopher. Pompous Judge Smails plays to win, but his nubile niece Lacey Underall wants to score her own way. Playboy Ty Webb shoots perfect golf by becoming the ball. And country club loudmouth Al Czervik just doubled a $20,000 bet on a 10-foot putt. Insanity. No. Caddyshack.

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Dead End City

Dead End City on VHS. Starring Dennis Cole, Robert Z'Dar, Gregory Scott Cummins, Christine Lunde. Directed by Peter Yuval. 1988.

Dead End City on VHS. Starring Dennis Cole, Robert Z’Dar, Gregory Scott Cummins, Christine Lunde. Directed by Peter Yuval. 1988.

From the box:

A million people, a dozen gangs, and only one law: SURVIVAL!

It’s an urban nightmare come true in Dead End City, as gang warfare rules the streets. Dennis Cole (Pretty Smart) plays a corrupt police officer who allows the gang led by Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop) to terrorize the city.

Jack Murphy (Greg Cummins) is a street-tough resident who won’t be bullied. He organizes a vigilante resistance force and prepares to fight for control of the city. Battling against the gang’s non-stop beatings, gunfire and explosions, Murphy leads his guerrilla troop into the sewer tunnels for one, last, futile attempt.

“Colors” meets “Deathwish” …there’s no way out of DEAD END CITY!

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Ruthless People

Ruthless People on VHS. Starring Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater. With Bill Pullman, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. 1986.

Ruthless People on VHS. Starring Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater. With Bill Pullman, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. 1986.

From the box:

In this fiendishly funny comedy from the creators of Airplane!, loathsome millionaire Sam Stone is RUTHLESS. How ruthless? When his shrill wife Barbara is nabbed by inept kidnappers. Sam cries tears of joy… and refuses to pay the ransom. And when the abductors threaten to kill the abrasive heiress, Sam takes immediate action–he celebrates! Ruthless People. Raucous… outlandish… one of the top box office hits of the year!

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit on VHS. Starring Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore. Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. 1977.

The Hobbit on VHS. Starring Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore. Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. 1977.

From the box:

The place is Middle Earth. The time is long ago, when man shared his days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes… and hobbits. Bilbo Baggins is a hero and a hobbit, a roundish, peaceable homebody who sets off on a dangerous quest–even though adventures make hobbits late for dinner!

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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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Waiting For Guffman

Waiting For Guffman on VHS. Starring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Bob Balaban, Lewis Arquette, Matt Keeslar, Brian Doyle-Murray. Directed by Christopher Guest. Written by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy. Music by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer. 1996.

Waiting For Guffman on VHS. Starring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Bob Balaban, Lewis Arquette, Matt Keeslar, Brian Doyle-Murray. Directed by Christopher Guest. Written by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy. Music by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer. 1996.

From the box:

Blaine, Missouri, may be little, but that will not stop Corky St. Claire from dreaming big. He’s determined to get back to the bright lights of Broadway, and he thinks he has the ticket. He’s created Red, White and Blaine, an ambitious musical celebrating the town’s 150th anniversary. This is Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest plays Corky in the acclaimed comedy. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban co-star as stagestruck residents who pin their hopes of being discovered on Corky’s hilariously hapless theater production…and on reports that big-time talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience.

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Going Ape!

Going Ape! on VHS. Starring Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg. 1981.

Going Ape! on VHS. Starring Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg. 1981.

From the box:

Eccentric circus owner Max Sabatini’s legacy to his only son, Foster, includes $5 million, with a stipulation: Foster (Tony Danza) must keep Max’s three prized orangutans for at least five years. With the apes comes high-wire artist Lazlo (Danny DeVito). The four additions are too much for Foster’s live-in girlfriend (Stacey Nelkin) whose mother (Jessica Walter) encourages her to move out. Moving in is the Zoological Society, which stands to inherit if Foster fails with the apes. To ensure their success, the society dispatches mobsters to wreak havoc. Comic zaniness ensues as everyone really goes “ape.”

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