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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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JD and the Salt Flat Kid aka Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws

JD and the Salt Flat Kid aka Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws on VHS. Starring Jesse Turner, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens. With Mickey Gilley, Gailard Sartain, Hope Summers, Marcie Barkin. Directed by Alexander Grasshoff. 1978.

JD and the Salt Flat Kid aka Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws on VHS. Starring Jesse Turner, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens. With Mickey Gilley, Gailard Sartain, Hope Summers, Marcie Barkin. Directed by Alexander Grasshoff. 1978.

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JD is a handsome and talented singer with a burning ambition to become famous, but the road to stardom isn’t easy. First, he’s got to find a way out of Texas. That becomes a whole lot easier when he’s fired from his job. Then, he’s got to get to Nashville. That isn’t so hard to do when he and his partner, the Salt Flat Kid, meet two beautiful girls along the way. Finally, he’s got to get a break. Now that’s not easy, but JD and his friends are ready, and the result is a hilarious adventure down a non-stop highway of quick cars, speeding romance and fast times!

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Son Of Frankenstein

Son Of Frankenstein VHS cover art. Movie starring Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi. Directed by Rowland V. Lee. 1939.

Son Of Frankenstein on VHS. Starring Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi. Directed by Rowland V. Lee. 1939.

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Boris Karloff stars for the last time in the role that made him a screen legend in this, the second sequel to the famous horror classic.

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes on VHS

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes on VHS. Staring David Miller, George Wilson and Sharon Taylor. Directed by John DeBello.

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…garden variety tomatoes take on mammoth proportions and crabby dispositions, and begin attacking innocent people! Special Investigator Mason Dixon heads a… special investigation in an effort to save the world from total tomatofication.

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