Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on VHS video. Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page. Written and produced by Tim Burton. Directed by Henry Selick.
From the VHS clamshell case:
Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder — where every holiday has its own special land… and imaginative one-of-a-kind characters!
The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa’s shoes unravels, it’s up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.
This critically acclaimed movie milestone captured the heart and imagination of audiences everywhere with its Academy Award-nominated stop-motion effects, engaging Grammy-nominated music, and the genius of Tim Burton. The Nightmare Before Christmas — a delightful treat the whole family will enjoy!
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The Best of John Candy on SCTV on VHS. Starring John Candy. With Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas. VHS collection from 1992.
From the VHS cover:
John Candy at his hilarious best — plus the great comedy stars of SCTV.
Get ready for non-stop John Candy in this hilarious collection of classic moments from the brilliant SCTV series. The popular star of hit comedies such as Uncle Buck, Splash, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Stripes and Home Alone is at his antic best — showing off the characters and comic styling that launched his stellar career.
Check out the characters at this “Candy counter”: slick TV star Johnny LaRue; utterly over-the-edge Divine; raging Jake LaMotta; grown-up Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver; Leutonian Polka legend Yosh Shmenge; and a wrestling version of Julia Child! There’s also Mike Chisel: Small Town Dick; Dr. Tongue; Alfred Hitchcock; Johnny Pavarotti; Tommy Shanks; Steve Roman; Dr. Wainwright; Ralph Kramden; Orson Welles; and more!
Plus, you’ll see the now-famous SCTV gang including Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis and Martin Short.
If you like your Candy — and who doesn’t — you’ll crack up with The Best of John Candy on SCTV!
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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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