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!
DVD Upgrade: Ruthless People
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.”
DVD Upgrade Not Available. Replace! Going Ape [VHS]