Freaky Friday on VHS. Movie starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Dick Van Patten, Kaye Ballard, Ruth Buzzi. Directed by Gary Nelson. 1976.
From the VHS box cover:
It could only happen on Friday the 13th! That’s when the tomboyish Annabel (award winning actress Jodie Foster) switches bodies with her mother, Ellen — and suddenly finds herself responsible for running the household! And Ellen, now in her daughter’s body, faces the challenges of school, including a typing test, field-hockey practice and more!
Charly on VHS. Starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom. With Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Dick Van Patten. Based on the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Directed by Ralph Nelson. 1968.
The VHS cover says:
Based on Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, this is the story of Charly Gordon, a gentle man determined to learn. When a breakthrough neuro-surgical procedure is discovered, Charly agrees to try it, unaware that he will also encounter complex emotions for the first time in his life. Charting Charly’s development is his devoted caseworker who soon discovers along with Charly that the surgery’s effects may not last forever.
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High Anxiety on VHS. Starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman. With Dick Van Patten, Barry Levinson, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1977.
From the box:
Ray Berwick, the same man who trained thousands of birds for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie, “The Birds,” one of the actual pictures Brooks is spoofing, also trained the 200 pigeons who pursue and attack Mel in “High Anxiety.”
Mel Brooks’ renowned spoof of the most famous Hitchcockian classics — “Vertigo,” “The Birds,” “Psycho” and “Spellbound” — is one of his most outrageous comedy classics. After a Harvard psychiatrist (Brooks) takes over the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, he realizes that his predecessor died under suspicious circumstances. When events take a murderous turn, he is accused of the crime and left with a full blown case of High Anxiety.
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