Deadlock aka Dead Lock aka Wedlock on VHS video. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen. Directed by Lewis Teague. 1991.
From the VHS box cover:
In the prison of the future, criminal justice will have a deadly twist. No bars. No walls. No chance of escape…
After hiding 25 million dollars’ worth of diamonds, jewel thief Frank Warren is double-crossed by both his best friend and his fiancee, and placed in an experimental maximum security prison.
At Camp Holiday, each prisoner is fitted with an explosive-filled “wedlock collar” that’s electronically linked to the collar of another prisoner. If the two wedlock partners are separated by more than 100 yards, both of their collars will explode. Since prisoners are not told the identity of their wedlock partners, escape is seemingly impossible.
When a woman named Ivory claims to be Frank’s wedlock partner, he’s skeptical…until she orchestrates their escape, heads still intact.
In a deadly game of hide and seek the two unwilling partners are relentlessly pursued by the authorities and cruelly hunted by Frank’s murderous associates. It’s a race against time… to get the diamonds, save their lives, and break out of wedlock.
Deadlock is a high-tech futuristic thriller, bristling with suspense and non-stop action.
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Redline on VHS. Sealed screener copy. Starring Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos. With Yvonne Sciò, Patrick Dreikauss. Directed by Tibor Takács. 1997.
From the VHS box:
In the future, death is only the beginning.
In the tradition of such science fiction classics as “Blade Runner” and “Escape From New York” comes a terrifying vision of a future unlike any seen before.
When John Wade (Rutger Hauer) tries to smuggle fantasy chips for the city’s cyberjunkies, he is betrayed by his partner, Merrick (Mark Dacascos), and killed. Authorities resurrect him with bio-synthetic cyber-implants to interrogate him regarding the TROIKA, a crime syndicate that counts Merrick as a member.
Once alive, Wade escapes and begins an intensive search for Merrick in the underworld of the future — seedy cyber-slums and sex-dens to exact revenge on the traitor in a blaze of gunfire. After dodging assassins and scavenger bounty hunters, Wade realizes that in this world, he can trust no one.
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Merlin on VHS. Starring Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer, Isabella Rossellini, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, James Earl Jones. Directed by Steve Barron. 1998.
From the box:
The Most Magical Adventure Of All Time.
In a time long past, when magic was fading from the world of men, the malevolent sorceress Mab summoned forth a mighty wizard to keep the power of the Old Ways alive. The wizard’s name… was Merlin. But when his heart is touched by the love of the beautiful Nimue, Merlin turns away from Mab’s dark enchantments. Allying himself with the young warrior who will rise to become the legendary King Arthur, Merlin pledges his mystic skills to Arthur’s visionary cause: bringing peace and justice to the realm haunted by monsters and ravaged by war–and setting the stage for the ultimate clash of Good versus Evil.
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Split Second on VHS. Starring Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard. Directed by Tony Maylam. 1992.
From the box:
He’s Seen The Future… Now He Has To Kill It.
He’ll Need Bigger Guns.
In the year 2008, the cops are better armed than before, but nothing has prepared them for this. Swift, sharp-clawed and deadly, something moves among them on the streets, in the alleyways, on the rooftops, tearing out human hearts and devouring them. Maverick cop “Harley” Stone (Rutger Hauer) lost his partner to the beast, and now it looks as if his girlfriend Michelle (Kim Cattrall) is next on the killer’s list. Even in the future, there aren’t guns big enough to stop the creature’s deadly force, but Harley has no choice. As the action explodes into a deadly struggle to save Michelle, Stone must track the killer to its lair before he too becomes its victim. It could be all over in a SPLIT SECOND.
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