Stephen King’s It on VHS video. Starring Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole, Tim Curry, Richard Masur, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. 1990.
From the VHS box:
Your every fear — all in one deadly enemy.
It can be anything. A fanged monster that won’t stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows It better than Stephen King.
Based on the King Of Horror’s 1986 bestseller, It is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but It is not clowning around. Instead, It terrifies youngsters with their innermost fears, bringing some to their untimely doom — until a group of wily neighborhood kids fight back. Thirty years later the evil resurfaces: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And the friends who vividly remember the terrors of their youth reunite to make a desperate stand against It.
DVD upgrade: Stephen King, IT!
It by Stephen King: It
Legend on VHS. Starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry. With David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty. Directed by Ridley Scott. 1985.
From the box:
A World Full Of Magic, Wonder And Desire.
Tom Cruise stars in this visually stunning fantasy adventure in which pure good and evil battle to the death amidst spectacular surroundings. Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, the fantastic story has Tom Cruise, a mythical forest dweller, chosen by fate to undertake a heroic quest. He must save a beautiful princess, Mia Sara, and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, Tim Curry, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.
DVD Upgrade: Legend
Instant Rental: Legend
The Hunt For Red October on VHS. Starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin. With Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Gates McFadden, Tim Curry. Directed by John McTiernan. From a Tom Clancy novel. 1990.
From the box:
A new, technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery). The American government think Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Alec Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it–because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!
DVD Upgrade: The Hunt for Red October
Read The Novel: The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan)