Pleasantville

Pleasantville VHS cover art. Movie starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon. With Don Knotts, Jane Kaczmarek, Jenny Lewis. Written and directed by Gary Ross. 1998.

Pleasantville on VHS. Starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon. With Don Knotts, Jane Kaczmarek, Jenny Lewis. Written and directed by Gary Ross. 1998.

From the box:

Nothing Is As Simple As Black And White

When ’90’s teens David and Jennifer (Tobey Maguire, The Ice Storm, Reese Witherspoon, Freeway) get zapped into the perfect suburbia of the black & white ’50’s sitcom, Pleasantville, what results is a “visionary adventure” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) that Siskel and Ebert give “Two big thumbs up!”

Pleasantville’s perfect people include a mild-mannered soda jerk (Jeff Daniels, Dumb and Dumber), a socially repressed mom (Joan Allen, Face/Off) and a father who always knows best (William H. Macy, Fargo). But, when ’90’s pop culture clashes with ’50’s family values, chaos ensues, turning the town of Pleasantville upside down and black and white into color.

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WarGames

WarGames VHS cover art. Movie starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy. With Michael Madsen, Maury Chaykin, William H. Macy, Michael Ensign, Barry Corbin, James Tolkan. Directed by John Badham. 1983.

WarGames on VHS. Starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy. With Michael Madsen, Maury Chaykin, William H. Macy, Michael Ensign, Barry Corbin, James Tolkan. Directed by John Badham. 1983.

From the box:

When computer “hacker” David Lightman unwittingly taps into the Defense Department’s master war computer, he triggers a game that no one can win: World War III. It’s up to David and his girlfriend — along with a wizardly computer genius played by Tony Award-winner John Wood — to stop this nuclear Armageddon.

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Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time VHS cover art. Movie starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer. With Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, William H. Macy, George Wendt. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. 1980.

Somewhere in Time on VHS. Starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer. With Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, William H. Macy, George Wendt. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. 1980.

From the box:

Beyond fantasy. Beyond Obsession. Beyond time itself… he will find her.

Somewhere in Time is the story of a young writer who sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him. Young Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is approached by an old woman who gives him an antique gold watch and who pleads with him to return in time with her. Years later, Richard Collier is overwhelmed by a photograph of a beautiful young woman (Jane Seymour). Another picture of this woman in her later years reveals to him that she is the same woman who had given him the gold watch. Collier then becomes obsessed with returning to 1912 and the beautiful young woman who awaits him there.

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