BackTrack

BackTrack aka Catchfire on VHS. 1992 Director's Cut by Dennis Hopper. Starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward, Joe Pesci, Vincent Price. With Charlie Sheen, Toni Basil, Alex Cox, Bob Dylan, Catherine Keener. Theatrical release directed by Dennis Hopper as Alan Smithee. 1990.

BackTrack aka Catchfire on VHS. 1992 Director’s Cut by Dennis Hopper. Starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward, Joe Pesci, Catherine Keener, Vincent Price. With Charlie Sheen, Toni Basil, Alex Cox, Bob Dylan, Catherine Keener. Theatrical release directed by Dennis Hopper as Alan Smithee. 1990.

From the VHS cover:

When murder is your business, you’d better not fall in love with your work.

Jodie Foster stars as Anne Benton, an artist who see’s what she shouldn’t — a mob assassination. The police want her to testify; the mob wants her dead. So she goes on the lam, moves to another state and adopts another identity. But she can’t hide from Milo, the mobster sent to kill her.

One look at his target and the hit man has a change of heart. He doesn’t want her life, he wants her love. Before long this unlikely couple is on the run from both the cops and the crooks, dodging bullets and trying to sort out who to trust, who to kill, and who to love.

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Coffy

Coffy on VHS. Movie starring Pam Grier. With Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliot, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig. Written and directed by Jack Hill. 1973.

Coffy on VHS. Starring Pam Grier. With Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliot, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig. Written and directed by Jack Hill. 1973.

From the box:

Grier is Coffy, nurse by day and avenging angel by night. When she discovers that her little sister has been doped up — and freaked out — by a greedy drug pusher, she not only puts an end to his miserable days, but she also vows to follow his trail of corruption up to the top — the very top. But what Coffy doesn’t realize is that all is not as it seems… and that the leafy green behind the pusher’s scene just may come from someone she knows!

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Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop on VHS. Action comedy movie starring Eddie Murphy. With Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Directed by Martin Brest. 1984.

Beverly Hills Cop on VHS. Starring Eddie Murphy. With Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Directed by Martin Brest. 1984.

From the VHS cover:

Eddie Murphy’s hilarious portrayal of Detective Axel Foley has propelled Beverly Hills Cop into the ranks of the top ten biggest box office hits in history!

Foley’s a brash, street smart Detroit detective who follows the trail of a friend’s murderer to the posh surroundings of Beverly Hills. And before Axel gets his man, he gets up to his neck in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers.

It’s a fast paced adventure that proves the difference between a really good comedy and a great comedy is Eddie Murphy.

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Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant on VHS. Movie starring Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon. Leonard L. Thomas. Directed by Abel Ferrara. 1992.

Bad Lieutenant on VHS. Starring Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Leonard L. Thomas. Directed by Abel Ferrara. 1992.

From the box:

Gambler. Thief. Junkie. Killer. Cop.

He has survived on the streets for twenty years. He’s a gambler… a thief… a junkie… a killer and a cop. Now he’s investigating the most shocking case of his life, and as he moves closer to the truth his self-destructive past is closing in.

Harvey Keitel gives a searing performance as an out-of-control police detective on a collision course in director Abel Ferrara’s brilliant and deeply disturbing melodrama.

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs on VHS. Movie starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. 1992.

Reservoir Dogs on VHS. Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. 1992.

From the box:

Four Perfect Killers. One Perfect Crime. Now All They To Fear Is Each Other.

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They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one? Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it’s a brilliant new American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

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