BattleBots Beginnings on VHS. Starring Unknown. Directed by Unknown. 2001.
From the VHS box:
Long Beach California 1999
Before BattleBots became known to millions of fans, before the rest of the world met killer robots like Tazbot, Ziggo, and Mechadon, a group of dedicated robot builders and a few thousand loyal fans gathered in Long Beach, California to make history.
This action-packed highlight video is an intense look at the adrenaline-amped world of robotic combat. In the arena known as the BattleBox, only one thing matters — Kicking Bot!
You’ll meet the robots and their builders to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to build and repair these remote controlled machines known as BattleBots. You’ll have a Pit Crew’s perspective as the robots wage war, all of them competing for the coveted Giant Nut trophy.
Enjoyed by all generations, this sport has inspired thousands of viewers to design and build their own robots.
Another State of Mind on VHS. Starring M. Otis Beard, Dennis Danell, Brent Liles, John Macias, Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris, Mike Ness. Directed by Adam Small, Peter Stuart. 1982.
From the VHS box cover:
Under the makeup. Over the edge. An incredible journey through the underground.
Featuring Social Distirtion, Youth Brigade, Minor Threat and a 10,000 mile, 25 city adventure.
In the summer of 1982, video/filmmakers Peter Stuart and Adam Small came upon a large-scale project which immediately captured their imagination: The Better Youth Organization of Los Angeles was planning a North American tour — eleven assorted punks traveling across the country in a broken down school bus. It was a chance to explore and document the punk rock community more extensively than ever before.
On August 17, 1982, armed with one production assistant, Stuart and Small set off in their rental truck on this journey through the underground.
For six weeks and ten thousand miles, they recorded the adventures of the two touring bands — Youth Brigade and Social Distortion. More than just concert footage, this film documents the rich collection of characters in and around the tour, and the hardships and dangers of life on the road.
The Dream Is Alive on VHS. Starring Walter Cronkite, David Leestma, George Nelson, Sally Ride. Directed by Graeme Ferguson. 1985.
From the VHS box:
A Presentation Of The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air And Space Museum And Lockheed Corporation In Association With The National Aeronautics And Space Administration.
The Dream is Alive takes you into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Share with them the delights of zero gravity while working, eating and sleeping in orbit around the Earth. Float as never before over the towering Andes, the boot of Italy, Egypt and the Nile. Witness firsthand a tension-filled satellite capture and repair and the historic first spacewalk by an American woman.
The Dream is Alive was filmed in the IMAX format and exhibited in IMAX theaters worldwide. This video version is digitally mastered from original 70MM film elements with the sound components specially mixed and mastered to produce the highest quality Dolby Surround soundtrack.
Patrick Stewart Narrates “The Planets” on VHS. Starring Patrick Stewart. Music by Tomita. Directed by Don Barrett. 1993.
From the VHS box cover:
From the moment you hear the rich voice of actor Patrick Stewart, you know you’re in for an adventure. While Stewart is best known as Captain Jean Luc Picard of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” this time he’s our guide on a journey that takes us beyond the world of sci-fi. This time, our space odyssey is real. It’s an enterprise that gives us a window seat from real spacecraft — starships with names like Pioneer, Mariner, Viking, Voyager, Galileo and Magellan. We see an awesome array of NASA images — from lunar sunrises to digital moonscapes, and lava lakes to solar flares. Stewart’s dramatic narration helps us appreciate the mysteries of our universe as we fly over Mars at 200,000 miles per hour, and on through Saturn’s gossamer rings.
“The Planets” cosmic show is made all the more dazzling by the popular music of its soundtrack. The acclaimed electronic musician Tomita has created a modern version of Holst’s classic suite, “The Planets,” and its power fuels the excitement of our trip.
A hit music score, breathtaking vistas and a great voice to guide us — “The Planets” has all the right ingredients. Fascinating, factual and fun, it evokes a wide-eyed sense of wonder in us all.