Xanadu

Xanadu VHS cover art. Movie starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly. With Michael Beck, Teri Beckerman, Sandahl Bergman. Directed by Robert Greenwald. 1980.

Xanadu on VHS. Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly. With Michael Beck, Teri Beckerman, Sandahl Bergman. Directed by Robert Greenwald. 1980.

From the box:

Xanadu is a look at the future and a loving remembrance of the way things were in the heyday of Hollywood. The musical score includes the hit songs “Magic”, “I’m Alive”, “All Over The World”, “Suddenly”, and the title song “Xanadu”. Olivia Newton-John, the screen’s newest love goddess, will dazzle your senses with her luminous beauty and beautiful voice. She and Gene Kelly star in this dazzling musical fantasy. The 40s meet the 80s in Xanadu, a very special love story and the first lavish, old-fashioned musical to utilize today’s music.

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad VHS cover art. Movie starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant,  Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher. Directed by Nathan Juran. Visual effects by Ray Harryhausen. 1958.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad on VHS. Starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher. Directed by Nathan Juran. Visual effects by Ray Harryhausen. 1958.

From the box:

The legendary Sinbad’s incredible adventures continue in this spectacular epic. Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews), bold sailor and prince of Baghdad, sets out for the mysterious island of Colossa where he hopes to obtain the egg of a roc–a fierce, giant bird. The egg will help restore to normal size the Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant) who has been reduced to the size of a man’s thumb by the evil magician, Sokurah (Torin Thatcher). On Colossa, Parisa liberates the Genie of the magic lamp (Richard Eyer) and together, Sinbad, Parisa and the Genie battle a man-eating cyclops, a two-headed roc, a fire-breathing dragon and a skeleton brought to life by Sokurah. All of these creatures must be defeated before Parisa can be restored. As always, the fantastic animated special effects by Ray Harryhausen are featured in this classic Sinbad adventure.

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Star Wars

Star Wars on VHS. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing. Directed by George Lucas. 1977.

Star Wars on VHS. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing. Directed by George Lucas. 1977.

From the box:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Star Wars is an elaborately-spectacular film that represents the ultimate in cinematic entertainment. Writer/Director George Lucas’ unrivaled passion for space fantasy, adventure and romance is captured on screen with awesome special effects and extraordinary bizarre space creatures.

Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and dashing Captain Han Solo (Harrison Ford) team together with lovable robot duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the Empire.

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The Blade Master

The Blade Master on VHS. Starring Miles O'Keeffe, Lisa Foster. 1984. Written and directed by Joe D'Amato.

The Blade Master on VHS. Starring Miles O’Keeffe, Lisa Foster. 1984. Written and directed by Joe D’Amato.

From the box:

The castle of knowledge in a land of contradiction houses the ultimate weapon. Should it fall into the hands of evil, the land would surely die. The Blade Master (Ator), a hero of mythical strength, leads a small band in defense of good against the overwhelming forces of evil.

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit on VHS. Starring Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore. Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. 1977.

The Hobbit on VHS. Starring Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore. Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. 1977.

From the box:

The place is Middle Earth. The time is long ago, when man shared his days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes… and hobbits. Bilbo Baggins is a hero and a hobbit, a roundish, peaceable homebody who sets off on a dangerous quest–even though adventures make hobbits late for dinner!

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