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
The Best of John Candy on SCTV on VHS. Starring John Candy. With Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas. VHS collection from 1992.
From the VHS cover:
John Candy at his hilarious best — plus the great comedy stars of SCTV.
Get ready for non-stop John Candy in this hilarious collection of classic moments from the brilliant SCTV series. The popular star of hit comedies such as Uncle Buck, Splash, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Stripes and Home Alone is at his antic best — showing off the characters and comic styling that launched his stellar career.
Check out the characters at this “Candy counter”: slick TV star Johnny LaRue; utterly over-the-edge Divine; raging Jake LaMotta; grown-up Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver; Leutonian Polka legend Yosh Shmenge; and a wrestling version of Julia Child! There’s also Mike Chisel: Small Town Dick; Dr. Tongue; Alfred Hitchcock; Johnny Pavarotti; Tommy Shanks; Steve Roman; Dr. Wainwright; Ralph Kramden; Orson Welles; and more!
Plus, you’ll see the now-famous SCTV gang including Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis and Martin Short.
If you like your Candy — and who doesn’t — you’ll crack up with The Best of John Candy on SCTV!
Turn on SCTV: SCTV, Volume 1 – Network 90 (5 Disc Set)
Stephen King’s Golden Years on VHS. 232 minutes. Starring Keith Szarabajka, Frances Sternhagen, Felicity Huffman, Ed Lauter, R.D. Call, Bill Raymond. Television mini-series directed by Allen Coulter, Kenneth Fink, Mitchell Galin, Stephen Tolkin, Michael Gornick. 1991.
From the box:
His body held the secret of time. Now time is… running out!
Reigning horror master Stephen King (Misery, Pet Sematary, The Shining) creates a chilling vision of scientific progress run amok in this electrifying, original techno-thriller! Starring Keith Szarabajka (Missing, “The Equalizer”) and Frances Sternhagen (Misery, Doc Hollywood), Golden Years features make-up and special effects supervised by legendary effects master Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Amadeus) and a plot that builds to an astonishing ending!
When aging janitor Harlan Williams is accidentally exposed to exotic chemicals in a lab explosion, he undergoes an extraordinary change. It’s a process the government will do anything to learn more about — no matter who has to die in the process. Soon, Harlan, his wife Gina and the lab’s beautiful security chief are on a cross-country race to evade a murderously effective federal agent. But even as he stays one step ahead of his ruthless pursuers, Harlan continues his transformation into something the world of science has never seen… or imagined!
DVD upgrade (2 discs, 236 minutes): Stephen King’s Golden Years
X-Men: The Animated Series on VHS. Episodes: Night Of The Sentinels Part 1 & 2 and Days Of Future Past Part 1 & 2. Starring Cedric Smith, Cathal J. Dodd, Norm Spencer, Iona Morris. Directors: Larry Houston and Richard Bowman. 1992.
Days Of Future Past Part 1 & 2
Part 1: Word of a future where mutants are hunted down and terminated by murderous sentinels, leads the X-Men and a time-traveling bounty hunter, Bishop, to Washington D.C. to prevent the murder of Senator Kelly.
Part 2: Convinced Gambit is the assassin, Bishop and the X-Men find themselves battling who they assume to be Gambit’s new allies, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Night Of The Sentinels Part 1 & 2
Part 1: When a pretty young mutant named Jubilee is attacked in a shopping mall by huge search-and-destroy robots known as Sentinels, Rogue, Storm and Gambit unleash all their X-Men powers to rescue her. With Professor Xavier’s help, the X-Men discover that the Sentinel assault is part of a sinister program to exterminate all mutants!
Part 2: In order to protect a sinister plot to track and eliminate all mutants from succeeding, the X-Men break into the Mutant Registration Office to destroy the files. But, Beast is apprehended while trying to escape. Gyrich and Trask, the renegades responsible for the Sentinels, kidnap Jubilee, hoping she can lead them to the rest of the X-Men.
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Serial Experiments Lain: Knights on VHS. Starring Bridget Hoffman. Character Design by Yoshitoshi Abe. 1998.
From the box:
Close the world, Open the nExt.
Fulfill the Prophecy…
“KNIGHTS” — a super hacker group that has large effects in the wired. No one knows who the members are, but they control information and sometimes develop and distribute illegal information equipment. The KNIGHTS are trying to make Lain do something… When Lain metaphorizes her physical self into the wired to search for an answer of incidents that kids commit suicide. She finds that the KNIGHTS are behind this incident. One day, a group of men in black suits make a contact Lain. They ask “Are those people who you live with really your parents?” “Are you Lain of the wired?” and “Who are you really?”
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