Top Secret! on VHS. Starring Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge. With Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Villiers, Michael Gough, Harry Ditson, Jim Carter, Eddie Tagoe, Omar Sharif. Directed by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams. 1984.
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From the makers of the original Airplane!
Top Secret! pits American rock star Nick Rivers against the dreaded East German High Command. It’s a race against time as Nick teams up with Hillary Flammond to find her father before he can create the ultimate super weapon–the Polaris Mine. Along the way, Top Secret! manages to do for war epics and Elvis films what Airplane! did to disaster movies.
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Laurence Olivier Presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet on VHS. Starring Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Jean Simmons, Felix Aylmer, Peter Cushing. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Laurence Olivier. 1948.
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Laurence Olivier Presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet A Rank Organisation Film
Laurence Olivier gives an immortal performance in this acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Hamlet (Laurence Olivier), Prince of Denmark, returns home when his father is killed. There, he learns that his ambitious uncle has married the widowed Queen and claimed Hamlet’s throne for himself. Haunted by his father’s ghost and his own need for revenge, Hamlet’s torment leads to the most inspired poetry in all of Shakespeare, as well as the unforgettable final duel that seals the fate of Denmark.
A potent brew of swordplay, wordplay and outstanding performances, Hamlet won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor.
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Star Wars on VHS. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing. Directed by George Lucas. 1977.
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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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