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The Wiz [DVD](1978) DVD
The fabulous land of Oz rocks and dazzles in this glittering film version of the Broadway hit, a modernized, urban rendition of the Hollywood classic, with Diana Ross as a Manhattan schoolteacher easin' on down the road with the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tinman (Nipsey Russell) and the Lion (Ted Ross). With Mabel King, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor as the Wiz. 133 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English; production notes; web links; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Friday The 13th(1980) VHS
The one, the only, the original! Many years after a rash of deaths, scenic Camp Crystal Lake reopens, complete with young, naive, sex-hungry counselors...and a maniacal killer. And who's this Jason they keep talking about? Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon, Ari Lehman star. 95 min.

The Exterminator(1980) VHS
A 42nd Street favorite, this no-holds-barred actioner stars Robert Ginty as a troubled Vietnam veteran who has a "death wish" for the street scum of New York after one of his friends is crippled by a gang. Christopher George is the cop out to nab the vigilante; with Samantha Eggar, Steve James. 101 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Wolfen [DVD](1981) DVD
A hypnotic, violent tale about a super breed of wolves that haunts the cities, preying on the weak and the sick. Albert Finney is the detective called on to unravel the bizarre mystery; with Gregory Hines, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English, Bahasa, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Hanky Panky(1982) VHS
Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner make a wacky team of sleuths in this comedic thriller that has Wilder on the run from the cops after being framed for murder. With Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan. 100 min.

Fighting Back(1982) VHS
Tough-as-nails true story about a group of South Philly citizens, headed by delicatessen owner Tom Skerritt, who organize a crime-fighting patrol and get a rude awakening to the scope of the criminals polluting their city's streets. Patti LuPone, Yaphet Kotto, Pat Cooper (who tole you dat?) co-star. 98 min.

Vigilante(1982) VHS
Intense urban action film stars Robert Forster as an ex-cop whose family is attacked by a street gang. When the courts let the hoods go free, a frustrated Forster joins with Fred Williamson's neighborhood vigilante group, dedicated to enforcing the law--their own way. With Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell. 89 min.

The Soldier(1982) VHS
Russian terrorists are holding the world hostage with a load of stolen plutonium in their clutches. Only the Soldier, a high-priced, lethal assassin, can stop them. Ken Wahl, Klaus Kinski star. 90 min.

The Brother From Another Planet(1984) VHS
A delightful sci-fi tale from John Sayles about a mute black alien (Joe Morton) who winds up in Harlem, befriended by the neighborhood and on the run from two sinister white aliens. Funny, touching and rich in character and flavor, the film also stars Joe Morton, Darryl Edwards and Sayles himself.

American Ninja(1985) VHS
A young American man trained in the deadliest of the martial arts must use his skills to stop the ninja army of an international smuggler in this non-stop action film. Michael Dudikoff, Judie Aronson star. 90 min.

P.O.W.: The Escape(1986) VHS
Explosive war film with David Carradine as a rough `n' ready veteran who must delve through Vietnam jungles in search of P.O.W.s. 90 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: Cannon Video. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B.

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation(1987) VHS
Michael Dudikoff returns as the martial arts dynamo when he and his butt-kicking buddy (Steve James) are sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Marines at a British outpost. A dangerous drug runner (Gary Conway) is behind it all...he's raising an army of killer clones! Action all the way! 89 min.

Hollywood Shuffle [DVD](1987) DVD
Director/co-writer/star Robert Townsend skewers racial stereotyping in show biz with his acclaimed independent comedy. Would-be actor Townsend struggles to find serious roles in a white-run Hollywood that only offers blacks "pimp and hood" parts, while dreaming of fantasy spots for "The Black Acting School," "Sneakin' into the Movies" and "Rambro: First Youngblood." With Anne-Marie Johnson, John Witherspoon, and Keenan Ivory Wayans, who co-scripted. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, Spanish mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka(1988) VHS
Director/writer/star Keenen Ivory Wayans takes aim at those black action films of the '70s in a wild satire. Can Wayans coax street heroes Bernie Casey, Jim Brown, Isaac Hayes and Antonio Fargas out of retirement to help him bring down crime boss Mr. Big and his ring of cheap gold chain dealers? 89 min.

Johnny Be Good(1988) VHS
Anthony Michael Hall is Johnny Walker, a hotshot high school football hero who's being pursued by every college recruiter in the country, in a funny look at America's obsession with sports. With Robert Downey, Jr., Uma Thurman. 84 min.

Hero And The Terror(1988) VHS
Years ago, L.A. cop Chuck Norris captured a monstrous serial killer called "the Terror." Now he's escaped from jail, and Norris must track him down again and put him away for good...or die trying. With Steven James, Brynn Thayer. 97 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: Media Home Entertainment Inc. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B.

American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt(1989) VHS
The black pajamas are passed on in this latest entry in the martial arts series, starring David Bradley as the homegrown ninja hero who faces his ultimate challenge when he fights a sinister cabal of assassins. Steve James, Marjoe Gortner co-star. 90 min.

Mister Johnson(1991) VHS
Set in Nigeria in 1923, this fascinating drama from Bruce Beresford ("Driving Miss Daisy") focuses on a black clerk working for British officials who fantasizes about having a more cultured (i.e., white) lifestyle. Soon, he begins stealing from his employer, a Civil Service Officer, which leads to a series of unfortunate complications. Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward and Maynard Eziashi star. 102 min.

Weekend At Bernie's II(1993) VHS
More wacky shenanigans ensue in this sequel to the hit 1989 comedy. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman are back in the leads, this time taking their expired boss Bernie to the Virgin Islands for a wild caper that leads to the corpse's rejuvenation by a voodoo spell. Terry Kiser co-stars as Bernie. 89 min.

Bloodfist V: Human Target(1993) VHS
Don "The Dragon" Wilson plays an FBI operative who becomes amnesiac after trying to stop an international arms deal. Now he's caught between the FBI and the arms dealers, and must use his martial arts skills to hold them off until he learns his true identity. Denice Duff, Steve James also star.

Prefontaine [DVD](1997) DVD
The life of Steve Prefontaine, who became America's greatest distance runner until his tragic death in a 1975 automobile accident, is recounted in this stirring biodrama from the makers of "Hoop Dreams." Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey and Amy Locane star. 107 min.

Vigilante [DVD](1982) DVD
The Brother From Another Planet [DVD](1984) DVD
American Ninja [DVD](1985) DVD
Hero And The Terror [DVD](1988) DVD
Weekend At Bernie's II [DVD](1993) DVD
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