VHS titles from Tartan Videoby ninjaalexs | created - 22 Apr 2012 | updated - 21 May 2016 | Public
A complete list of films released by Tartan Video (now Palisades Tartan) which never made it to DVD in the UK.
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1. Allegro non troppo (1976)
PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »
Available on DVD outside UK.
2. Annabelle partagée (1991)
84 min | Drama
A girl unhappy in a relationship with a much older man decides to try having an affair with a male friend of her best girlfriend.
Never released on DVD in the UK - very rare film.
3. The Arrangement (1969)
R | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.
Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $8.72M
Early Tartan release.
4. Intimidades de un cuarto de baño (1991)
78 min | Drama
Study of a family in crisis, revealed through the bathroom habits of its various members.
Bathroom Intimacies - Rare film.
5. Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)
94 min | Drama
Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend ... See full summary »
Available on US DVD.
7. Broadway Bound (1992 TV Movie)
120 min | Comedy, Drama
Eugene and Stanley Jerome try to break into show biz as comedy writers while their parents' marriage ends. When the boys' material is broadcast on radio, the family hears their private life played for laughs.
8. The Cement Garden (1993)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.
Votes: 3,919 | Gross: $0.32M
9. Chappaqua (1966)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.
10. Karakter (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.
Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $0.71M
11. Gmar Gavi'a (1991)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War
An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup (mondial), he and his capturers share the... See full summary »
13. Danzón (1991)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday ... See full summary »
Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.36M
14. City Unplugged (1993)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Thriller
In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold... See full summary »
15. Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen (1990)
93 min | Drama, History, War
Death Of A Schoolboy
16. Deep Crimson (1996)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.
Deep Crimson - said to be worth watching.
17. Konets Sankt-Peterburga (1927)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »
18. Equinox (1992)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Twins, separated at birth and living opposite lives, are about to learn of each other- and the substantial inheritance they are entitled to.
Votes: 1,044 | Gross: $0.28M
19. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
An Irish immigrant and his daughter move into a town in the American South with a magical piece of gold that will change people's lives, including a struggling farmer and African American citizens threatened by a bigoted politician.
Votes: 2,820 | Gross: $11.60M
20. Friends (1993)
105 min | Drama
Three female friends, at the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live with apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher and practices ... See full summary »
Not to be confused with the sitcom.
21. Fun (1994)
Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
Hillary and Bonnie meet one morning by the side of the road. They become fast friends, share their secrets, and on a rising wave of frenzy later that afternoon, murder an old woman. They did it, they say later, for fun.
Used to get shown on Channel 4 back in the day.
23. Gloria (1980)
PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.
24. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 15,544 | Gross: $1.32M
Available on US DVD - currently unavailable on DVD in UK.
25. Hercules Returns (1993)
82 min | Comedy
When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »
Very strange film featured on Channel 5's Out:there TV series.
26. La tarea (1991)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Virginia is taking a class at film school, and has decided on her solo project for the class. She will secretly film herself and her ex-husband Marcelo with a candid camera while they make love.
Homework - Dark comedy.
27. Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
PG | 119 min | Music, Romance, Drama
Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.
Votes: 986 | Gross: $17.82M
28. A Man in Uniform (1993)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
Henry Adler, a bank employee and actor, is cast as a cop in an upcoming television series but he begins to take his duties seriously.
Votes: 508 | Gross: $0.09M
29. I Was on Mars (1991)
87 min | Comedy
Silva fulfills herself a dream: from Poland she flies to USA. With only a few hundred dollars she arrives in New York, incapable of the language. Not long until the charming swindler Avi ... See full summary »
30. The Icicle Thief (1989)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
A movie resembling Bicycle Thieves (1948) is shown on TV, but the real-life world gets muddled with the film and the TV commercials.
Votes: 842 | Gross: $1.23M
The Icicle Thief - released on DVD in other countries. Tartan also released this on VCD.
31. In the Soup (1992)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,107 | Gross: $0.26M
32. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.
One of Tartan's earliest VHS releases.
33. J'embrasse pas (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »
34. Jack Be Nimble (1993)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »
35. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.15M
36. Junk Mail (1997)
83 min | Comedy, Thriller
A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.
37. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
R | 92 min | Drama
Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »
Votes: 710 | Gross: $0.48M
38. King Lear (1971)
GP | 137 min | Drama
The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »
39. The Accompanist (1992)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles ... See full summary »
Votes: 716 | Gross: $0.73M
40. Theory of Achievement (1991)
18 min | Comedy, Drama, Short
Affectionately examines the lives of a group of "young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk" Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives -- assuming they can pay the rent first.
Hal Hartley Short Films.
41. Ambition (II) (1991)
9 min | Comedy, Drama, Short
A day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women, but who encounters only frustration and violence.
Hal Hartley Short Films.
42. Surviving Desire (1992)
Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the... See full summary »
Hal Hartley Short Films.
45. La scorta (1993)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.
Votes: 730 | Gross: $0.15M
Surprisingly not on DVD in UK.
46. The Last September (1999)
R | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »
Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.47M
On US R1.
47. My New Partner II (1990)
107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended... See full summary »
49. Léolo (1992)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,042 | Gross: $0.61M
UK VHS tape is cut, the DVDs from other countries aren't.
50. Les apprentis (1995)
95 min | Comedy
Black comedy about two best friends, one a budding playwright and the other a motorbike freak, who spend their time annoying their girlfriends and getting into various scrapes. Things turn ... See full summary »
51. Les enfants du marais (1999)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,488 | Gross: $0.32M
Les Enfants Du Marais
52. Wild Reeds (1994)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »
Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $0.92M
53. Thieves (1996)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »
Votes: 1,699 | Gross: $0.94M
54. Mensonge (1993)
89 min | Drama
Emma is pregnant and during a routine examination the doctors discover that she has AIDS. As she never took drugs, never had had a blood transfer and never betrayed her husband Charles, ... See full summary »
Not to be confused with the other Tartan release LIE.
55. Liquid Sky (1982)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi
Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »
Not on UK DVD as far as I'm aware.
56. Elles n'oublient jamais (1994)
107 min | Thriller
Successful Julien sees his family off on holiday and at once becomes drawn into a risky relationship with Angela, whom he spies outside the cafe opposite his office. When he later finds she... See full summary »
Love in the Strangest Way
57. Lust och fägring stor (1995)
Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War
Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »
Released as Love Lessons.
58. La madre muerta (1993)
105 min | Drama, Thriller
A criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, the daughter has been left mute and with a mental age of a child, spending most of her time in a mental home.
59. Marius and Jeannette (1997)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,401 | Gross: $0.28M
60. Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (1996)
122 min | Comedy, Drama
Benoit Blanc loves living, he loves women, he loves daring. He is a famous businessman who suffers from stomach-ache. Fabiolini, a would-be actor, is a policeman and he too suffers from the... See full summary »
Men, Women - A User's Manual
62. Mi vida loca (1993)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama
Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,645 | Gross: $3.27M
My Crazy Life
63. Mother (1926)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution
I think it's unavailable on DVD in UK.
64. The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1991)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy
Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud ... See full summary »
Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.05M
The Old Woman Who Walked into the Sea
65. The Paint Job (1993)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller
About a love triangle, involving house painter, his boss and the boss sensitive, vulnerable wife. The film turns into a picture of hidden desires, romantic dreams and dangerous obsessions.
66. Pétain (1993)
132 min | Drama, History
During second world war,Philippe Pétain gets absolute powers.The war ends with the arrival of allied forces by Petainism has not been put on trial.
68. The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
R | 107 min | Drama
James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.
69. Ponette (1996)
97 min | Drama
A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.
Votes: 3,635 | Gross: $1.40M
Another one which surprisingly hasn't got the UK DVD treatment.
70. Beltenebros (1991)
109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.
Prince Of Shadows
71. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
R | 99 min | Drama, War
Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $0.66M
72. Providence (1977)
R | 104 min | Drama
Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, ... See full summary »
74. The Ritz (1976)
R | 91 min | Comedy
On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »
75. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.
Votes: 6,374 | Gross: $6.10M
76. La vie sexuelle des Belges 1950-1978 (1994)
85 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance
A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.
UK version was cut for Molotov cocktail making.
77. Siberia (1998)
Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Goof and Hugo are flatmates in Amsterdam who have made a tidy sum from having sex with tourists, then robbing them. Their goal is to spend the money together on a world trip and their scam ... See full summary »
Well worth a watch.
78. Simple Men (1992)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $0.14M
79. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »
80. Slam (1998)
R | 100 min | Drama
Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,080 | Gross: $0.98M
81. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 1,380 | Gross: $0.62M
82. Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok (1992)
90 min | Drama
The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.
Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe
83. The Terminal Man (1974)
PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.
84. Daddy Nostalgia (1990)
PG | 105 min | Drama
The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his ... See full summary »
Votes: 554 | Gross: $1.11M
85. Tierra (1996)
Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Romance
Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »
86. Tôkyô orinpikku (1965)
Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport
Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate.
87. The Tune (1992)
Not Rated | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might ... See full summary »
89. Volere volare (1991)
R | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »
90. The Journey (1992)
R | 142 min | Drama
A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.
91. Welcome II the Terrordome (1995)
R | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Spike and his sister Anjela live in the Terrordome, a huge ghetto that all the blacks have been forced to live in. Jodie, Spike's pregnant white girlfriend, ran away from an abusive white ... See full summary »
92. Who's the Man? (1993)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »
Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $11.30M