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: 2,346 | Gross: $8.72M
Early Tartan release.
4. Bathroom Intimacy (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)
89 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: 4,168 | 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. Character (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: 9,991 | Gross: $0.71M
11. Cup Final (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: 465 | Gross: $0.36M
14. City Unplugged (1993)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, 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. The End of St. Petersburg (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: 1,086 | 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: 3,078 | 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: 17,039 | 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: 1,193 | 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: 532 | 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: 891 | 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: 2,394 | 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. I Don't Kiss (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: 1,168 | 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: 762 | 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: 756 | Gross: $0.73M
40. Theory of Achievement (1991)
Not Rated | 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)
Not Rated | 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)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.
Votes: 776 | 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: 768 | Gross: $0.47M
On US R1.
47. My New Partner at the Races (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