My VHS Collectionby kimpunkrock | created - 11 Jun 2012 | updated - 23 Jun 2012 | Public
I collect Classic, Cult and interesting films on VHS tape, I am very good at finding VHS tapes that are rare for 2 dollars or less. This list is a work in progress as I try to list and keep track of all the VHS tapes I own. I figured it might be a good way of preventing me from doubles of videos I all ready have! Plus it would be a great way for fans of my Turner Classic Movie's video spot light to see what films I own and recommend!
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1. Green Fire (1954)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama
In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.
Pretty decent jungle adventure movie starring grace Kelly, Stewart Granger and Paul Douglas about the search for Emeralds in South America, Columbia to be exact.
2. The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.
Incredibly heart warming and funny Bob Hope picture about real life stage star Eddie Foy. Highlights of this movie is James Cagney reprising his oscar winning role as George Cohan, Cagney did this film for free in honor of Eddie Foy who helped struggling young actors with a meal or two during the 1920's, including James Cagney himself.
3. Dracula (1931)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
Bela Lugosi's first starring role and well the rest is history!
4. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
Legendary Italian film starring Anthony Quinn and directed by the late, great Fredrico Fellini about Circus performers and a love triangle. Also starring Richard Basehart and Fellini's wife.
5. Jesse James (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
The Great Tyrone Power as the bandit Jesse James, Tyrone is one of my favorite leading men and will always be. Great historical western.
6. Cactus Flower (1969)
M | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.
Votes: 7,319 | Gross: $25.89M
Incredibly heartwarming and funny, this movie stands out by the performance of Ingrid Bergman in a role later in her career. Even as an older woman she shines through with amazing beauty. Many things about this movie are great, namely it was the oscar winning role for Goldie Hawn and also stars the great Walter Matthieu. One of my favorite comedies of the late 60's.
7. Hawaii (1966)
Approved | 189 min | Drama
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
Votes: 2,285 | Gross: $34.56M
Intense and historical drama based on the settling of Hawaii by the white man, heart breaking and eye opening, with an intense performance by Max Von Sydow.
8. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »
Great historical drama based on the true story of a chinese missionary, without any missionary experience who goes to early 1930's china to help a VERY small cut off mountain village of China. There her and an older missionary run a hostel for travellers and mule drivers called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Things get derailed when the Japanese invade China in the lead up to WWII. This movie stars Ingrid Bergman in the title role and is HIGHLY recommended.
9. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.
Doris Day musical set in the early 1930's. Its a decent film, entertaining but not one of my favorites of the great Doris Day!
10. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.
Disney early live action film based on the popular fairy tail of days gone past. A recent addition to my collection starring Sean Connery in an early role!
11. Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Video)
Unrated | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials.
Hosted by Steve Williams of the X-Files, this tape contains an interview with one of the little grey aliens captured after crash at Area 51 in the 1950's. I have watched this interview before on You tube and as someone who is sort of an ametur expert on UFO's and Aliens I can tell you this is NO FAKE! I have seen a Tall Grey alien in person once in 1999 and I can tell you that the alien in the video is real. But most people without my experience will think its not just a fake. To check it out search on you tube for the alien interview with Victor at area 51. Great documentary, should be seen by everyone. I know for a fact that our govt has been hiding the truth about aliens for a VERY LONG TIME! Amazing find on VHS tape, one I was extremely excited about!
The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988–2003)
The Truth Shall Set You Free
50 min | Documentary, History
The History Channel Documentary exposing the lies surronding the JFK assassination. Pointing out the fake evidence in the lone gunman theory that Oswald shot Kennedy. As someone who has studied this at great length I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that men inside the govt working for LBJ are the ones responsible for Kennedy's death. this is another recent VHS find, one that i am extremely excited to own for myself. This can also be found on You tube for free.
13. Hobson's Choice (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
Incredibly funny film out of the UK that is a bonafide classic. Starring Charles Laughton and John Mills, this film is seriously one of the best comedies to come out of the UK. I was seriously amazed at how great this film was, so great that the Criterion Collection has released it on DVD! Check it out if your are a fan of the classics, its a must see if you are a classic film fan like me!
14. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
Tear jerking love story between a Eurasian doctor and a american journalist is Hong Kong. Starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. This movie STILL holds up today and makes a great date movie or night out with the girls! Highly recommended. I have always been a huge William Holden fan and this is one of his good ones!
15. One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.
Remake of the 1940's film that starred Victor Mature, this one is in color, of course and the special effects are done by Ray Harryhausen, but that doesnt mean that this one is better than the first, I happen to like the 1940 version better, BUT this one is still highly entertaining and still holds up today. Any movie with work by the legend Ray Harryhausen is going to be entertaining and worth the time of viewing. The story is about a man and woman from different tribes during the dinosaur age that fall in love and all the problems that arise from their union. Interesting to see what it might have been like back in those days. Try to see both versions if you get a chance.
16. The Great White Hope (1970)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Incredible historical drama based on the true story of boxer Jack Johnson. Featured an award winning performance by James Earl Jones. Incredible film, so good it leaves you speechless.
17. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Votes: 29,549 | Gross: $0.17M
French film about French soldiers in WWI captured by the Germans. This movie is hailed as one of the best classic films of all times and if you dont mind subtitles then you should check out this film. The story revolves around a group of French POW's who always escape and are sent to a castle in Bavaria to serve out the war that is suppose to be inescapable. Amazing film, highly recommended. The Great Escape of WWI is what I would call this film.
18. It Started in Naples (1960)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »
Clark Gable and Sophia Loren star in this Italian love story between the two main characters. I am a huge fan of both actors so I enjoyed this film. It still holds up today and would make a great date movie or night out with the girls! Happy to have this in my collection!
19. GoldenEye (1995)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.
Votes: 214,088 | Gross: $106.60M
First James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, as a huge fan of the James Bond series this one isnt one of the best but still entertaining. Stand outs include the title song sung by Tina Turner and the opening credits!
20. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
30 min | Comedy, War
A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.
British TV show set during WWII about a bunch of older recruits who are given the task of watching the homefront in a small town in England. I own a set of 6 videos featuring 3 episodes each.
21. Now, Voyager (1942)
Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.
One of Bette Davis's best movies and one of the best movies of 1942 period. Highly recommended and definitely stands the test of time, they truly dont make them like this anymore!
22. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste, recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,004 | Gross: $5.60M
I bought this movie because it stars Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, who at one time was a Bond girl during the Sean Connery period of the films. Havent yet watched this but it seems decent and entertaining.
23. Living in Oblivion (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Votes: 14,096 | Gross: $1.15M
Hilarious movie about independent film making starring Steve Buschemi. This is one of a set of great REAL independent films that came out in the 1990's before independent film was taken over by the big studios. Its a must see if you are a film maker or want to be a film maker or ever wanted to know what it was like to make a film.
24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Classic Sci-Fi film, this movie has to be seen to be appreciated. Entertaining and a must see classic for classic film fans and sci-fi fans alike!
25. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 75,141 | Gross: $72.00M
One of the best musicals ever made, I thought this would be corny and annoying before i ever watched it, but its far from that. An incredibly fun and entertaining movie, memorable and awesome!
26. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)
94 min | Action, Drama, History
During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.
Armand Assante comes across with an amazing performance of the Confederate officer who having lost his wife and family in the war takes the hand powered submarine called The Hunley to take on the Union on its final fated run. This movie is a true story from the Civil War and the hand powered sub The Hunley has been found off the coast of the Carolina's. This movie was made to bring about awareness of the story in order in part to raise money to restore and rescue it from its murky resting place. As a Civil War historian, I LOVED this movie and is one of my favorite video finds of 2012!
27. The Odyssey (1997– )
PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The warrior king Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return and, ... See full summary »
Another AMAZING performance in a TV movie by Armand Assante. He has proven himself to be one of the best actors of my lifetime and a very underrated one. This movie is a GREAT movie based on the classic story of They Odyssey. I loved this telling of this tale and is seriously entertaining, enlightening and historical. Something good for the kids to open their minds up to ancient history.
28. The Gumby Show (1956–1968)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Innovative "Claymation" adventures of Gumby and his horse Pokey.
One of my favorite shows growing up, I found two OLD videos of Gumby compilations! This show has yet to have a complete DVD release of all the original episodes in their original formats. its about time they stopped haggling over petty music rights and get these episodes out to the public!
29. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Entertaining musical with Leslie Caron, not my favorite but worth a second look.
30. Zapatista (1999)
Unrated | 56 min | Documentary
Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the... See full summary »
Interesting documentary featuring activists in the American liberty and freedom movement speaking about a group of people in Mexico who fought against their corrupt govt. Educational and inspirational if you happen to see this sometime, do so.
31. Music in My Heart (1940)
Approved | 70 min | Musical, Romance
Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra. Following various comic misunderstandings, ... See full summary »
I am a HUGE Rita Hayworth fan, this is one of her first starring vehicles. It features a leading man who doesnt really do it for me, but it has Rita in it so its worth the watch!
32. Cover Girl (1944)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.
One of the best Early Rita Hayworth films also starring Gene Kelly. This movie I really liked and being a huge fan of Rita's I have to say she was great in this, a complete Rita Hayworth classic, with great music and Rita! Thats all u need to know!
33. Separate Tables (1958)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."
Votes: 5,490 | Gross: $7.40M
HIGHLY RECOMMEND drama starring Rita Hayworth, Burt Lancaster and the GREAT David Niven who won an oscar for his role in this picture. Amazing ensemble picture based on a play that isnt well known today but should be. I actually won this off of ebay and it was worth every penny I spent on it! Seriously check this out, if not just for the cast but the serious dramatic subject matter, this film needs to be re-discovered. I love Rita in her later years almost more than I do in her early career.
34. Varan the Unbelievable (1962)
Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A prehistoric behemoth is unwittingly awaken from hibernation due to a U.S-Japanese military experiment on it's watery lair for economic means, where it proceeds in attacking Japan.
Not so good monster picture. Havent viewed in awhile will update my opinion on it after I watch it again.
35. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
Votes: 35,914 | Gross: $0.02M
Amazing film based on one of my favorite subjects. The Video I have is a special edition that comes with a book. Very happy about this find.
36. Let's Dance (1950)
Not Rated | 112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »
Fred Astaire and Betty Huton musical. Not so bad, not my favorite Fred Astaire movie, but good nonetheless. I happen to have a HUGE collection of his videos that I will be listing eventually.
37. The Dark Angel (1935)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance
The close relationship between a woman and her two male childhood friends is tested when she accepts a marriage proposal from one of them, while the burgeoning First World War threatens to change their lives forever.
Sort of pre-code WWI drama that is VERY VERY GOOD! This was a great find at a flea market that happens every sunday here in seattle! Apparently an elderly classic film collector died and his family sold all of his videos to the man who runs the flea market. I picked up a TON of hard to find, out of print and not on DVD videos all for a dollar or less. This was one of them. I very much liked this movie and WWI is one my favorite subjects in classic film.
38. Captain America (1944)
Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.
First appearance of the great Cap was in this 15 episode serial. Its not that great but important in the history of comic book movies, etc. Proud to own this two video set, captain America is my favorite comic book character.
39. The Invisible Monster (1950)
Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers.
Another movie serial, hard to find on video nowadays. Havent actually watched this one yet.
40. Never Say Die (1939)
82 min | Comedy
Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her ... See full summary »
Funny Bob Hope movie that is very much like that Carole Lombard movie Nothing Sacred, same sort of premise. I am a big fan of Bob Hope and all of his work, esp his movies with Martha Raye who also stars in this story about a man who was told he was going to die only to find out he wasnt.
41. Sounder (1972)
G | 105 min | Drama, Family
The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.
Extremely moving movie that is a MUST SEE, a complete classic about a black family trying to survive in early 1900's south. Highly recommended.
42. Texas (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 180 min | Adventure, History, Western
In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican ... See full summary »
TV mini-series based on the history of Texas. Havent watched this one yet but looking forward to it!
43. Lilac Time (1928)
80 min | Drama, Romance, War
All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »
Gary Cooper stars in this silent film centered around a love affair during WWI. This was one of the films picked up in the collection at the seattle sunday flea market. Seriously stoked on this title, hard to find.
44. One Night of Love (1934)
Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance
Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »
Pre-code movie starring one of my favorite actors, Lyle Talbot. this movie is pretty good, I just really like Lyle and I really like pre-codes. Recommended if you do too! This was also a part of the collection I picked up at the flea market. Out of print and hard to find.
45. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
G | 112 min | Family, Comedy
After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their ... See full summary »
Walt Disney live action film starring Don Knotts.
46. Hurricane Streets (1997)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,072 | Gross: $0.33M
This movie is actually called Hurricane Streets and is one of the best independent movies to come out of the 1990's back when independent films were still cutting edge. this movie is about a teen growing up in the Lower east side of NYC and all the trials he goes through to make a better life for himself. Highly recommended.
47. Evergreen (1934)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »
Very Good pre-code movie, popular at its time of its release. This is another one of the videos I picked up at the seattle flea market.
48. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
One of the best foreign films ever, starring Max Von Sydow, highly recommended!
49. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
Oscar winning movie starring Paul Muni! Based on a true story, highly recommended!
50. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History