Above the Law (1988)

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Rating: 78


Title:
Above the Law
Theatrical Release Date: 1988
VHS Release Date: 1991
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Catalog Number: 11786
Running Time: 99 Minutes

Synopsis

Steven Seagal is a badass in this movie and he is definitely working in his prime here. Seagal portrays Nico, an Italian martial arts expert that had been recruited by the CIA to help aid special forces back in Vietnam. Fifteen years later, and Nico is now a Narcotics Detective in Chicago. He and his partner (Pam Grier) make a huge bust, uncovering a large amount of C-4 that’s connected to some CIA shenanigans.

Above the Law is an American action movie from director Andrew Davis. It stars Steven Seagal, alongside actors like Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo and Henry Silva. It was released theatrically on April 8th, 1988 to mild reviews.

I’m watching the 1991 release from Warner Home Video. It’s a great copy. A high quality cassette with a good looking side label. The picture and sound are great. Although, a bit blurred.

Steven Seagal is a badass in this movie and he is definitely working in his prime here. Seagal portrays Nico, an Italian martial arts expert that had been recruited by the CIA to help aid special forces back in Vietnam. Fifteen years later, and Nico is now a Narcotics Detective in Chicago. He and his partner (Pam Grier) make a huge bust, uncovering a large amount of C-4 that’s connected to some CIA shenanigans.

This is one of those action movies that just feels at home on VHS. The hiss, the not-so-perfect quality, and the content all lend themselves well to the medium. They just don’t make movies with this kind of violence anymore. I have to recommend this to anyone that wants to start a collection. It’s a great eighties movie that looks cool on the self.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980) - Henning Schellerup

Format: VHS

Release: 1990 StarMaker Entertainment, Inc.

Copyright: 1988 Magnum Entertainment, Inc.

ISBN: 1-56068-089-X

UPC: 092091920060

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Rating: NA

Catalog: 2006

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a dramatic thriller that was made-for-television, and had aired on the NBC network on October 31st, 1980. The film stars Jeff Goldblum in the lead role as Ichabod Crane. Also starring, Dick Butkus, Meg Foster, Paul Sand and James Griffith. The film was directed by Henning Schellerup. It is presented in Technicolor and recorded in QEP (Quality Extended Play). A shame that it doesn’t hold up. The picture is washed out and it feels very low-quality. The cassette has a running time of 98 minutes. It was released by StarMaker Entertainment Inc. in 1990, ten years after it had aired on television.