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Split-Second-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Split Second’

Split Second (1992) The Sell: Imagine the epitome of a sci-fi, grimdark future city — you know, the sort of place where it’s always midnight and always raining oil. Now add Rutger Hauer in a trench coat and a deadly,

Arena-VHS-box-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Arena’

Arena (1989) The Sell: Imagine the perfect movie for a 12-year-old-boy and it probably looks like this. It combines all the glory of pro-wrestling and kick-boxing movies with the grandeur of space monsters. The Reality: It’s another Charles Band production,

ROTOR-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘R.O.T.O.R.’

R.O.T.O.R. (1988) The Sell: Incredible box art unloads an apocalyptic vision of gun-slinging cyborg shenanigans in a Hellish, war-torn wasteland. Plus, the similarities to the “Mad Max” poster are far from subtle. The Reality: As you might expect, this hybrid

slavegirls-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity’

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) The Sell: This box promises silver-headed androids, horned monsters, a castle and bikini women with laser weapons – so it was everything I desired in middle school. But there was also an air of

eliminators-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘The Eliminators’

The Eliminators (1986) The Sell: Holy crap, this movie promised exactly the sort of stuff I doodled on the back of all my homework. To be honest, it’s still the sort of stuff I doodle A tank/human centaur with a

enemymine-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Enemy Mine’

Enemy Mine (1985) The Sell: A scraggly human and a reptilian alien hold an intense staring contest set against the cold background of deep space. It’s simple but evocative, so it always stood out to me on the VHS racks.

futurekill-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Future Kill’

Future Kill (1985) The Sell: Surrealist H.R. Giger contributed art and design to a number of motion pictures, ranging from sci-fi masterpieces to utter cheese fests. But 1985’s “Future Kill” is the only film to benefit from Giger poster art.

defcon4-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Def-Con 4′

Def-Con 4 (1985) The Sell: A vessel crash lands on a caustic, inhospitable alien world (Is that sand or swamp? My interpretation has varied over the years) and we’re left to guess what might have killed its doomed crew member

warrirosofthewind-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Warriors of the Wind’

Warriors of the Wind (1984) The Sell: How about a movie involving a Pegasus, a robot man, light sabers, gliders and machine guns. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget an enormous Hell monster intent on swallowing us all whole. The

saturn3-f 10 Sci-Fi VHS Boxes that Blew My Mind: ‘Saturn 3′

Saturn 3 (1980) The Sell: Even as a kid I knew that was a crappy robot. After all, I’d already fallen in love with the imposing symmetry of Maximilian from “The Black Hole.” This ugly thing from “Saturn 3,” on

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