The Hitchhiker Vol. 2 – 1984-85 Japanese VHS Tape
This is a Genuine Factory Original Japanese Import NTSC VHS tape and it will play in all U.S. VCRs.
Presented in ENGLISH LANGUAGE with Japanese subtitles.
AKA: Deadly Nightmares
DIRECTORS: Phillip Noyce, Richard Rothstein, Carl Schenkel, Mai Zetterling,
CAST: Page Fletcher, Harry Hamlin, Renée Soutendijk, Franco Nero, Tom Skerritt, Ornella Muti, Shannon Tweed, Deborah Lacey, Beah Richards, Gregg Henry, Pauline Little, Linda Smith, Cec Linder, Sonja Smits, John Novak, Walter Learning
LANGUAGE: English, Japanese subtitles
STUDIO: VAP Video / Lorimar Home Video / Tohokushinsha Home Video
RATING: Not Rated
RECORDING SPEED: SP Mode
ASPECT RATIO: Full Frame
RUNNING TIME: 109m 35s
NUMBER OF DISCS/TAPES: 1
FORMER RENTAL: Yes
Japanese VHS release of this 1980s HBO TV horror anthology show. These episodes are the completely unedited versions with gore and nudity, not the later edited syndicated shows. Each episode is introduced and concluded by a mysterious wanderer played by Page Fletcher (kinda corny, actually) known only as "The Hitchhiker," (similar to Rod Serling in The Twilight Zone) and explores the foibles of humanity and its dark spirit. The episodes included here are "The Curse" featuring Harry Hamlin... great sfx, "Videodate" featuring Shannon Tweed in all her glory, "True Believer" with Ornella Muti as a demon nun and Tom Skerritt as the hard-boiled detective, and lastly, "Murderous Feelings" a giallo-style episode starring Franco Nero and the stunning Renée Soutendijk. The original sleeve artwork is in good condition with some stickers and wear along with the usual sun fading to the spine. VHS tape has been previewed and plays great with minimal glitches. Black plastic oversize clamshell case has some wear on the right bottom corner.
As per most vintage Japanese film releases on vhs or dvd, this film may contain some small optical pixelation or fogging to obscure any lower full frontal nudity.