02/29/1988 at 01:00 AM EST
One of the phenomena of the home-video era is that it offers a second life to movies that never made it to theatrical release, or had only a brief run. That can be a mixed blessing. Some films only make it to tape release because they feature a newly popular actor; some would have best been left in cinematic limbo. Picking and choosing is part of the fun though, as this mixed bag shows.