Since some of Stockard Channing’s movies are rather difficult to find, I decided that I would copy the elusive ones from VHS to DVD, so that others may enjoy them as well. This way, all of the Stockette’s from the Stockard Channing Face Book Group can all discuss the movies.
Many of us have not seen every single movie that Stockard has starred in, but I, of course have 99% of them. Here I will list the movies that I have and if anyone is interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your own email address, and list the movies that you want. I will copy the movies and send an invoice through paypal, from LaughingStock productions (lol). Of course, I have not gotten all of the movies copied as if yet, but I have a handful of them, and the ones that I do have are pretty good. So, here is a list of all that I have to sell if anyone would like them.
I also have a few extra items that may be of interest to anyone else, which I will also list. If anyone has any questions, I will be happy to answer them. Among the Stockard Channing movies I have available are:
Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story
This is a biographical made for TV movie that was recorded in 1979. Stockard Channing plays Kitty O’neil, a real woman who, depite being deaf, overcomes every obstacle in her life to be not just good, but better than others at all that she does. She brokes many records in her life, found love and fought the world and all of the evil within the world to excel at everything that she did.
Kitty O’Neil was an advocate for the deaf, and thanks to her mother, she lived a normal life. She was taught to speak normally and read lips, and never learned sign language because her mother wanted her to have as normal a life as possible.
Stockard’s performance in this movie is ineffible. No words can describe to do it any justice at all.
An Unexpected Family & An Unexpected Life
Two Made for TV movies, this is about a single woman who works in a prestigious New York City museum, who is asked by her sister to babysit her children (her niece and nephew). Her sister ends up running off and abandoning the inept Barbara Whitney with children that she does not know how to handle.
Of course, Whitney grows fonder of the kids as time goes on, and becomes more motherly than she ever thought she was capable of doing. Just as Barbara decides that the children are a much larger part of her life than ever, her wacky sister comes back to claim them. A court case ensues and the fate of the children is decided.In the second movie Barbara falls in love and becomes pregnant (The only pregnant Stockard that we have ever seen), and ended up with an entire family that was never planned. This movie is how Whitney adapts to things that she never wanted, but ended up with anyway.
Fun with a monkey, a hunky race-car driver, and a terribly fascinating race in Africa, Journalist J.J. Dalton finds herself in the middle of some very strange situations. This movie is witty, clever, and interesting as all of the drivers in the race try to outwit one another, it is a race to the finish line for the cash prize. Along the way, Dalton takes many a picture, loses many a camera and gains a sweet little monkey, and of course…love. Now who doesn’t like a story with all of the above (especially when there is a one Stockard Channing involved in it, right?). It also includes a sexy little love scene as well as a few very romantic evenings for Dalton.
One of Stockard’s most elusive movies (very hard to find, especially for a decent price, I think I paid nearly $50.00 for this movie, but worth it).
In this move, Stockard Stars opposite Sam Waterston and is basically a theif. But, she’s very good at it. Vurrla Kowsky finds herself in a little pickle: she might wind up in jail if she doesn’t stop stealing cars just so she can buy her dream car. Vurrla (or whatever her name is in any given scene) is haunted by her past but is not yet ready to embrace reform. Everything works out in the end. She’s like Rizzo, but older and more bad-ass. Speaking of ass, in this one you get to see Stockard sans clothing (don’t get too excited, it’s just a microsecond long, so pay attention!).
One of Stockard Channing’s gem of a musical. The story of poor Joey who meets rich Vera Simpson who cajoles and seduces the lonely cougar so that he may gain from her a world in which he wishes to live. Whether you see it live or on a recorded DVD, this musical is absolutely fabulous. Stockard sings, dances, and pretty much steals the show. For those of you who have this DVD, you know what I am talking about. For those of you who have not seen it (the entire thing) it is one of the best performances that Stockard gives in her entire career.
One copy has Risch in it, the other Hoff. Risch is highly recommended, Hoff is not. He lacked chemistry with our favorite Lady.
Confessions Of an Ugly Step-sister
Confessions of an Ugly Step-sister is based upon the written novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire (who is the genius behind Wicked, which prompted the hit Musical that is a mainstay on Broadway. Stockard portrays Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer, a mother, laden with two daughters, one who is thought to be homely, and the other is not bright (though she is in her teens, she thinks like a child). Arriving in her original hometown in Holland, Margarethe attempts to reclaim her grandfather’s large state. When she arrives, however she finds that he has died and his home has been sold off. Poor, hungry and broken, the three women accused of witchcraft find solace in the local painters home as his household help. Eventually Margarethe sets her sights on the wealthy Van Den Meer household which consists of a handsome widower and his beautiful daughter Clara. She convinces Van Den Meer to marry her, for his wife is long dead (again, of course, slightly different than the book, as usual).
Like all of Maguires stories, this is based on a fairy-tail, but changed into a formate that is more realistic, as if it actually happened. He puts lives and characters into action in ways that we have never seen before. And Miss Channing looks grand while she is decked out in those beautiful gowns with (I must admit) a great deal of decollatage. The movie is very worth watching and brings Cinderella and her ‘ugly, mean step-sisters’ into a real family that is just misunderstood.
Other Movies that are available right now:
- Sunday’s at Tiffany’s (2010)
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
- The Prosecutors
- Tidy Endings
- A Time of Destiny
Table Settings (a professionally recorded play)
Not my Kid
Each movie is $10.00 (that includes shipping). If there are multiple movies shipped at once, there will be a discounted price. If there is a movie that you want but do not see, ask, I may be able to get it. Even regular DVD’s, see photo’s below;
The Top Shelf (in no Particular Order, honestly)
Seen in this photo:
Sparkle, A Girl Thing ( terriffic mini-series), Twilight, Anything Else, The Piano Man’s Daughter, To Wong Foo-Thanks for everything, love Julie Newmar, Smoke (in which the Channing wears an eyepatch with one hell of a Brooklyn accent!), Jack, Up Close & Personal, Sweet Revenge, Red Mercury, Other Voices, Married to It, 3 Needles (very disturbing and eye opening movie)., The Room Upstairs, Heartburn, The Truth about Jane, Must Love Dogs, The Big Bus, Staying Together David’s Mother, LeDivorce, Behind the Red Door (starring Keifer Sutherland and Keira Sedgewick).
The Second Shelf (and again, there is no favoritism here, just sitting on a shelf):
Seen in this photo:
The Stockard Channing Show, The Girl Most Likely to…, Six Degree’s of Seperation, Multiple Sarcasms, Practical Magic, The Hospital, The Business of Strangers, Isn’t she Great (she really is), Hitler: The rse of Evil, Grease (sigh), Perfect Witness, Where the Heart is, The First Wives Club (Cynthin-Swann dive and all), Edie & Pen (with that sexy love scene), Cheap Detective, Echoes in the Darkness, The baby Dance, Meet the Applegates, & The Men’s Club.
This third Shelf is far less cerimonious, because the bulk of the shelf is filled with my collection of the West Wing Series,( Which I love, love, LOVE, because it contains one of the best female television characters ever written: Abigail Bartlet).
Silent Victoty: The Kitty O’neil story (which is literally my favorite Stockard Channing movie), The Matthew Shepard Story (times 2), Micheal the Vistor ( a claymation Chrstmas Story), and finally, The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh. Again, none of these are in any particular order.
The fourth and final shelf of my amazing collection contain some of the rare and hard to find movies.
Here are the contest of the final shelf:
Safari 3000, Sunday’s at Tiffany’s, Without a Trace, Tidy Endings, A time of Destiny, Lily Dale, An Unexpected Family, an Unexpected life, Lucan, Table Settings (A professional recorded play), Not My Kid, and finally one of the best jewels in my box: The Fortune.