UPDATE: Kangaroo Jack star Jerry O’Connell has chimed in on Insta, writing: “Hold steady. Price seems fair. It is a Classic.”
Earlier this week a new Instagram page popped up and it quickly caught our attention. It’s called @mistavhs, we assume like “Mr. VHS,” and like a lot of Insta pages these days, seems to be a nostalgia-driven showcase of old VHS movies cases, the ones we all used to peruse and pick through in the long-gone video rental stores of our youth. In just a few days more than 30 old VHS sleeves have been posted, with many seemingly for sale with a caption of “DM me with an offer.”
That feels reasonable, and maybe someone would want to throw a few bucks at the page’s creator, John Gallagher, in order to score a long-lost copy of Turk 182, Killer Force, or Out Of Bounds. All the posted VHS tapes are up for some friendly negotiation on price, except one: 2003 crime comedy flick Kangaroo Jack.
Gallagher wants $190 for the 2003 crime comedy flick, which stars Jerry O’Connell and Anthony Anderson. Castle Rock Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ outback adventure racked up $88.9 million at the box office all those years ago.
Gallagher, however, is holding steady on his price. When reached via Instagram, he had little to say, but tells Vanyaland: “Kanga Jack so sweet when they format it to fit square screens… Whenever I fly anywhere I always watch kanga jack on the plane.”
When asked why the heavenly fuck he was charging nearly $200 for his old, beat-up tape, he replied: “there’s just [something] special about this copy… So far zero offers on kanga Jack or any of the others… ZERO… but i won’t quit.”
Hop on over to his page for more, and watch the Kangaroo Jack trailer after the jump.