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'STAR' POWER

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Where can you find an affordable video that doesn’t star singing and dancing cartoon characters? Look to the stars, where the starship Enterprise continues its endless moneymaking mission. Paramount’s videocassette of the sixth-and latest-Star Trek feature, The Undiscovered Country, has been available as a rental for nearly a year now. Nevertheless, just one week after Paramount reduced the price of Star Trek VI to $14.95, the tape leaps onto the sales chart at No. 5. That panting you hear is a horde of eager Paramount execs: The hyperpopular cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation has yet to do its first feature. Last Weeks On Week RENTALS Chart

1 10 A River Runs Through It 2 Brad Pitt (Columbia TriStar) 2 2 Passenger 57 7 Wesley Snipes (Warner) 3 1 The Distinguished Gentleman 4 Eddie Murphy (Hollywood) 4 3 The Mighty Ducks 6 Emilio Estevez (Disney) 5 4 Under Siege 9 Steven Seagal (Warner) 6 6 The Player 9 Tim Robbins (New Line) 7 8 Hero 7 Dustin Hoffman (Columbia TriStar) 8 7 Consenting Adults 8 Kevin Kline (Hollywood) 9 5 Sneakers 14 Robert Redford (MCA/Universal) 10 – Used People 1 Shirley MacLaine (FoxVideo)

Sales 1 2 Pinocchio 10 Animated (Disney, $24.99) 2 1 Sing-Along Songs: Friend Like Me 5 Animated (Disney, $12.99) 3 3 Playmate of the Year 1993 3 Erotica (Playboy, $19.95) 4 4 McLintock! 3 John Wayne (MPI, $19.98) 5 – Star Trek VI 1 William Shatner (Paramount, $14.95) 6 5 NBA Jam Session4 Sports (CBS/Fox, $14.98) 7 14 Beauty and the Beast 31 Animated (Disney, $24.99) 8 9 The Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert 6 Elton John (Hollywood, $19.99) 9 11 The Little Mermaid: Whale of a Tale 14 Animated (Disney, $12.99) 10 7 The Terminator 51 Arnold Schwarzenegger (Hemdale, $9.95)

Source: Video Business For the Week Ending May 23

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