Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

DVD - 2016
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"In 1970, Twentieth Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing 'King of the Nudies' Russ Meyer had been bringing to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood, in hell-bent sixties style, under the spell of a flamboyant producer--whose decadent bashes showcase Meyer's trademark libidinal exuberance. Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of the movies' great outsider artists"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
ISBN: 9781681432106
Branch Call Number: DVD BEYO VAL OF
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jan 17, 2017

I remember watching this when I was fifthteen and liked it. But watching it at 30 it was not great. The only good part is the last 10 minutes. Also barely any nudity :(

Nov 29, 2016

Russ Meyer's bonkers film about Hollywood and the music scene in the late 60's- co-written by Roger Ebert. It has to be seen to be believed- hilarious stuff.

Jan 19, 2016

High on the list of camp classics. And 'camp' most times translates into the word 'bad'. To paraphrase a comment from Roger Ebert (who wrote the screenplay) in the bonus features, this was not an exact snapshot of the late '60s counterculture, this was his and Russ Meyer's interpretation of it. Playboy centerfolds with big hairdos, bigger bosoms, and BAD dialogue... Truly a bizarre experience, and painful at times, (not the Playboy bunnies -- I am a hetero male), but I am glad I stuck it out just once so I don't wonder what I might've missed.

Jan 17, 2015

What was I thinking???

kevfarley Dec 22, 2014

This is is awful ! ...when I got this NYPL disc home and put this movie in the DVD player...and the screen says: "NOT FORMATTED FOR THIS REGION" !!?? (Even though it clearly states "Region #1", ie. North America, on the DVD jacket !)
I have watched a thousand other New York Public Library DVDs on my Panasonic Region 1 DVD Player,.. but this one makes it more than TWENTY SEVEN (!) that have come up as "Not Formated for this Region..." etc. !

I really wanted to see this DVD.
And I had to wait for it.
WHY is the New York Public Library still buying DVD's that are "NOT FORMATTED.." to be viewed in this region ?
(Are they 'pirated' editions !!?)

Has this ever happened to anyone else out there ??

lucybabycat Nov 06, 2014

one of the WORST movies ever made in history. The writing and acting was so bad it makes "Reality" TV look good. Also, it was so bad they had to make a disclaimer against the campy Valley of the Dolls (made it Oscar worthy compare to this).

Dec 11, 2012

A pretty wretched movie, but interesting as a send-up of the times, also a record of what was considered risqué in 1970. Only really interesting thing is that the screenplay is by Roger Ebert. And if you like Russ Meyers's movies, there's that.


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