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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls/BluRay

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Criterion Edition

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Criterion BluRay

Synopsis: In 1970, 20th Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing “King of the Nudies” Russ Meyer brought 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.

Special Features: High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray • Audio commentary from 2003 featuring screenwriter Roger Ebert • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring actors Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar, and Erica Gavin • New interview with filmmaker John Waters • Archival interviews with writer, director, and producer Russ Meyer • Q&A about the film from 1992 featuring Meyer, Ebert, La Zar, Read, and actors David Gurian, Charles Napier, Michael Blodgett, and Edy Williams • Above, Beneath, and Beyond the Valley; Look On Up at the Bottom; The Best of Beyond; Sex, Drugs, Music and Murder; and Casey & Roxanne, five documentaries from 2006 about the making of the film, featuring the cast and crew • Trailers and TV spots • PLUS: An essay by film critic Glenn Kenny


Arrow Edition (UK)

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