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Beyond the valley of the dolls / Twentieth Century Fox ; a Russ Meyer production ; screenplay by Roger Ebert ; story by Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer ; produced and directed by Russ Meyer.

Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Publication:
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Series:
Criterion collection; 836.
Criterion collection ; 836
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages ; color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Women rock musicians -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Music trade -- United States -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Show business films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
digital optical monaural Dolby Digital
widescreen (2.35:1)
NTSC
video file DVD video region 1
Summary:
Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs, and sleaze. "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.
Contents:
disc 1. Feature film
disc 2. Special features.
Participant:
Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John La Zar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, Phyllis Davis, Henry Rowland, Harrison Page, Duncan Mc Leod, Jim Iglehart, Charles Napier, and the Strawberry Alarm Clock.
Credits:
Director of photography, Fred J. Koenekamp; editors, Dann Cahn, Dick Wormell; music, Stu Phillips; art directors, Jack Martin Smith, Arthur Lonergan.
Notes:
Title from title frame.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1970.
Special features: 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; episode from 1988 of The Incredibly Strange Film Show on director Russ Meyer; Q&A about the film for 1992 featuring Meyer, Ebert, La Zar, Read, and actors David Gurian, Charles Napier, Michael Blogett, and Edy Williams with host Michael Dare; 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 cast and crew; screen tests; trailers and teasers. Container booklet includes essays "My Happening" by film critic Glenn Kenny and "The Back Lot of Beyond" by Stan Berkowitz.
Contributor:
Meyer, Russ, 1922-2004, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Ebert, Roger, screenwriter.
Koenekamp, Fred J., 1922-2017, director of photography.
Phillips, Stu, composer (expression)
Cahn, Dann, editor of moving image work.
Wormell, Dick, editor of moving image work.
Smith, Jack Martin, art director.
Lonergan, Arthur, art director.
Read, Dolly, 1944- actor.
Myers, Cynthia, 1950-2011, actor.
McBroom, Marcia, 1947- actor.
La Zar, John, 1946- actor.
Blodgett, Michael, actor.
Gurian, David, 1947- actor.
Williams, Edy, 1941- actor.
Gavin, Erica, 1949- actor.
Davis, Phyllis, 1940-2013, actor.
Rowland, Henry, 1913-1984, actor.
Page, Harrison, actor.
McLeod Duncan, actor.
Iglehart, Jim, actor.
Napier, Charles, 1936-2011, actor.
Strawberry Alarm Clock (Musical group), perfomer.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN:
9781681432106
1681432102
OCLC:
956740155
Publisher Number:
715515186711
CC2683D The Criterion Collection
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