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    Added on: 15/1/2016 12:44
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and The Seven Minutes Blu-ray and DVD

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 225 Mins
    Retail Price: £21.76
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    Content Type: Movie

    When Easy Rider rewrote the box-office rulebook in 1969, Hollywood scrambled to catch up - and 20th Century Fox noticed that one particular independent filmmaker was seeing impressive returns from tiny investments. So what would happen if he was given a decent budget and the run of a Hollywood studio and told to make the ultimate Russ Meyer film?

    Well, this is the result: an initially X-rated cult camp classic about an all-female rock band trying to parlay Midwestern success into a Hollywood contract with the aid of a hefty inheritance. But will they be able to maintain their trademark apple-pie wholesomeness under their new manager, the notorious Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell? Take a wild guess.

    Co-scripted by film critic Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a merciless satire of Hollywood and the music business, a no-holds-barred psychedelic thrill-ride that gleefully stirs sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, fashion, lesbianism, transvestism and Nazis into one of the most riotously unhinged mainstream films ever made. This special edition also includes the rarely-seen The Seven Minutes (1971), Russ Meyer's Hollywood swansong, an adaptation of Irving Wallace's polemical novel about the absurdities of American obscenity laws.

    Special Features:

    ◾Limited Edition collection of both of Russ Meyer s Hollywood films (3000 copies)
    ◾High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
    ◾Standard Definition DVD presentation of The Seven Minutes
    ◾Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for both films
    ◾Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
    ◾Two commentaries on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls by co-screenwriter Roger Ebert and actors Erica Gavin, John LaZar, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page and Dolly Read
    ◾Introduction to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls by John LaZar
    ◾Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley: The Making of a Musical-Horror-Sex-Comedy
    ◾Look On Up at the Bottom, with composer Stu Phillips and three members of the Carrie Nations discussing the film's music
    ◾The Best of Beyond, favourite moments selected by cast and crew members
    ◾Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder: Signs of the Time, Baby!, a look at the late 1960s culture that spawned Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
    ◾Casey & Roxanne: The Love Scene, discussed by participants Erica Gavin and Cynthia Myers
    ◾Screen tests for Michael Blodgett, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, Marcia McBroom
    ◾High Definition photo galleries
    ◾Multiple trailers
    ◾Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks
    ◾Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Kat Ellinger

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    Directed By:
    Russ Meyer

    Written By:

    Erica Gavin
    John LaZar
    Cynthia Myers
    Harrison Page
    Dolly Read

    Arrow Video

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