Sunday, November 13, 2005

Release this movie on DVD!

The other night I dreamed that the local library I go to had just gotten both Valley of the Dolls and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on DVD. Neither of those two movies are actually available on that format (at least in America). (At least that library has the former on VHS.)

If there is a movie that's screaming to be re-issued on DVD it's Valley of the Dolls, a wonderfully trashy camp classic. There are some DVD copies that have been released in Europe but they don't work on American DVD players. And it ought to re-issued with such goodies as the screen tests by Patty Duke and Sharon Tate, which were just as good and over-the-top as the proper movie; those tests were shown as part of a special the AMC did on the movie a few years back (when AMC actually showed good movies). And throw in some commentary by the survivng members of the cast! Patty Duke giving a damn-the-torpedos perfomance as Neely O'Hara is, conservately speaking, a hoot. So if Twentieth Century Fox is reading this, you know what to do...


Blogger PaxRomano said...

Oh man, I am so with you on this one! Did you ever go the Prince Theater when Chumley and Carlotta would do their movie night? One time they did VOTD and it was a freaking riot; those two making snarky comments during the film...

When ever I open a bottle of wine, my partner says, "They drummed you out of Hollywood so you come crawling back to Broadway, well Broadway does not go for BOOZE and DOPE!"

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