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June 15, 2006 6:25 PM   Subscribe

"This is my happening, and it freaks me out!" A sequel far removed from its namesake, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, the 1970 sex-drugs-rock-violence classic by Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert, gets a special-edition DVD release this week. Also, at retroCRUSH, a trio of interviews with Casey, Roxanne and the ultra-eccentric Z-Man.
posted by LinusMines (14 comments total)

YouTube sampler (also NSFW)
posted by LinusMines at 6:25 PM on June 15, 2006

One of my favorite all time films. Was lucky enough to see it in the theatre (in cinema scope? or am I confused) about 10 years ago.
posted by cell divide at 6:29 PM on June 15, 2006

"'Ere this night does wake, you will drink the black sperm of MY VENGEANCE!"
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:50 PM on June 15, 2006

Given their age - they must be in their 50s and 60s by now - they look creepily plastic. Age ought to wither them *slightly*, you know?
posted by badlydubbedboy at 6:59 PM on June 15, 2006

Ahhh... Russ Meyer. The King. :)
posted by hincandenza at 7:18 PM on June 15, 2006

I've always found this a very movie .. not sure if that's what they were going for, but ...
posted by Relay at 7:20 PM on June 15, 2006


"I owe it all to DNA and plastic surgery."

I dunno, Lazar sorta looks like hell to me.
posted by Pinwheel at 7:20 PM on June 15, 2006

Ebert HATES irony these days. Which, I guess, is itself kind of ironic.
posted by DoorFrame at 7:24 PM on June 15, 2006

I dunno... must be a matter of taste. I personally found this movie so incredibly bad that it made me realize what a total hack Roger Ebert is, and never take his reviews seriously again.

You could tell he thought that somehow, under all the crap, he was making art.
posted by MythMaker at 8:42 PM on June 15, 2006

aha! that's where that sample on The Horrifying World of the Fall is from....always wondered what that was about.
posted by destro at 9:25 PM on June 15, 2006

After seeing the movie, I never thought of the Bentley the same way again.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:57 PM on June 15, 2006

There were lots of nice boobies in that movie. And the Strawberry Alarm Clock.
posted by jonmc at 7:48 AM on June 16, 2006

Ebert HATES irony these days.

It may seem humorless out of context, but it's hard to argue that he's not right. As far as I've ever been able to see, risk avoidance is the single biggest motivator for ironism.

All that said, when I'm blue there's not much I find more uplifting than surfing Ebert's reviews of bad movies. And for a guy who hates him some ironism, he sure does love a lot of crappy flicks.
posted by lodurr at 8:52 AM on June 16, 2006

Lovely movie - i'm a fan of the bit where the guy falls and they tastefully overdub the stuka divebomber effects on top.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:20 PM on June 16, 2006

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