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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - The Arrow Video Story

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Order your copy here: http://bit.ly/1QcNgwQ 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. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: - 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 various cast members - Sinister Image: Russ Meyer, David De Valle’s 1987 interview with the director and his former model Yvette Vickers - 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 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, Anne Billson’s 1991 interview with Russ Meyer, and a personal reminiscence by David De Valle