Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Blu-ray Disc - 2016 | Blu-ray version.
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Three naive female rockers head to Hollywood to claim an inheritance and wind up with a kinky music promoter.
Audience: OFA rating: Restricted.
Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
Publisher: New York : Criterion Collection, 2016.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
ISBN: 9781681432090
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Beyon
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm + 1 booklet (32 pages ; 16 cm).
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 20, 2018

This 1999 fantasy/mystery film is about a group of researchers who are collecting the DNA from sharks until they begin to fight back and outnumber the researchers. They must now act quickly to prevent the sharks from moving out and attacking others. Starring Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, and more, this movie definitely delivers very dramatic fun revolving around sharks and science experiments. This movie somewhat reminded me of Sharknado, which isn’t exactly a good thing. The acting was often awkward and the storyline was just ridiculous. I would rate this film 2/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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TrevorBye
Jan 17, 2017

I remember watching this when I was fifthteen and liked it. But watching it at 30 it was not great. The only good part is the last 10 minutes. Also barely any nudity :(

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MontMoroc
Nov 29, 2016

Russ Meyer's bonkers film about Hollywood and the music scene in the late 60's- co-written by Roger Ebert. It has to be seen to be believed- hilarious stuff.

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Monolith
Jan 19, 2016

High on the list of camp classics. And 'camp' most times translates into the word 'bad'. To paraphrase a comment from Roger Ebert (who wrote the screenplay) in the bonus features, this was not an exact snapshot of the late '60s counterculture, this was his and Russ Meyer's interpretation of it. Playboy centerfolds with big hairdos, bigger bosoms, and BAD dialogue... Truly a bizarre experience, and painful at times, (not the Playboy bunnies -- I am a hetero male), but I am glad I stuck it out just once so I don't wonder what I might've missed.

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marx_bro
Jan 17, 2015

What was I thinking???

kevfarley Dec 22, 2014

This is is awful ! ...when I got this NYPL disc home and put this movie in the DVD player...and the screen says: "NOT FORMATTED FOR THIS REGION" !!?? (Even though it clearly states "Region #1", ie. North America, on the DVD jacket !)
I have watched a thousand other New York Public Library DVDs on my Panasonic Region 1 DVD Player,.. but this one makes it more than TWENTY SEVEN (!) that have come up as "Not Formated for this Region..." etc. !

I really wanted to see this DVD.
And I had to wait for it.
WHY is the New York Public Library still buying DVD's that are "NOT FORMATTED.." to be viewed in this region ?
(Are they 'pirated' editions !!?)

Has this ever happened to anyone else out there ??

lucybabycat Nov 06, 2014

one of the WORST movies ever made in history. The writing and acting was so bad it makes "Reality" TV look good. Also, it was so bad they had to make a disclaimer against the campy Valley of the Dolls (made it Oscar worthy compare to this).

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jonnybroom
Dec 11, 2012

A pretty wretched movie, but interesting as a send-up of the times, also a record of what was considered risqué in 1970. Only really interesting thing is that the screenplay is by Roger Ebert. And if you like Russ Meyers's movies, there's that.

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