Beyond the Valley of the Dolls/DVD/Special 2 Disc Edition Review
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Picture: Presented in (2:35:1) Anamorphic Widescreen. Crisp and colorful, a beautiful looking transfer of the film
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) & 2.0 (English/French). Sound comes through clear featuring a great rock soundtrack. Crank this one up!
DISC ONE: Audio Commentary #1 with Screenwriter Roger Ebert: A very informative and fun commentary by Roger who gives a history behind the film and what it was like to work with Russ Meyer. Lots of great stories about Roger's debut as a Hollywood screenwriter. Audio Commentary #2 with stars Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar and Erica Gavin
DISC TWO: Introduction by Z-Man himself: John Lazar!. Above, Beneath and Beyond The Valley: The Making of a Musical-Horror-Sex-Comedy The cast, crew, critics and fans take a loving look back at the film. Look On Up From The Bottom: The Music of Dolls: Interviews with composer Stu Phillips, Paul Marshall (of The Strawberry Alarm Clock) & Lynn Carey (the real lead voice of The Carrie Nations). The Best of Beyond featurette. Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder: Signs of The Times Baby!. Casey & Roxanne - The Love Scene: More extended footage of the erotic love scene between Roxanne (Erica Gavin) and Casey (Cynthia Myers). Screen Tests & 6 Photo Galleries. Collectible Liner Booklet. Collectible Beyond The Valley of The Dolls Mini Lobby Cards (Color).
THE FINAL WORD: An amazing work of pop culture cinema deserves a great DVD presentation and thanks to 20th Century Fox it got one! A must own 2 DVD set for cult classic and exploitation film fans!
Peter Roberts is the co-founder/editor-in-chief of the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb) and contributor to the GCDb's sister site Furious Cinema. A Massachusetts native, he is an avid film fan that has been immersed in the world of entertainment and pop culture his entire life. He holds an AS with Highest Honors in Communications and Interactive Media Design.