Valley of the Dolls (2-DVD)
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Format: DVD (2 Discs)
item number: HCW8
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 13, 2006
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- 2-Disc Set
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English, Spanish
- Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
Disc 1: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - Feature Presentation
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary:
- Alonso Duralde - Film Critic
Disc 2: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - Supplemental Material
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "The Divine Ms. Susann"
- "Gotta Get off this Merry-Go-Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes"
- "Doll-A-Palooza: Addicts Forum A Go-Go"
- Archival Promotional Featurette
- Backstory: Valley of the Dolls
- "'What's My Line'" Episode
- LACMA Event
- Musical Numbers from eBay
- KD Lang Re-mix
- Screen Tests (6)
- Archival "Making of"
- TV Spots (3)
- Theatrical Trailers (2)
- Interactive Games: "Translate French Porn Movies"
- Karaoke - "Pill Pop-Up Karaoke: Follow the Bouncing Doll"
- Pop-Ups - Trivia Track
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Sharon Tate, Barbara Parkins & Patty Duke|
|Performer:||Martin Milner, Susan Hayward, Charles Drake, Alexander Davion, Lee Grant, Naomi Stevens & Robert H. Harris|
|Directed by||Mark Robson|
|Edited by||Dorothy Spencer|
|Screenplay by||Helen Deutsch & Dorothy Kingsley|
|Composition by||John Williams|
|Art Direction by||Richard Day & Jack Martin Smith|
|Produced by||Mark Robson & David Weisbart|
|Director of Photography:||William H. Daniels|
The cliche of show business as a dream world may have been wide-eyed and saccharine. But Novelist Susann's view of Hollywood as nightmare Valley merely adds up to the old naivete in reverse. Full Review
Too dull even to function as camp. Full Review
...It's hard to think of a better definition of camp than 20th Century Fox's candy-colored adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's smash trash novel...
Jacqueline Susann's 'exposé' of Hollywood gets the cliché-ridden treatment it deserves from Robson. Full Review
In its melodrama, Valley of the Dolls may be reduced to trashiness, but we'd be denying its skill and sensitivity, and perhaps the value of trash. It's not so bad it's good; it's just good in a different way. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- I knew the clothes would be terrific when I spotted "Handbags by..." in the opening credits. And it's the outfits (along with the unintentionally fevered atmosphere) which stretches this film up to two stars. Full Review
Rating: 1.5/4 -- The newfound envelope-pushing in cinema, tested so brilliantly in 1967 by Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, is botched here. Full Review
An inarguable high watermark of modish Hollywood camp, rent from the deliciously pulpy eponymous novel by Jacqueline Susann. Three ambitious young women from different walks of life suffer through the show business meat grinder: an aspiring Broadway diva battles with addiction, a reluctant bombshell makes "art" movies to eke out a living for her ailing husband, and a sensible small-town girl turns modeling sensation. Sudsy, irresistible, and loaded with scenery-chewing, particularly in the memorable scene where a hysterical Duke cries to her pills, "My dolls! My beautiful dolls!" Academy Award Nominations: Best (Adapted) Score.
Film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's melodramatic, bestselling potboiler. The story tracks the lives of three women -- naive New Englander Anne Welles, aspiring singer Neely O'Hara, and buxom beauty Jennifer North -- as they attempt to achieve fame and fortune in Hollywood. But as each starlet either rises to the top or falls to the bottom, she discovers that Hollywood is full of pitfalls and heartbreak. Instead of the happiness they seek, the trio finds only alcoholism, wild sexcapades, tantrums, porno roles, suicide, marital woes, wigs in the toilet, and a dependence on "dolls" -- slang for pills. Which of these ingenues will survive her "trip" through Hollywood'
- Richard Dreyfuss made his film debut with a bit part in "Valley of the Dolls."
- Judy Garland was originally cast in the role of Helen Lawson, but was replaced by Susan Hayward.
- Remade as a TV miniseries in 1981, starring Lisa Hartman-Black.
- A Red Lion production.
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