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Valley of the Dolls (2-DVD) PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, Spanish
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional

Disc 1: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - Feature Presentation

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Alonso Duralde - Film Critic
      2. Cast

Disc 2: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - Supplemental Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "The Divine Ms. Susann"
    • Featurette:
      1. "Gotta Get off this Merry-Go-Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes"
      2. "Doll-A-Palooza: Addicts Forum A Go-Go"
      3. Archival Promotional Featurette
      4. Backstory: Valley of the Dolls
    • Bonus Footage:
      1. "'What's My Line'" Episode
      2. LACMA Event
    • Music Video:
      1. Musical Numbers from eBay
      2. KD Lang Re-mix
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Screen Tests (6)
      2. Archival "Making of"
    • Trailers:
      1. TV Spots (3)
      2. Theatrical Trailers (2)
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Games: "Translate French Porn Movies"
    • Karaoke - "Pill Pop-Up Karaoke: Follow the Bouncing Doll"
    • Pop-Ups - Trivia Track

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten35%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 37

Spilled58%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 5,587
Jacqueline Susann's 'exposé' of Hollywood gets the cliché-ridden treatment it deserves from Robson. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 5/10 -- It thinks it it is incredibly sophisticated and clever, when it is just the dumbest damn thing. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Dec 4, 2016
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
TIME Magazine
Mar 26, 2019
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
Caution Spoilers
Apr 4, 2019
It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 2/4 -- It tries to raise itself to the level of sophisticated pornography, but fails. And it is dirty, not because it has lots of sex in it, but because it firmly believes that sex is dirty. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
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
Scene Creek
Jul 19, 2018

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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'

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Production Notes:

  • 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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  • UPC: 024543246367
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