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Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray Special Criterion Collection Edition

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In 1970, 20th Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing King of the Nudies Russ Meyer (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) brought to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood in hell-bent sixties style under the spell of a flamboyant producer whose decadent bashes showcase Meyer’s trademark libidinal exuberance. Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of the movies great outsider artists.

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2003 featuring screenwriter Roger Ebert
  • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring actors Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar, and Erica Gavin
  • New interview with filmmaker John Waters
  • Archival interviews with writer, director, and producer Russ Meyer
  • Q&A about the film from 1992 featuring Meyer, Ebert, La Zar, Read, and actors David Gurian, Charles Napier, Michael Blodgett, and Edy Williams
  • Above, Beneath, and Beyond the Valley; Look On Up at the Bottom; The Best of Beyond; Sex, Drugs, Music and Murder; and Casey & Roxanne, five documentaries from 2006 about the making of the film, featuring the cast and crew
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Screen Tests
  • Excerpts from a 1970 account in the UCLA Daily Bruin of a visit to the film's set
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Glenn Kenny


  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Runtime: 109
  • Language: English
  • Region: A

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Blu-raySKU: 170827-67265-1
UPC: 715515186612
Weight: 0.12 lbs
Condition: New