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Sextette [DVD]

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  • Actors: Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Dom Deluise, Tony Curtis, Ringo Star
  • Directors: Ken Hughes
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Mar. 2014
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HYHPGRY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,044 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on her Broadway stage hit, 87-year-old Mae West portrays Marlo Manners, a movie star who has just married her sixth husband! Marlo arrives at a hotel on her honeymoon with her latest husband (Timothy Dalton), a young British aristocrat. Both are desperate to consummate the marriage but five factors make this very difficult ex-husbands! Not to mention the media, her fans, a gymnastic team, diplomats, and even a secret agent or two, all eager to bed the legendary star. And if that was not troublesome enough, an audio-tape she s made of her salacious memoirs has mysteriously disappeared... The musical received a cold reception when it was originally released in 1978, with the New York Times declaring Granny should have her mouth washed out with soap, along with her teeth . Since then it has achieved cult status. The roll call of superstars only adds to the film s notoriety.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Hewitt on 27 April 2006
Format: DVD
This movie has to be seen to be believed. A review in Time magagazine called it "A movie that is so bad, so ferally awful that is an instant classic!!"

It is a campy kitsch-fest for diehard Mae West fans. Made in 1976/77, when Mae West was anywhere from 84 to 90 depending upon which estimate you believe - it represents a brave last stab at celluloid fame - or infamy (!!) - before a final stroke felled her on November 22nd 1980.

Starting her sixth honeymoon with Timothy Dalton as Sir Michael Barrington who serenades our blue marabou trimmed begowned heroine Marlo Manners with his version of the Captain and Tenille's hit Love Will Keep Us Together !!!

Mae/Marlo encounters all of her ex husbands played by a variety of actors from Ringo Starr to George Hamilton in a curiosity of a movie that is worth seeing despite itself!

It has to be said that this British DVD of the movie presents the Mae West fan with the best version available of this quirky movie the colour and sound are excellent, although the are no extras of course!

If you love Mae West buy it and enjoy!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Jackson on 5 Aug. 2012
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Ropey acting but Ms West was 87 when she made this, her final film.Voted one of the worst films ever made, I love it for its clunkiness and for being just what it is a film that's so bad it's good. Just like many of the early talkies and early pulp fiction noir films. It's an acquired taste and a taste I'm pleased to have acquired.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
Mae West was the ultimate sex symbol in the 1930s and 1940s. She retired from movies in 1943, and only returned in the 1970s. Unfortunately, she seems to have thought that she could simply pick up where she left off.

And I'm going to try not to be ageist, but her final film, "Sextette," made me squirm -- it's kind of embarrassing watching the octogenarian West awkwardly creaking out double-entendres at men fifty years younger than herself. But the rest of the story is a mess as well, involving an audio tape, the UN, and secret agents.

Movie star/sex symbol Marlo Manners (West) is marrying her sixth husband, British lord Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton). Their honeymoon is to be spent at a posh hotel, which also happens to be where all the world's leaders are congregating for some kind of conference.

And while Sir Michael embarrasses himself for the press, Marlo is approached by a gaggle of her ex-husbands (including a presumed-dead mobster), all of whom are still desperately in love with her. And her evil manager (Dom Deluise) has convinced her to destroy the audio tape of her memoirs... except he keeps fudging it.

If you've ever read a bad self-insert fanfic, you pretty much know the feeling that "Sextette" inspires... except it also makes you sad to see a great star looking like an awkward, lecherous mummy. It's all about how Marlo is the sexiest creature alive, and everybody with a Y chromosome -- including men SIXTY YEARS YOUNGER -- desperately wants to have sex with her.

Most of the story is devoted just to that. Marlo sashays awkwardly around the hotel, creaking out dialogue mostly made up of double entendres ("Do you get a lot of proposals from your male fans?
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All fans of Timothy Dalton should obtain this DVD
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By paul b on 5 July 2015
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