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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls [1970] [DVD]
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls [1970] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dolly Read
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Price: 4.21

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An underated Gem, 26 Jan 2007
Russ Meyer attempts mainstream but his hearts not really in it and thank God for it. Like all glitzy oddities, this film has become a kitsch classic which is a shame because its much better than that. Like all Russ Meyer, it doesnt really fit in anywhere and probably doesnt stand up to much scrutiny, so why bother? Just enjoy the fact that he was commissioned to produce a film by a major studio and came up with this. Wonderful songs, beautiful women ( many of whom never appeared in anything else), glorious overacting, bizarre twists and iconic dialogue. 'Its my happening and I'm freaking out!' indeed. Very enjoyable.
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Carry On Behind [DVD] [1975]
Carry On Behind [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Elke Sommer
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Price: 3.46

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of The Rest, 30 April 2006
This review is from: Carry On Behind [DVD] [1975] (DVD)
The standard of the Carry On movies dropped considerably when Talbot Rothwell called it a day with the scriptwriting duties. The mantle was passed onto Dave Freeman who was always more 'Confessions' than 'Carry On',a fact reflected in the paucity of the last four Carry On offerings. This is the best of those four though it must be said that 'England, Emmanuelle and Columbus' were dire. Sex comedies, albeit with very little sex. Though this film is very much a poor mans Carry On Camping, it conveys an aura of innocence long since lost in this era of sophisticated posturing comedy, and lets all be grateful for that. The Carry On regulars all go through the motions, the new additions prove they are no match for the old familiars and in Windsor Davies & Jack Douglas we have the most unconvincing studs since Stan and Jack in 'On The Buses'. But that, of course, is its charm and together with a great comic performance from Elke Sommer, makes this entertaining viewing for those of us who sometimes yearn for the innocence of a time long since past.

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