Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

1970

Action / Comedy / Drama / Music

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 9779

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Synopsis


Uploaded By: LINUS
January 20, 2016 at 03:38 PM

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Cast

Pam Grier as Fourth Woman
Charles Napier as Baxter Wolfe
Lavelle Roby as Vanessa
Phyllis Davis as Susan Lake
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
783.15 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 2 / 6
1.64 GB
1920*800
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 5 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by EVOL666 10 / 10

The ULTIMATE Cult Film...

I first caught this film as a kid watching Cinemax about 15+ years ago, and BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS has had a strange hold on me ever since. I've seen it several times since that initial viewing, and still love it with each subsequent watch. I have to credit this as the first cult/exploit film that I remember ever having seen - and I've been a sleaze-junkie ever since. But what is there not to love in this Roger Ebert (writer)/Russ Meyer (director) collaboration? You've got a sexy girl band, a slutty porn-star, a freak-show gay/tranny socialite, a good bit of tits-n-ass, some lesbo action, decapitation, crazy 70's music...the list goes on and on...

The Kelly Affair are an up-and-coming three-piece girl-band who decide to make the trek out to L.A. to see if they can make it big in the music biz. They meet up with Shakespeare-quoting, uber-eccentric socialite, Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell, who takes an interest in the girl's and their band. Changing the band-name to The Carrie Nations, Z-Man takes over most of the booking/producing duties for the band at the irritation of lead-singer Kelly's boyfriend. Things begin to go downhill when the band gets wrapped up in the typical sex/drugs/rock-n-roll entrapments and fakery of the Hollywood music scene. This culminates in a frenzied and insane ending that has little to do with the rest of the film, but sure is a blast to watch...

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is a strangely relevant tale of the pitfalls of fame and fortune. It's completely silly, often sleazy, and 100% bizarre - but the film's "point" can't be missed nor denied. The performances in the film are all great in their own 70's low-budget Russ Meyer way - including the way Kelly's accent switches from British to American on the fly. There's really nothing about this film that I don't like. It's extremely entertaining, there's enough big titted women to keep you "occupied" (what else would you expect from a Meyer film???), and the storyline (as truly bizarre as it is at times) is quite strong and well written. If you consider yourself a cult/exploit fan and haven't seen this one, then you are TRULY missing out - and now there's no excuse as it has recently been released (finally!) on DVD. Honestly one of my favorite films and highly recommended...10/10

Reviewed by brefane 9 / 10

The Citizen Kane of camp.

Russ Meyer's most lavish production is still jaw dropping, and still beyond comparison. BTVOTD is the ultimate camp film that, unlike Valley of the Dolls, is knowingly campy, deliberately absurd, never comes down to earth, and achieves a non stop contact high. Beyond description, it must be seen to be believed. A rapid fire, mind-rending parody of virtually every genre and cliché squeezed into a 2 hour film which hasn't aged a bit and has seen its reputation grow since its initial release in 1970. The songs, dialog, direction, editing, music, and acting all provide endless amazement every time I see it. In the 30 plus years since its release nothing else comes close to the experience of this film. Even more than The Rocky Horror Picture Show, BEYOND is a true audience film with so many lines and scenes that viewers have memorized. BEYOND is and was ahead of its time, and remains essential viewing.

Reviewed by SergeantSaunders62 5 / 10

Good for a laugh and a look at some pretty girls

This movie was so thin with plot but it was entertaining nonetheless. Save for a few cool musical parts, cars and the girls, this film had some awful acting at times and was kind of an incoherent mess. It was cool to see Strawberry Alarm Clock performing, not just their big hit, but three songs in a party scene. Seeing the actual musicians and their gear is cool if you're into vintage instruments and classic rock. The Rolls Royce is cool, and they make sure you agree with that sentiment. The girls are adorable, if a bit subdued. My two favorites, (Erica Gavin and Cynthia Myers) were great together. I'm glad they shared many scenes together. Apart from these cool hilights, the film is flawed in many ways. So much so, that even the closing narrative that tries to put the pieces together (because they felt they had to do that,) still doesn't make sense. Worth watching if you just wanna hear some music, see the culture of the late 60's and early 70's and wanna see a few beautiful girls with no clothing. Any expectations beyond that are probably in vain.

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