Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

1970

Action / Comedy / Drama / Music

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 68%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 8746

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Cast

Pam Grier as Fourth Woman
Charles Napier as Baxter Wolfe
Lavelle Roby as Vanessa
Phyllis Davis as Susan Lake
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783.15 MB
1280*534
English
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1hr 49 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 7 / 13

Movie Reviews

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.

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 6 / 10

Ebert's magnum opus?

This film is very notable in that it was written in part by Roger Ebert. Yes, THAT Roger Ebert. It should be noted that this film was something he worked on rather early in his career and I think looking back, he doesn't think too highly of it. It does make me wish Ebert had worked on more movies himself, because it would simply be great to watch a movie made by the most famous movie critic. Anyway, this movie itself is just okay. I admit that the plot just seems to wander around for awhile.

There's lots of seemingly random scenes of people dancing and singing. This movie is still very '70s and it's starting to make me realize cult films become reflective of the times. There are even some interesting points raised about sexuality. I do kind of find myself rooting for the characters. It's just that it's too wacky to follow that well and not good enough to recommend, but Ebert tried. Now let's see a movie Leonard Maltin worked on! **1/2

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