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Greaser's Palace

4.2 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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Product Description

In a film that must be seen to be believed, the story of Christ's sufferings is set in the Old West. A zoot-suited drifter (ALLAN ARBUS - DAMIEN OMEN 2, CISCO PIKE) performs miracles and attracts a large following. But what he really wants to do is sing and dance! He finally gets to play The Palace, a saloon run by the ruthless Seaweedhead Greaser, and he's a big hit. But he's got more miracles to do...like restoring life to Greaser's son, killed by his father, and contending with Greaser's envious daughter Cholera (LUANA ANDERS - THE KILLING KIND, THE LAST DETAIL).

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"So wildly original and massively effective... that it instantly exploded the boundaries of cinemtaic possibility... 'Greaser's Palace' didn't just raise the bar on what might be possible to achieve in film -- it threw the f**king bar away!" --Jonathan Demme

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Product Details

  • Actors: Alan Arbus, Herve Villechaize, Robert Downey Jr., Luana Anders
  • Directors: Robert Downey Sr.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Scorpion Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 22, 2010
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ZJ9572
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,541 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Greaser's Palace" on IMDb

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This movie is amazing. Amazing in the way it effects people. One in five will love it, the other four will hate it, all five will never stop talking about it. I saw this movie when it hit the theaters in NYC in 1970. I, as everybody else in the theater, was confused. For some reason we thought the movie was a fifties revival movie. No one was prepared to see a return of Jesus to the wild west. I bought a copy of this movie and view it at least once a year. It takes me a year to recover. After viewing it many times with others, the power of this movie never fails to exert itself on it's viewers. I have aquaintances who saw this move over twelve years ago. They still bring it up (or blame me for it) when they see me now. About four years ago I read the Bagavad Gita a number of times. One of the many insights I enjoyed was .... "what Greasers Palace was about." After viewing this movie numerous times since 1970, I finally got it. It is worth getting and viewing this movie and trying to figure out why it upsets people so much. Greasers Palace does something to dig into the psyche. When I watch Mick Jagger in the movie "Performance," I wonder how that movie could have become the leading cause of in-theater violence in U.S. movie history. Like "Greasers Palace," it makes you wonder.
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I had the extreme pleasure of seeing this film at A&O Films B-fest 2001. Wow! It's so hard to describe, but if you're into strange things this is a definite must see. It is guaranteed to mess with your head and keep you begging for more. When I tell people about this movie they just don't believe me. Yes, there really is a mariachi band playing every time that guy goes to the toilet!
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I have seen this film probably fifty plus times. Many of those times were at the midnight $1.00 showing at George Eliots's Film Forum in Atlanta, when it first came out and later, circa 1972-1975. My crowd is still quoting lines from this film 40 years later. What that says about us, I can't imagine. What it says about the movie is: see it!! The reviewer who pointed out about five viewers seeing it, one liking, four hating, all talking about it, that is very true.

RIP Bestoink Dooley!
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I love this movie. So artistic and so very very different. My husband watched it and just sat there with a blank face. My brother introduced this movie to me when they were selling them in little vhs shops. My eyes were glued to this movie. I couldn't stop watching it and watch it over and over. As I said, the best cult classic of all time. My 16 year old watched it for five minutes and couldn't understand any of it's concept and walked out of the room like most teenagers do but as he gets older, he will see "the light" and "come to his senses" !!! Thanks for offering it online because that is the only place i found it was on Amazon!! Thanks!! Susie W.
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You just can't help but want to watch more. I mean, this movie is soo weird you keep asking yourself "Is this for real, are they serious?!" My favorite quote in this movie was definitly by Alan Alda...or is it Arkin...anyway "What's going down here?" and you'll trully be asking yourself that as you watch this oddity.
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Greasers palace is a rare combination independent film and obscure western. Why this film has not been widely recognized is beyond me.
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(Sorry, I'm being a bad boy--the negative review below really got to me) I'm sorry but it seems any adventurous film out there gets at least one "pretentious hip drivel" review. It's almost always a mercifully short review too because, well, where do you go from there; how do you prove a movie is pretentious or drivel? Strange films always have this potential which is why I generally cut to: Was it fun, weird, interesting, amusing, whatever?

This is a fun film and it's full of surprises so it passes fine. Hey, I hated "Being John Malkovich" because there was little in the movie I hadn't seen before. It seemed like a compendium of the film maker's favorite oddball films. You want really oddball? Try "The Dark Backward" still awaiting DVD release.
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As someone else said, "Amazing in the way it effects people". My ex would not talk to me for 3 days whenever she saw me watching this on cable.

It is great to have the $10 version available, but I'm dissappointed by the sound quality. The lack of sync is annoying, and there are various "skips", notably in Cholera's opening song.

Still, if you like it but don't have $100 you should get this.

If you don't know if you like it, you should definitely do the rental.
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