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Sextette (2011)

Timothy Dalton , Mae West , Ken Hughes  |  PG |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Timothy Dalton, Mae West, Ringo Starr, Dom Deluise, Tony Curtis
  • Directors: Ken Hughes
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Scorpion Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 19, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004J4RQY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,160 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It's a musical comedy like no other when Mae West and Timothy Dalton wed, but put their honeymoon on hold while West saves the world! This outrageous comedy-musical features an all star cast that includes Dom DeLuise as Mae's personal manager, Ringo Starr as her fourth husband, George Hamilton as her fifth husband, Keith Moon as Mae's coiffure, Tony Curtis as her Russian ex-lover, Alice Cooper as a singing waiter, Walter Pidgeon as a Congressman, and Regis Philbin as what else? Himself!

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood History & Glitz! October 20, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I own 'Sextette', LOVE IT, and highly recommend it to all,..all that is who have a sense of humor! Miss West made this, her last film, "For the Fans" & she does not fail to deliver. 'Sextette' gets a bad rap from some critics, but then they are not the fans for whom Mae left us this last gem! Buy it, watch it, & be your own critic...you will enjoy it! Mae looks great, certainly not 85!! She is breathtakingly beautiful in the bedroom scene in her powder-blue gown! Thank goodness she did one last Technicolor movie for us fans!! My favorite line is at the end of the gown fitting session, where she purrs, "I'm that gal that works at Paramount all day..,and Fox all night!" There will never be anyone like Miss Mae West again, & Hollywood will never be able to pull off another movie like 'Sextette' again. Lots of great stars, cameos, (even pre-Millionaire Regis Philbin) music, & Mae West - true Hollywood History! Enjoy!!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
Mae was very ill when she made this. Her diabetes was very out-of-control and she was aging at an alarming rate. Even so, friends of mine who do not know her age guessed that she was in her 50's. They were quite suprised to find out she was over 85! She planned to do this movie right after Myra Brekenridge but got sidelined. She looked great the clips of Myra Breckenridge that were shown on the Biography channel. (I have never seen Myra Brekenridge - apparently Tom Selleck, Farrah Fawcett, and Raquel Welch will not allow it to be sold on the video market). She was very wealthy (owning many parcels of prime California real estate). Only when she realized that she didn't have much time left did she decide to do one last movie for her fans - she was beautiful in some scenes- especially the entry in the wedding gown, bedroom scenes, and the clothing try-outs for an 'upcoming Marlo Manners movie' ( she wanted to show her Diamond Lil characters one more time in Color for her fans). Mae within one year of this movie had begun having the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease. She recognized only old acquaintances, she had to have her lines read to her through an earpiece, just before reciting them, through out the filming. She was even left standing in a elevator for several hours - after the set was shut down (she had to walk down a hall, say a line and hit a button-- this scene took many retakes to get all the actions in the correct order, when it was finally done they rapped the set and left - finally someone remembered Mae and rescued her from the elevator.) My favorite scene is her meeting with George Raft in the elevator. A definite chemistry was still there. Its fitting that he was in her first and last movie. Read more ›
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strictly For Fans? Yes, and Lots of Fun! April 21, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This new edition of Sextette presents the film in Widescreen for the first time, with a new transfer from the original print. This corrects the fact that when the previous DVD release was pressed, an inferior print of the film was used, which meant that the VHS version was actually better than the DVD.

As a fan of the late, great Mae West I would like to take the time to correct some factual errors repeated on the Amazon page for the original DVD by some of the other reviewers, and add a few comments of my own. Miss West was 84 when she made this film in 1977; she died three years later on November 22, 1980, at the age of 87. She did in fact attend the Hollywood premiere, and received a Lifetime Achievement award from After Dark magazine the same year. The play Sextette was a minor comedy she starred in and wrote in 1961, not the 1920's. When she toured with the stage play she was 68. While it certainly is true that she was but a parody of herself by the time she made the film, many of her fans were grateful for the chance to see her perform one last time, as both her screen and television appearances were far too few in relation to her talent and comedic genius.

The cast included many big-league supporting actors and cameos. Timothy Dalton, George Raft, Rona Barrett, Dom De Louise, Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton, Walter Pidgeon and even Alice Cooper all had scenes with the star, resulting in a film that can only be classified as pure camp. It was a tribute to Miss West's reputation that so many of these stars were anxious to work with her.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I AM BAFFLED January 29, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Yes, baffled as to why so many people on the web have reviewed this film with such hostility and sadistic glee. It seems the biggest complaints against this movie is that #1)Mae West was in her eighties when she made it. Not one reviewer can honestly say that she looked more than in her late fifties in Sextette. Remember that she was in her forties at the height of her career, not a huge discrepancy. #2)Her waistline doesn't exist. Not only is that an exaggeration, but she was never slender to begin with, so her extra pounds should come as no surprise. #3) The script is bad. Well it's only bad if you're comparing it to Citizen Kane. This is supposed to be fun, vain silliness, and it is. Mae West and Dom Deluise are hilarious, and Timothy Dalton, Ringo Starr, and Tony Curtis really seem to be enjoying themselves and giving it their all. I loved all the cameos; the chemistry amongst the entire cast is magic, surprising when one considers that West reportedly disliked most of the choices. Yes, the duet was corny and ridiculous, but funny (even if the humor was unintentional). The only problem I can name with this film is the language in the kitchen scene, it will be insulting to certain ethnic people. Although it's really no more un-PC than the depiction of the giggling, submissive, broken-English-speaking Black maids in her earlier films. What I find disturbing is that reviewers have more of a problem with West's age than the off-color "humor" against foreigners in the kitchen scene.
Once I saw this film a second time, the script actually made a lot more sense and was more intricate than I first realized. Believe me, when I, a Mae West fan, ordered this tape I thought I was going to be seeing one of the most boring, stupid, wastes-of-times in Hollywood's 100 year history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's ok you get one last view of Mae West.
It's ok
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
HER LAST MOVIE AND LOOK GOOD ......SHE KEEP LIVING FOR MANY OF US ....THNAKS
Published 3 months ago by Rolando Carrion
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DVD release? Scorpion Entertainment
At the start of the DVD era, Rhino released "Sextette" in a cardboard snap-case but the quality was worse than the company's earlier VHS release and it featured no extras, a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vinnie Rattolle
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Awesome movie. I enjoyed watching it. Normally I don't like musical movies much. But this one was really good. Excellent.
Published 5 months ago by Emily Bell
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Mae West!
In Mae West's last film debut, you will see so many big names actors acting crazy, it has to make you smile. It is silly and brands the slapstick humor of days gone by. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Darlene
5.0 out of 5 stars too short
very good Mae West script movie. love Mae West. too short. needed a little more. stars & suddenly you into the movie & is gonne
Published 8 months ago by jose
5.0 out of 5 stars This is such a great musical
A must for any Mae West fan. This is my 3rd copy because the other 2 were "borrowed" and never returned. But that's okay as long as I can find it. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Professor125
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational!
Mae West, the eighty something year old, in this riotous spoof thrilled the fans in her last technicolor feature, with a star studded cast. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Geoffery Orr
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't rate the LEGENDARY MAE WEST high enough!
I own the VHS and the Rhino DVD of this movie, but the Scorpion edition here is superior. It is higher quality and a better transfer. Read more
Published 15 months ago by planet9
3.0 out of 5 stars Raves For Mae
Mae West as usual was her wittey self. Enjoyed every moment the lens was on her. Though some of the lines were corny, still enjoyed the film. I got what I payed for.
Published 16 months ago by Jayme Winston
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