Valley of the Dolls (Special Edition)
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- Commentary by actress Barbara Parkins and E!'s Ted Casablanca
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- "Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage" documentary
- "Jacqueline Susann and Valley of the Dolls" documentary
- Still galleries
- Trivia Overdose: A Pill-Popping Guide to Valley of the Dolls
- "You've Got Talent" Karaoke
- Star screen tests
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This two-disc special edition offers the following features...
Disc 1: Main Feature
2.35.1 anamorphic widescreen transfer
English Stereo & Mono
English & Spanish subtitles
Commentary by E! gossip columnist Ted Casablanca and Barbara Parkins.
Trivia Overdose: A Pill Popping Guide To The Valley Of The Dolls option that provides 'Pop Up Video' style trivia bits on screen as the movie plays out.
"Gotta Get off this Merry-Go-Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes" (don't miss this 49-minute documentary, found by hitting the "MORE" button on the first screen). Casablanca, Alonso Duralde and Michael Musto and Barbara Parkins are among those commenting on the film in this exhausting (and hilarious) tribute to the film.
Stills Galleries: There are six galleries, one each for Anne Welles, Neely O'Hara and Jennifer North as well as behind-the-scenes looks at the Costume Design, Production Snapshots and Sets & Locations.
Disc 2: Extra Feature:
The Divine Ms. Susann (15 mins.) is a look at Jacqueline Susann's life through interviews with people who knew and worked with her.
"The Dish On The Doll" (5 mins.), feautures noted gay film critic Alonso Duralde and Michael Musto among others and is great for obsessive fans. It points out early appearances by Nathan Lane (in the TV remake), Richard Dreyfuss, and Marvin Hamlisch playing piano in the background and various bloopers.Read more ›
Just one of a myriad of oh-so-quotable lines from the classic VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, based on Jacqueline Susann's steamy pulp-fiction bestseller of 1966. The acting is pure cheese, the script is a paler, watered-down imitation of Susann's text and the songs are God-awful. But there is something about this little gem that draws me in time after time. I could easily watch it once or twice a day and never get bored with it.
The story recounts three girls in New York: Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins - BEAR ISLAND), Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke - THE MIRACLE WORKER) and Jennifer North (Sharon Tate).
Anne has just arrived from small-town Lawrenceville, and landed a job as secretary in an entertainment law-firm. This leads Anne to the acquaintance of Neely, a young up-and-coming Broadway singer who's just been dumped from the new musical starring Helen Lawson (Susan Hayward - I WANT TO LIVE). The reason?...Neely would easily steal the show, and the only star of a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson...!
Anne also meets Jennifer, a sweet but by her own admission, talentless showgirl/model. Anne's boss Lyon Burke (Paul Burke) arranges for Neely to sing on a charity telethon, and she quickly lands her own revue at a prominent nightclub. Jennifer marries handsome crooner Tony Polar (Tony Scotti) against the wishes of his sister/manager Miriam (Lee Grant - VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED). Anne then gets discovered by a cosmetics firm and becomes the glamorous 'Gillian Girl'.
The story moves to Hollywood where both Neely and Tony are turned into movie stars. Success comes too fast and easily for Neely who disappears into a heady world of dolls and alcohol.Read more ›
I love, love, LOVE this movie. I was 7 when it came out, remember my mom playing the Dionne Warwick single over and over. I saw it for the first time when I was 11 on network television, and even taped the soundtrack from the television onto a tape so I could play it back whenever I wanted. That's what you did before VCRs if you were a movie crazy kid like me. Eventually I knew every single line of dialogue by heart.
Years later, watching it on the big screen at the Castro theater revival in San Francisco, I was surprised that I still remembered most of the lines. Also surprised that the movie had aged like a fine wine (or wine in a box maybe) into the quintessential trash classic of our time.
Yes, this movie is terrible ... terrible in the most fantastic way imaginable. When I was a kid, I thought I was the only one that appreciated the trashy greatness of this film. But I wasn't alone at all. People love this movie. It's everything that's great and terrible about Hollywood all rolled into one Technicolor trainwreck. Now it's coming out on DVD and all us crazy Doll-heads can watch Neely, Anne and Jennifer reach the top of Mt. Everest every night!
"Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!"
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|Judy Garland's version||
Yeah, I'd like to see Fox cut Judy's scenes into the movie as best as possible, even if it takes some CGI, and get rid of that broad Susan Hayward who ruins an otherwise perfect film. :)
Aug 2, 2011 by Doctor Mabuse | See all 2 posts
|Helen Lawson was cheated out of an OSCAR!||
Because Men run Showbiz and strong women with a hard core like Miss Lawson scare them. She didn't need pills like that drunken tramp who unbelievably won a Grammy Award when we all know her most captive audience were the residents of a Nuthouse.
She had the absolute best hairpiece in the... Read More
Jul 16, 2006 by Larkhall | See all 7 posts
|Has anyone planted their own tree?||
Whoops! There goes another rubber-tree plant. (I had high hopes.)
Mar 22, 2009 by Doctor Mabuse | See all 7 posts