Beyond the Valley of the Dolls + The Seven Minutes [Blu-ray + DVD] [Limited Edition]

Release Date: 18th January 2016
Format: Blu-Ray + DVD
Starring: Dolly Read, Cynthia Meyers, Marcia McBroom, Erica Gavin
Directed by: Russ Meyer




When Easy Rider rewrote the box-office rulebook in 1969, Hollywood scrambled to catch up – and 20th Century Fox noticed that one particular independent filmmaker was seeing impressive returns from tiny investments. So what would happen if he was given a decent budget and the run of a Hollywood studio and told to make the ultimate Russ Meyer film?

Well, this is the result: an initially X-rated cult camp classic about an all-female rock band trying to parlay Midwestern success into a Hollywood contract with the aid of a hefty inheritance. But will they be able to maintain their trademark apple-pie wholesomeness under their new manager, the notorious Ronnie ‘Z-Man’ Barzell? Take a wild guess.

Co-scripted by film critic Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a merciless satire of Hollywood and the music business, a no-holds-barred psychedelic thrill-ride that gleefully stirs sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, fashion, lesbianism, transvestism and Nazis into one of the most riotously unhinged mainstream films ever made. This special edition also includes the rarely-seen The Seven Minutes (1971), Russ Meyer’s Hollywood swansong, an adaptation of Irving Wallace’s polemical novel about the absurdities of American obscenity laws.


    • Limited Edition collection of both of Russ Meyer’s Hollywood films (3000 copies)
    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
    • Standard Definition DVD presentation of The Seven Minutes
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for both films
    • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
    • Two commentaries on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls by co-screenwriter Roger Ebert and various cast members
    • Sinister Image: Russ Meyer, David De Valle’s 1987 interview with the director and his former model Yvette Vickers
    • Introduction to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls by John LaZar
    • Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley: The Making of a Musical-Horror-Sex-Comedy
    • Look On Up at the Bottom, with composer Stu Phillips discussing the film’s music
    • The Best of Beyond, favourite moments selected by cast and crew members
    • Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder: Signs of the Time, Baby!, a look at the late 1960s culture that spawned Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
    • Casey & Roxanne: The Love Scene, discussed by participants Erica Gavin and Cynthia Myers
    • Screen tests for Michael Blodgett, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, Marcia McBroom
    • High Definition photo galleries
    • Multiple trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks


Region: B/2
Rating: 18
Cat No: FCD1183
Duration: 110/115 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: LPCM 1.0 audio
Discs: 2