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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Directed by Russ Meyer. Cast: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John La Zar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams. Story of an uninhibited all-girl rock group who travel to Hollywood to claim an inheritance and meet a kinky music promoter who turns them on to a whole new scene. Based on a story by Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer. Special features: Audio commentaries by Roger Ebert; Audio commentary by cast members Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John La Zar and Erica Gavin; "Above, beneath and beyond the valley: the making of a musical-horror-sex comedy"; "Look on up at the bottom: the music of dolls"; "The best of Beyond" featurette; "Sex, drugs, music & murder: signs of the time, baby!" featurette; "Casey & Roxanne: the love scene" featurette; Screen tests of the stars; 6 photo galleries with more than 300 photos. 109 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Received an "X" rating for its implied sex and brutally violent climax (depicting a decapitation), but was later reclassified as NC-17 in 1990.

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