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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Review


Very Good
In 1966, Russ Meyer's classic, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, first hit the big screen. 1995 marks the re-release of what is considered the director's best and most accessible work: still as fun, twisted, and hilarious as ever.

The picture opens with an ominous voice-over, reminiscent of an old Ed Wood picture, warning us of the dangers of a certain creature that often "travels in packs." Of course this creature is none other than ... the go-go dancer, which, when released after a hard night's work, has the tendency to wander through the desert looking for trouble.

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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Review


Excellent
My friends and I get together once a year to watch cheesy movies and eat cheesy food on a holiday we've predictably dubbed "Cheese Day." Over the course of ten years we've ingested some of the tackiest cinema Hollywood has to offer (the inaugural film was SpaceCamp). None of that even remotely prepared me for the taste-bereft experience that is Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

As the opening titles warn the viewer, the film is in no way a sequel to the 1967 camp classic Valley of the Dolls, based on the popular Jacqueline Susann novel about three ingénues' exposure to Hollywood decadence. This film manages to so exponentially up the ante on its predecessor's camp as to earn its title. It's unlikely the late Ms. Susann would have been able to stomach it.

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