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Valley of the dolls

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Two-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate, Tony Scotti, Martin Milner, Charles Drake, Alex Davion, Lee Grant ; cameo appearances by Joey Bishop, George Jessel, Susan Hayward.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2016]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language.


Three friends attempt to navigate the glamorous, pressurized world of big-time show business--the "valley" is not a place but a narcotized state of mind, and the "dolls" are the pills that rouse them in the morning and knock them out at night.


Title from container.

Based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: New 2K digital restoration ; audio commentary from 2006 featuring actor Barbara Parkins and journalist Ted Casablanca ; new interviews with writer Amy Fine Collins about author Jacqueline Susann and the costumes in the film ; new video essay by critic Kim Morgan ; footage from Sparkle Patty Sparkle!, a 2009 gala tribute to actor Patty Duke at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco ; A world premiere voyage and Jacqueline Susann and "Valley of the dolls," two promotional films from 1967 ; episodes of the television program Hollywood backstories from 2001 on the film ; screen tests ; trailers.

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