Originally Posted by GMpasqua
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" celebrates it's 30th anniverary this summer. It was one of Universal Pictures top hits of 1982 placing among the top ten grossing films of the year. "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" was No 1 and and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" also ranked in the top ten while "Conan the Barbarian" placed in the the top 20 - it was a good year for Universal!
Universal has released them on blu-ray this year. Wonder if Universal is planning anything for this film?
Of course November/Thansgiving would be the perfect time to release this title since the action takes place during the Thanksgiving Day week
Be great if they would release the director's cut which includes Doll Parton's song " A Gamble Either Way" and Burt Reynold's song "Stallions Ways" (Which was included in the ABC televised broadcast. Both songs appear on Dolly's album "Burlap and Satin" (Dolly does a cover of Burt's song and knocks it out of the park)
Also cut was the character of "Shy" from the stage show - Dolly sings "A Gamble Either Way" to Shy when she comes looking for a job (Right after the "Sneakin' Around" Scene)
"A Gamble Either Way"
Dolly Parton with Andrea Pike (Shy) just prior to learning the house must be closed and the song "Hard Candy Christmas"
I would buy this the second it is released. It a a fun film that always gives me some laughs and grins. I for one love the supporting cast and fell it is one of the best casts of any of the 80's films. Jim Nabors to Charles Durning to Don Deluise to Theresa Merritt to Lois Nettleton all gave their characters just the right wink at the audience. And could there be any prettier working girls than made up the Chicken Ranch?
"Done Right" it could look great. Especially Dolly in that red red dress. And I am for all the extras they can find. Too bad the director in not with us to help get it all together. Colin Higgins directed and was wrote screenplay on three of my favorite films, Whorehouse, Foul Play, and Nine to Five. He also wrote the screenplay to Harold and Maude. Short filmography but impressive.
I remember a theatre manager in a south Louisiana town saying the film would not do any business when we booked it. I questioned him was it because of the subject, is it that it's a musical, or was it the R-rating. He said nay none of those, people down here don't like Texas and won't go any film that takes place in Texas. I ended up rolling on the floor when we had to hold the film over for the fifth week due to strong business. I think Dolly Parton won them over.