Showgirls V.I.P. Special Edition due July 27th! Ha!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I read this news and immediately checked my calendar to see if it was April 1st. Here's the news, courtesy of Video Business:



    I think it's hilarious!
     
  2. Thomas H G

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    HAHA[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm there.....





    Sad ain't it?

    Coverart?
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    MGM has two 65mm epics rotting in their vaults and they put money towards this.

    I'm disgusted.
     
  4. David Galindo

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    HAH! Now if they could put the VH1 version on a DVD, I would buy it in a second...

    Well, a lot of people (but not me) have been looking forward for something like this for a long time, so [​IMG] to MGM.
     
  5. Colin Jacobson

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    The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD has nude shots of Eric Balfour on the set. I like the idea of Showgirls' skin better!
     
  6. Colin Jacobson

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    Oh, please - like one has anything to do with the other. That reasoning drives me nuts...
     
  7. Jake Johnson

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    I'm there. The price seems good too.
     
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    Leave it to Weinberg to post about this piece of rubbish.






    Wonder who will have the lowest price.......
     
  9. Ernest Rister

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    I agree with Colin...

    And by the by, Showgirls is grade-A camp. Fans of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Flash Gordon and Barberella ate it up with a spoon, everyone else took it seriously and missed the point. Tarantino himself is on record laughing at everyone who thought Showgirls was intended to be taken seriously. It's a camp joke. You either get the joke or you don't.
     
  10. Scott Weinberg

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    With all due respect to those who enjoy the movie, I think it's unfair to assume: if one hates Showgirls, it's because they didn't "get" it. I can plainly understand the reasons one MAY enjoy this movie, be it for camp value or for the naked bazooms, but I think it's an absolutely atrocious piece of filmmaking.

    It's an ugly and unpleasant and altogether scabby little affair. I don't take it seriously at all...yet still it makes me feel like I need a shower. That one horrific subplot about the girlfriend being raped by her idol... made me want to spit on the screen. Rare is the film that can make naked women boring, but this one did just that for me.

    I consider myself a HUGE fan of Verhoeven's work, but if I never see frame ONE of Showgirls ever again...well that's just fine by me.

    As far as the impending SE, I'm totally indifferent to it. I'm happy for those who DO want to own it (as the DVD specs sound fairly impressive), but needless to say I won't be picking up a copy for myself. [​IMG]

    Now a Flash Gordon SE, on the other hand, is something that would thrill ME.
     
  11. Dome Vongvises

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    Jesse Spano naked is still Jesse Spano naked. Annoying as hell and not worth the trouble.
     
  12. Ernest Rister

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    I have no intention of ever viewing Showgirls again, in any format. However, I don't think it is the worst film ever made. It's a joke. Some people get the joke, some don't.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah. Regarding my post about Mr. Weinberg.





    :p)
     
  15. streeter

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    No way! I've been waiting for this to complete my Verhoeven collection, and July 27th happens to be my birthday.

    Showgirls is absolutely hilarious.

    Also, this isn't the first time that exclusive special features for a DVD have been created with female nudity - there was also Van Wilder. I bet that this will be a tease along the same lines.
     
  16. oscar_merkx

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    great news indeed and I will be buying this.

    Re Patrick's post about those 2 epics that MGM could release, I am sure with the profits of Showgirls they could fund this.
     
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    The effort they are putting into this is just friggin hilarious. I don't think it is the worst film either but it certainly lingers among them. [​IMG]
     
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    If only this was April Fools day. It would have
    made a great joke.
     
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    No mention of a PV commentary track yet...? [​IMG]

    Or even a Berkley commentary? That would be great fun too. "This f*&%ing film ruined my career!" [​IMG]
     
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    Davisdvd.com lists the specs. No PV commentary [​IMG] NOw I'm having doubts.

    We do get commentary by some kind of Showgirls expert.

    Lame...
     

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