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Format: DVD
Sku: 40235963
UPC: 024543112747
UPC 14: 00024543112747
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Widely considered to be one of the worst movies of all time, the infamous myra breckinridge comes to DVD for the first time. Just marvel at rex reed's finest screen performances. Be amazed that a film made in 1970 can still shock and offend in the 21st century.
Editor's Note
MYRA BRECKENRIDGE may be the first punk manifesto, a celebration of pop culture nihilism. A precursor to films by directors like David Lynch, and perhaps influenced by those of avant-garde Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, this outrageous, searing, blackly comic cult film satirizes Hollywood, homosexuality, America, family, and more.| |Myron Breckenridge (Rex Reed) is a frustrated homosexual who undergoes a sex-change operation, against the advice of his doctor. As a result, Myron becomes Myra (Raquel Welch), a stunningly beautiful woman with a rocket of a body. Myra moves to the South and enrolls at a university, where her adventures include sodomizing a Southern man--and stealing his girlfriend while she's at it. In general, the bodacious, lewd Myra wreaks havoc on Southern conventions in this outrageous classic film. | |Once thought to be "unfilmable," Gore Vidal's book was the satiric source material for this film. Originally Rated X in 1970, the film may seem less shocking today, but it retains a truly bizarre quality. Among the most memorable moments is the appearance of Mae West, top-billed and still bawdy as ever in her 70s, singing a comically sultry number.

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Video Features DVD, Spanish, Dubbed, English, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/9/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 94 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2221274
Video UPC UPC: 00024543112747
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andy Devine
Video Cast Info John Carradine
Video Cast Info Mae West
Video Cast Info Farrah Fawcett
Video Cast Info Jim Backus
Video Cast Info Roger C. Carmel
Video Cast Info Raquel Welch
Video Cast Info Roger Herren
Video Cast Info John Huston
Video Cast Info Gore Vidal - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Robert Fryer - Producer
Video Cast Info Tom Selleck - Featured
Video Cast Info Rex Reed - Featured
Video Cast Info Michael Sarne - Director

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"[I]ts collage of postmodern in-jokes, tonal shifts and cinematic samples displays experimental ambition worthy of Godard, Tim Burton or the Coens." 08/01/2005 p.140

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Welch,Raquel
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD