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Spice World (1997)

Director: Bob Spiers     Starring: Richard E. Grant
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Format: DVD
Sku: 205664746
UPC: 043396230101
UPC 14: 00043396230101
Rating: Game Rating Code
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"Visually exuberant, the film will please fans who want to get an eyeful of the singers' outrageous fashions...  Christine James, Box Office Magazine
"...a truly entertaining movie for anyone with even a bare knowledge of the Spice Girls' history...  Craig Marine, San Francisco Examiner
"...the whole group radiates energy, color and good cheer.  Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"...sometimes silly but lively vignettes...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...a joyous, hilarious send-up of rock star pretensions and an enchanting celebration of "girl power" in pop culture...  Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Their self-mockery refreshes...  USA Today
"...never stops being fun.  Washington Coty Paper

Editor's Note
Big-screen shenanigans from the Spice Girls, who cavort harmlessly in backstage vignettes whilst changing costumes, mugging in the kitschy environs of their Union Jack tour bus (piloted by no less significant a personage than Meat Loaf), and evading a bothersome paparazzo. Trashy, guilty fun, littered with celebrity cameos.


Video Features Special Edition, DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Hi-fi Stereo, English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/27/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1997
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 23010
Video UPC UPC: 00043396230101
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alan Cumming
Video Cast Info Bob Hoskins
Video Cast Info Emma "Baby" Bunton
Video Cast Info Geri "Ginger" Halliwell
Video Cast Info Jennifer Saunders
Video Cast Info Meat Loaf
Video Cast Info Melanie "Mel B" Brown
Video Cast Info Melanie "Mel C" Chisholm
Video Cast Info Roger Moore
Video Cast Info Victoria "Posh" Beckham
Video Cast Info Andrea MacArthur - Editor
Video Cast Info Bob Spiers - Director
Video Cast Info Clive Tickner - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Colin Blaymires - Art Director
Video Cast Info David Walley - Art Director
Video Cast Info Elton John - Featuring
Video Cast Info Elvis Costello - Featuring
Video Cast Info Grenville Horner - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jamie Curtis - Writer
Video Cast Info Kim Fuller - Writer
Video Cast Info Mark L. Rosen - Producer
Video Cast Info Simon Fuller - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Straighforwardly funny and bouncily colourful..." 02/01/1998 p.49

New York Times
"...SPICE WORLD is pleasant....The whole group radiates energy, color and good cheer. They make the most of their raging celebrity here..." 01/23/1998 p.E18

"...The kind of show every ten-year-old girl has been saving her milk money to see..." 02/01/1998 p.22

Variety 7 of 10
A bright and breezy movie that's as timely but evanescent as the Cool Britannia culture it celebrates, "Spice World" will delight the Fab Five's pre-pubescent fans, recall fond memories of the '60s to those who actually lived through them, and be forgotten within six months. More Austin Powers-like retro than the genuinely groundbreaking "A Hard Day's Night" it apes...Picture is not so much a story as a series of musical opportunities dotted with celeb cameos, following the Spices through five days leading up to their first live gig in London's Royal Albert Hall. En route, the movie takes potshots at the tabloid press, the capital's glitterati and the media in general, as well as stirring in beaucoup filmic refs to amuse oldsters while the young'uns are transfixed by the girls and their music...Like the film as a whole, the music segs are simply pacily cut --- a revolutionary enough decision in today's market and one that helps to make the movie more than just an extended musicvideo. Direction by TV vet Bob Spiers ("Fawlty Towers," "Absolutely Fabulous") is unfussy and to the point...Kate Carin's costumes are always eye-filling and unashamedly sexy. - Derek Elley

ReelViews 6 of 10
Arguably, the Spice Girls are to the 1990s what ABBA was to the 1970s. Despite their radically different compositions, both groups have a lot in common. Just like ABBA twenty years ago, the Spice Girls are pop wonders who manage to rise consistently to the top of the music charts despite the essential vapidity of their hits. And, although they get very little respect from "serious" music lovers, they continue to sell albums at an alarming rate...Spice World is a vanity project -- an ego trip designed to show the five girls in the best possible light and give them a chance to perform about 14 numbers on-screen. As a comedy, it's weak, because most of the jokes are obvious and not especially funny. As a satire, it's weaker, because the screenplay never takes any chances and all of the mini parodies are safe, silly, and creatively lifeless. The film isn't even a particularly good musical, because the songs are so inane. The only people who are likely to be able to sit through Spice World without casting numerous yearning glances at the exit are those who number themselves among the group's legion of die-hard fans. Ultimately, this film has too much Spice and not enough flavoring. - James Berardinelli

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