This movie has yet to be released on DVD or anything other than video tape. It never airs. WTF?
And they're keeping us from a Looking for Mr. Goodbar DVD too! It's a fucking conspiracy!
I just watched the whole thing on You Tube, albeit in 10 minute segments.
The play is VERY different. It's written to have younger and older versions of the characters ala FOLLIES. Robert Altman ditched that concept on Broadway, but the licensed script retains it.
I miss Sudie Bond
I saw Jimmy Dean last year at LIncoln Center. Altman's widow was there, as were a couple of other people involved in the production, and they had great stories to tell about its production.
I also happened to see Looking for Mr. Goodbar in the same Lincoln Center theater several months before that. It has not held up the way that Jimmy Dean has. Although Richard Gere was in great physical shape, his performance was excruciating.
The play was beyond the usual "hit/flop" measuring stick and was more of an "event"! I saw it the night after it opened, and was thoroughly entertained. The memory of it is quite clear and I can still feel the excitement. It was a great evening of theater, and I'm so glad my friend dragged me to buy tickets with her.
Gray-market DVDs are around for sale; the quality is pretty good, which means it was taped off a television broadcast at some point (because it was never released on VHS either, so it can't be a transfer). WHEN if EVER did it air on TV? Which cable station ran it without cuts?
Can we please discuss Sudie Bond?
[quote]because it was never released on VHS either, so it can't be a transfer). WHEN if EVER did it air on TV? Which cable station ran it without cuts?
Never on DVD? I wonder when I saw it then? I kind of remember it airing on Bravo or A & E in the 90s. Back when Bravo was the film and arts network and Andy Cohen was a demonic production assistant at CBS and not the lord of all things evil and shallow.
I saw it back in the late 80s or early 90s I'm pretty sure on A&E. Don't think we got Bravo at the time. Why can't Criterion get this one?
It was available on VHS at some point but it may have been priced/sold only for rental.
Though God knows you would have been absolutely fabulous as the retarded manchild in the title role, Patti.
I turned down "Extremeties" too. Was I offered the lead?
We was pray in' for them starvin' children in Africa, but that didn't seem to workin . So now we're just prayin fer rain!
While some of us chose to rise above the narrow minds of this town...You laid spread over a gravestone,and took them inside of you.
I've had this one on my TiVo wishlist for years and it finally has shown up. It will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 18th at 8PM Eastern on the Movies! channel. Movies! is a sub-channel on our local Fox station (owned by Fox) so not sure how available it is but if you live somewhere with a Fox-owned station it should be available.
They have ads so may be chopped up but at least we can see it! (They don't always stick to their schedule so will update if it changes.)
I was a little confused when Joe had sex with Sissy's husband in that hotel. Was it before or after he had his sex change operation? Was the husband latently gay? Or was he doing it because he thought Joe was a woman? And is true that he raped Joe earlier in the film?
That was an interesting movie. It started out slow, then got REALLY interesting, and then ended up kind of shrill and obnoxious. By the time Kathy Bates and the dumb girl got into their conflict, I was over it. Thankfully that parr ended quickly.
Thank you, R3. I've been looking for ages.
It used to be on TV quite often, but can't remember where or when (is that a song?). I know I've seen it at least 3 times & passed it by even more than that -- on TCM or TNT or something like Sundance, roughly early 90s (when I was drunk most of the time). I remember liking Cher in it & that's pretty much the most I recall.