The Apple [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 32924474
  • Release Date: 06/27/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with star Catherine Mary Stewart moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
  • On camera interview with star Catherine Mary Stewart
  • Original trailer


The Apple
Unleashed just as the disco phenomenon had peaked and was slipping out of public favor, this one-of-a-kind pop musical is set in 1994, when a Mephistophelean entrepreneur named Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal) controls the international recording industry through the Worldvision Song Contest. Boogalow's wildly theatrical protégés, a decedent dance-pop group called Bim, seem a sure bet to walk off with the grand prize and worldwide fame, but at the last minute Alphie (George Gilmour) and Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart), a folk duo from Canada, nearly steal their thunder with their song "Love, the Universal Melody." While Boogalow rigs a victory for Bim, he sees moneymaking potential in Alphie and Bibi and offers to sign them to a contract. Alphie, suspicious of Boogalow, declines, but Bibi leaps at the chance, and is soon remodeled into a stylish pop star while heart-broken Alphie throws in his lot with a gang of hippies living in the park. Bibi comes to regard fame and wealth as hollow and empty, but discovers walking away from Boogalow is easier said than done. Featuring an inarguably remarkable finale, The Apple was shot primarily in Germany, despite being set in the United States; while George Clinton is credited with writing lyrics for several of the original tunes, be advised it's not the same George Clinton who led Parliament and Funkadelic in the 1970s and '80s. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Catherine Stewart - Bibi
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    George Gilmour - Alphie
  • Joss Ackland
    Joss Ackland - Mr. Topps
  • Vladek Sheybal
    Vladek Sheybal - Boogalow
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    Grace Kennedy - Pandi

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Apple

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    The Apple is one of the most mind-bogglingly bad movies I have ever seen, and I love every minute of it. It needs to be seen to be believed, and thankfully this Blu-ray has great picture and sound to cover that. The only thing missing is the alternate cut that regrettably seems to have been lost to some private collection. Maybe for 4K Blu-ray...

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