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Valley Girl [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 5691977
  • Release Date: 08/05/2003
  • Rating: R
Martha Coolidge's teen film Valley Girl gets the deluxe treatment from MGM/UA on this release. The film is presented in a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Coolidge. She communicates the joy of making the film, her affection for the cast, and the hard work that went into making a film with so small a budget. There is also a "pop-up" track full of '80s trivia. Coolidge and star Nicolas Cage interview each other in one featurette, while a standard looking-back-on-the-film featurette contains interviews with most of the cast. Music videos from Modern English and the Plimsouls are included. The original theatrical trailer, and storyboard-to-screen comparisons round out this excellent package from MGM/UA.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 49)

    Special Features


    • Two featurettes including new interviews with cast and crew
    • "In Conversation: Nicolas Cage and Martha Coolidge" featurette
    • Audio commentary with director Martha Coolidge
    • Original music videos from Modern English & the Plimsouls
    • Video commentary track
    • Storyboard-to-film comparisons
    • '80s trivia track
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Valley Girl
    A satiric romantic comedy, Martha Coolidge's Valley Girl is a testimony to the short-lived Southern California '80s craze. Julie (Deborah Foreman) is a good-natured teenager following a swarm of pastel pink valley girls, who utter "gag me" at every opportunity. To her friends' dismay , Julie breaks up with her egotistical boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen), while shopping at the mall. All the valley kids go to a party that night, and Tommy immediately tries to bed one of Julie's friends. Randy (Nicolas Cage), a bad boy from Hollywood, shows up and crashes the party. Open-minded Julie flirts with him before he is literally thrown out, presumably just for looking different. Smitten with Julie, Randy sneaks back into the party to talk to her again. Julie drags a whimpering valley friend with her to spend the night cruising with Randy in Hollywood. After an extended courtship, Randy is in love with Julie, and she must choose between him and Tommy, who wants her back. Her friends refuse to accept Randy, who makes many exaggerated attempts to win back her love. Finally, after she has a heartfelt talk with her dad (Frederic Forrest), love triumphs at the prom. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Nicolas Cage
      Nicolas Cage - Randy
    • Deborah Foreman
      Deborah Foreman - Julie
    • Elizabeth Daily
      Elizabeth Daily - Loryn
    • Michael Bowen
      Michael Bowen - Tommy
    • Cameron Dye
      Cameron Dye - Fred



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's, like, totally awesome man, for sure!

      Posted
      Jewelsterdefro

      This is the definitive teen love story of the 80's, even better than the John Hughes movies which is about as good of a compliment as can be offered. This movie was the launching pad for Nicholas Cage's career and is still by far the best thing he's ever done. If you haven't seen this movie, you're missing a classic. Don't let the stereotypical Valley speak disuade you from seeing it. Much like That 70's Show is much more than poking fun at the 70's, Valley Girl is so much more than chessy Val speak. The soundtrack is one of the best ever, and this is one of the great love stories you'll ever see. It was very Romeo and Juliet for the 1980's, and it's still just as relevant and enjoyable today. The special edition is great, has a commentary and other special features with many of the cast and crew. The only downside is that Deborah Foreman, the lead actress, wasn't part of these features which was a bit disappointing, but the special features are gravy of course so don't let that stop you from picking up a copy of the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie,Best movie ever.

      Posted
      Vann
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      I love love love this movie"Valley Girl". For anyone looking for this movie I suggest you go to Best Buy cause I have been looking for this movie everywhere.They are one of the best stores to find 80's movies and other old movies that you can't find anywhere else. So I suggest anyone looking for a certain movie go to Best Buy cause they are awesome there and also have good customer service.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      really nice

      Posted
      goodgirl85

      okay this movie is really good yeah it may be sorta like a chick filck but its really great to watch its from the year 1983 just 2 years before i was born Nicholas Cage was very young back then he was also cute as the charcter Randy this movie is the best but may not be so good for young children to watch because of bad lanuage mostly the F word but if your 16 or older than its ok to watch i started to watch r rated fims when i was about 13 years old so i think its alright if your 13 or 14 to watch it very good movie totally awsome!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorites!

      Posted
      Jenk
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      This mlvie has always been one of my favorites. If you havent seen it, you should. Nicholas Cage was only 18 when he filmed this. It is so much more than a movie about "Val speak". It is a love story that has earned a cult following. I am so happy to now own it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cute

      Posted
      Glenda
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      I watched this when it came out in the 80's and was one of my favorite movies. I still like it but it wasn't as funny as I remember and I do not remember any nudity...the boys got an eye full of boobies so I am not too happy with myself at the moment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Always good

      Posted
      Ange
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      This is a classic film from 1983 in the team flare genre. it's honestly one of the best and it translates to adults as well. Best Buy had it in stock and it was ready for pickup quickly and you can't beat the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      I don't know

      Posted
      Techster
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      I bought this movie as a gift for a friend. Never seen it but they had told me it was good. Can't rate less than a star so as to give a non rating rating. If you seen it and like it then buy it

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Panda
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      This movie is a little treasure, a funny, sexy, appealing story of a Valley Girl's heartbreaking decision: Should she stick with her boring jock boyfriend, or take a chance on a punk from Hollywood?

      I would recommend this to a friend



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