Dir: Nancy Walker
Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, The Village People
The Film: Look what’s available on DVD – Can’t Stop The Music starring The Village People! Oh boy, I have memories of this film and I have memories of liking this film. Watching it again, I do still like it but for many different reasons. This is a train wreck, it is not by any conventional means a good film but it still remains a hilariously awful one and something that can be enjoyed in the company a vodka drink or two.
What were they thinking when they came up with this? I have no idea, but when something is hot property you bet they have to milk it in every which way. I mean when this finally got released were they still even that popular? This is classic late 70’s/early 80’s schlock, full of bizarre charm and pretty enjoyable music actually. I love my bad films, I love them so much and this sits on that same mantle as those beloved ‘so bad they are good’ ones.
Normally when reviewing a film I run over the plot … do I really need to here? If I have to … we have Steve Guttenberg who wants to like get a big break and winds up with some ‘macho men’. There that is enough plot, right? I mean you can just sit back and relax and watch the disaster unfold and have a great time. Drinking games exist because of films like this, hell make one up as you go along just be sure to exercise caution – it could get ugly.
At the end of the day, you either love this film because it’s awful or you hate because it’s awful. It got all the Razzie nominations in the awards first year, so that should indicate it’s level of critic appeal. I have fun with it, and I am happy to have it in my collection so I can whip it out every time I want to scare guests!
Reviewers Note: This review is much shorter than my usual ones; the reason being is that I am dealing with medical issues and chronic migraines. Sorry for the mini-review and I do hope I can go back to full-length ones in the near future.
The Australian DVD
Audio/Video: The video is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. Audio is presented with Dolby Digital Audio 2.0.
The video and audio are rather decent, I was actually surprised it looked this decent!
Thanks to Ben from MadMan for his support.