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Old 12-04-2010, 18:54   #1
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[Blu-Ray News] Showgirls (US BD) in June

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Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls is given a 'Sinsational' Blu-ray release in June...

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So the key question is: Region A or all regions?
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And is this NC-17 rated?
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Yes it is, Gary.
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So the key question is: Region A or all regions?
I'm sure you already know but as always, we'll have to wait until discs are in hands to know. More recently though it seems that MGM catalogue titles have been region free (whereas if you go back a while everything was locked).
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When I went to see this in the cinema I had the auditorium to myself. I felt like some kind of Golden Age movie mogul, casting his eye over the studio's retinue of lovelies.
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It's had some surprising fans over the years, notably Jacques Rivette:

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[i]Showgirls[/i[ (1995) is one of the great American films of the last few years. It's Verhoeven's best American film and his most personal. In Starship Troopers, he uses various effects to help everything go down smoothly, but he's totally exposed in Showgirls. It's the American film that's closest to his Dutch work. It has great sincerity, and the script is very honest, guileless. It's so obvious that it was written by Verhoeven himself rather than Mr. Eszterhas, who is nothing. And that actress is amazing! Like every Verhoeven film, it's very unpleasant: it's about surviving in a world populated by assholes, and that's his philosophy. Of all the recent American films that were set in Las Vegas, Showgirls was the only one that was real - take my word for it.I who have never set foot in the place!
...but I'm not entirely sure he's completely wrong. I certainly think Showgirls has more going for it than a lot of once-acclaimed but now-forgotten mid-1990s American features.
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Marvellous critique from M. Rivette. I remember quite enjoying it in a so-bad-it’s-good kind of way.
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