Disco disaster: the movie Can't Stop the Music finished off the Village People's career, and a new DVD reminds us why.Can't Stop the Musk * Written by Bronte Woodard and Allan Carr
Born Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1922 (although some sources have cited 1921), she held a life-long feeling of * Starring Valerie Perrine Valerie Ritchie Perrine (born September 3, 1943) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and model. Biography
Perrine was born in Galveston, Texas, to Kenneth Perrine, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, and Winifred McGinley, a dancer who , the Village People, and Bruce Jenner * Anchor Bay
Fanatics of disco and bad movies--to say nothing of bad disco movies--can rejoice that Can't Stop the Music has been released at last on DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. , allowing the film to be seen in its full, insane, anamorphic See anamorphic lens and anamorphic DVD. glory for the first time since its 1980 theatrical release.
Part of the fun of watching this unhinged musical is the thoroughly queer metatext. Eating its cake and having it too, Can't Stop the Music presents the macho archetypes of the Village People as being nonsexual--or worse, hetero--while at the same time throwing in lines like "They should all get down on their knees" as a wink to the in-crowd. The DVD's "Village People Story" provides oddball factoids, such as the film's original title (Discoland: Where the Music Never Stops!) and the name of Baskin-Robbins's tie-in ice cream flavor (Can't Stop the Nuts).
Is this famous flop any better now than it was in 1980? Not necessarily. But in the pantheon of so-bad-you-can't-tear-away-your-eyes cinematic train wrecks, Can't Stop the Music is absolutely a must-view.