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Old 04-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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The Last American Virgin (Arrow Video) / 23rd September



THE COMEDY THAT PUTS ZIP INTO BEING A TEEN…

Gary, Rick and David are American teens with one thing on their mind. They move from party to party, trying out their latest chat-up lines, which usually ends in miserable failure for Gary, as he's more interested in finding true romance than a quick fumble in someone's parents' bedroom. So when Karen arrives at their school, Gary falls head over heels in love, but Rick's baser intentions towards her threaten to break up their friendship for good.

Championed by Eli Roth (Hostel) as one of the most underrated films of its era, The Last American Virgin is a raucous but also surprisingly intelligent and sobering look at the hideousness of growing up, peer pressures, misplaced expectations and unforeseen consequences.

It's also a superb snapshot of the early Eighties music scene, with the soundtrack featuring Blondie, Devo, The Human League, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Police, U2 and many others.

Special Features:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the film, available in the UK for the first time!
- Original uncompressed PCM Stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Optional Isolated Music & Effects track
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Brand new interview with director Boaz Davidson
- Brand new interviews with stars Lawrence Monoson and Diane Franklin
- Brand new interview with cinematographer Adam Greenberg
- Original Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and publisher Robin Bougie and an interview with The Last American Virgin super fan Eli Roth conducted by Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Jaw-dropping!! I want this now!
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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And where is Lemon Popsicle???
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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And where is Lemon Popsicle???
Yes, bring the first three at least.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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The guy in this get's so used, but then again that is a pretty realistic representation of what guys dealt with in the 80s.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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Release of the year for me! Arrow is rocking it in the UK almost as much as Shout! is in the states.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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One of my all time favorite movies
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #8
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One of my all time favorite movies
Indeed! I watched it some days ago, the Arrow release that is. I recalled when I saw it long ago in local TV and how back then I thought it was gonna end in a 'nice way' as some other movies but it didn't to my surprise.

A very different ending to a 'sex comedy', kinda shocking. Love this one! Love this kind of american cinema. They just don't show fiction but reality sometimes and depending. A movie to remember.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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One of the best things that happened to me in the last year or so was when I found the original soundtrack LP at a rundown used record store. That's a really rare record, usually goes for $75 or so on E-bay, I got it at $7. The Tommy Tutone (main theme) and Oingo Boingo songs only appear on that record.

As for the movie itself, I used to empathize with Gary, but when I watch it now I see what a total creep he was. He deserved what he got.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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As for the movie itself, I used to empathize with Gary, but when I watch it now I see what a total creep he was. He deserved what he got.
Ah, that's the transition from boyhood to manhood. You've taken the red pill and seen the truth: that being a beta will only result in heartbreak.

In all seriousness, this is such a truthful movie for teenage boys. What a suckerpunch of an ending. Pretty much the Citizen Kane of 80s sex comedies.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #11
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Ah, that's the transition from boyhood to manhood. You've taken the red pill and seen the truth: that being a beta will only result in heartbreak.
Oh, I could put up with Gary being a beta; hell, I can identify with it.

But it's the creepy shit that he does that I notice now.
1. Falls in love with Karen just upon seeing her. Oh yeah, I know it's a movie, and pressed for time, but it's still a bit creepy when he first sees her
2. Does the stunt of letting the air out of her bike tires to give her a ride to school. Ted Bundy would be proud.
3. Is a total dick to her when driving her....pretending to forget her name.
4. Cockblocks his friend
5. Seems a little too comfortable "playing house" with her at the end. Doesn't want to take her out, just wants to "own" her.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #12
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Ah, that's the transition from boyhood to manhood. You've taken the red pill and seen the truth: that being a beta will only result in heartbreak.

In all seriousness, this is such a truthful movie for teenage boys. What a suckerpunch of an ending. Pretty much the Citizen Kane of 80s sex comedies.
This is a scene by scene remake of the superior "Lemon Popsicle".
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This is a scene by scene remake of the superior "Lemon Popsicle".
Expires from Netflix: Watch Instant on May 1st.

I will definitely watch it before then!
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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Wow, never expected this one to even hit Blu-ray, and certainly not in a packed special edition.

Love the artwork!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #15
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yeah sadly its an region freee blu ray player only. Why cant they put this out here in the states. I will hold on to mgm dvd but i wonder if this one will have the human league song in it that was cut from the mgm dvd? if it does. i really would want it..Hopefully it will come out here in the states someday.
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