Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

Director: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante Cast: Candice Rialson, Mary Woronov
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Overview

Hollywood Boulevard

Allan Arkush and Joe Dante co-directed this campy spoof of exploitation films -- Roger Corman's schlock factory in particular. Candice Rialson stars as Candy Wednesday, a movie hopeful who wants to be a star. Her slimy agent Walter Paisley (Dick Miller) directs her to the portals of Miracle Pictures, where she lands a plum role in the film "Machete Maidens of Maratau." Lead actress Mary McQueen (Mary Woronov) becomes jealous, and a series of disturbing murders occur, culminating in a shoot-out on top of the Hollywood sign.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
UPC: 0736991415492
Original Release: 1976
Rating: R
Source: New Horizons
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:23:00

Special Features

Feature-length commentary with directors Joe Dante and Allan Arkush and producer Jon Davison; Live performance by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; Digitally remastered widescreen edition; Original theatrical trailer; Classic trailers from other films used for stock footage; Cast and crew biographies; Interactive menus; Scene index; Preview attractions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Candice Rialson Candy Wednesday
Mary Woronov Mary McQueen
Rita George Bobbi Quackenbush
Jeffrey Kramer Patrick Hobby
Dick Miller Walter Paisley
Richard Doran Producer
Tara Strohmeier Jill McBain
Paul Bartel Erich Von Leppe
Jonathan Kaplan Scotty
John Kramer Duke Mantee
W.L. Luckey Rico Bandello
Charles B. Griffith Mark Dentine
Joe McBride Drive-In Rapist
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen Themselves
Miller Drake Mutant
Todd McCarthy Author
Barbara Pieters Drive-In Mother
George Waggner Cameraman

Technical Credits
Allan Arkush Director,Editor
Joe Dante Director,Editor
Jon Davison Producer
Jack de Wolf Art Director
Roger George Special Effects
Jamie Anderson Cinematographer
Amy Jones Editor
Jane Ruhm Costumes/Costume Designer
Teri Schwartz Producer
Andrew Stein Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. You're The Star [2:12]
2. Hello Hollywood! [4:02]
3. Realism, Realism [4:28]
4. The End of Rico [2:59]
5. Miracle Pictures [2:56]
6. Everybody's Doing It [3:42]
7. Better Class of People [2:53]
8. Important Motivation [4:04]
9. Dedication and Passion [3:55]
10. Jungle Fever [2:49]
11. My Films Will Live [2:05]
12. The Deeper Questions [2:40]
13. City Streets [2:34]
14. At The Drive-In [3:44]
15. World Premiere [2:04]
16. Take It Off! [4:07]
17. Biggest Picture Yet [4:18]
18. Major Social Issue [3:21]
19. Director and Writer [2:34]
20. Out of Control [3:15]
21. One Last Picture [2:05]
22. Final Call [3:51]
23. Candy's Discovery [6:01]
24. Life Imitates Art [5:44]

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Hollywood Boulevard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is one of my all time favorite slices of cheese. It's from the heyday of Roger Corman's New World Pictures and features many of that stock company, like Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov, etc. Two guys from Corman's trailer cutting department, Joe Dante and Allan Arkush, had a great idea: Cut action scenes from various New World Productions, add some comical footage, T&A, action, slasher mystery and a song by country rock legends Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, mix and stir and you have a wildly entertaining film. It's also one of the cheapest features ever produced by New World. The story concerns an aspiring starlet, played by the beautiful Candice Rialson, who arrives in Hollywood to seek fame and fortune. After a blundering robbery attempt by buffonish thieves who tricked her, she meets agent Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, using the same name as his character from Corman's classic, A Bucket of Blood), and becomes a stuntwoman for Miracle Pictures (''If it's a good picture, it's a miracle''), a thinly disguised parody of Corman's low budget grindhouse production company, New World. She then becomes a Miracles big star, and wacky filmmaking ensues. Not to mention a behind-the-scenes killer, adding mysterious spice to the events. This film is a lot of fun, worthy of many repeated viewings. At least for me. There are lots of industry in-jokes and gentle satire aimed at Roger Corman himself. It's never taken too seriously and every scene of it is delightful fun, especially for fans of Corman's particular brand of guerilla movie making. My only complaint is that Hollywood Boulevard 2 isn't included on the same disc. It's just as funny and entertaining as the first one. Here's hoping it will be among the next releases by Corman's New Concorde Home Video.