Tuesday, August 14, 2007

DVD Diva: Offbeat Musicals

The term “musical” is defined as a stage, television or film production utilizing popular-style songs-- dialogue optional-- to either tell a story (book musicals) or showcase the talents of the writers and/or performers (revues). Read more about “Offbeat Musicals” here. Why not check out some of Perrot's offbeat musicals...

Hairspray *Clikc here to request this DVD*Hairspray (1988)
Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with huge hair, a big grin, and all the right moves becomes the queen of Baltimore's number one dance revue.
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Little Shop of Horrors *Click here to request this DVD*Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
A timid young clerk in a flower shop develops an unusual plant for his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the plant requires human blood to survive.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show *Click here to request this DVD*The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical *Click here to request this DVD*Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2004)
A musical adaptation of the 1936 propaganda film. A straight-laced high school principal tries to steer people away from what he calls the "demon weed" by telling the frightful tale about the fate of two innocent teens who fall under the spell of drugs.

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Chicago *Click here to request this DVD*Chicago (2002)
At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.
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Moulin Rouge! *Click here to request this DVD*Moulin Rouge! (2001)
A Bohemain poet in 1899 Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
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