“The Movie Musical Event of the 1980s” (in theory only) is coming to Blu-ray!
Pour yourself a milkshake and experience the magic, music, and mirth of the all-time favorite camp-tastic classic Can’t Stop The Music! Batshit insane by any measure, this notorious flop exploits all of producer Allan Carr worst creative instincts… and it’s truly an unforgettable cinematic experience (for better of worse).
Although it was released in 1980, the film’s disco-pulsating heart lies squarely in the tacky 1970s – telling the highly fictionalized origin story of The Village People.
Steve Guttenberg (smoking hot in one of his earlier roles) stars as New York City singer/songwriter and DJ Jack Morrell, a young up-start who just needs
one big break to get his music heard and finally land a record deal. With the help of his retired supermodel roommate (Valerie Perrine, hot off of Superman: The Movie) and an uptight tax attorney (Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner, back when she was Bruce), they bring together six singing macho men from the Greenwich Village scene – a police officer, a cowboy, a construction worker, a soldier, a Native American and a biker – for an outrageous “adventure” of fun, fantasy and disco fever.
Directed by Nancy Walker (of “Rhoda” and “McMillan and Wife” fame), Can’t Stop the Music is a bizarre misfire in every conceivable way. It was dated and cringe-worthy levels of corny even when it was released. And yet it’s hard to look away. Now lovers of notoriously bad movies can enjoy it anew thanks to Shout! Factory’s new special edition Blu-ray.
Coming in June, this new edition will include a candid, amazing story-packed hour-long interview with Village People cowboy Randy Jones and a brand-new audio commentary with The Fabulous Allan Carr producer/director Jeffrey Schwarz and comedy legend Bruce Vilanch (which, alone, is worth the price).