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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Valley Girl' [Blu-ray]
(Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Jessie Ennis, et al / Blu-ray + Digital / NR / 2020 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: Set to a new wave '80s soundtrack, whilst now being a musical adaptation of the 1983 film, a pair of young lovers from different backgrounds defy their parents and friends to stay together.

Blu-ray Verdict: Knowing the original very well, I got to watch this musical version last night, not knowing quite what to expect - as too much homework can, most times, lead to a spoiled viewing experience, in my humble opinion), and I have to say that I found this update rather pleasing on both the eyes and the ears!

Although the trailer doesn't tell the whole story, simply put, this version is an '80s boy meets '80s girl plot, with era-appropriate music, choreography, oh-so bright colors, lots and lots of wondrous '80s clothing and enough cheesy lines to make you feel right at home!

The entire cast was excellent in their roles, the choreography to both the music and even the driving scenes combined with their hairstyles and dance moves was spot on to the era too.

OK, sure, being a musical they did take 20 minutes (or more) to actually get to the point, or to ask a question, or to look into something, but when a movie like this is so chock full of color and musical explosions well, you've mostly forgiven them come the end!

Much like a movie of the Disney ilk, if you are a fan of classics such as 'Grease,' 'Mamma Mia,' or even the latter day 'High School Musical' series, you are going to LOVE this film.

But, and saving the best for last, the premise of the story is actually being told as a memory of Alicia Silverstone, who plays the mother of a current teenager, and who herself was knee deep in these sorts of movies herself back in the '80s!

Also sneaking in some some lovingly inserted, and very welcome cameos from the original cast of the 1983 film, sure, the original was a movie full of tired clichés, but here in 2020's musical version, all that tiredness has even exorcised and we have one doozy of a good time to settle in with her, trust me! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 6th, 2020. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a Digital version of the movie.

Official Trailer

Official 'Valley Girl' Facebook Page

Official Purchase Link