The Apple When Israeli bad genius Menahem Golan’s futuristic schlock-rock/disco musical premiered at a Los Angeles movie palace in 1980, the studio handed out vinyl copies of… The Apple When Israeli bad genius Menahem Golan’s futuristic schlock-rock/disco musical premiered at a Los Angeles movie palace in 1980, the studio handed out vinyl copies of…
DVD Review

The Apple (2004)

The Apple | CHANDELIER EARRINGS ARE BACK! Apparently ''The Apple'''s Vladek Sheybal got the news
CHANDELIER EARRINGS ARE BACK! Apparently ''The Apple'''s Vladek Sheybal got the news
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Details Release Date: Aug 24, 2004; DVD Release Date: Aug 24, 2004; Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Musical; With: George Gilmour and Catherine Mary Stewart

When Israeli bad genius Menahem Golan’s futuristic schlock-rock/disco musical premiered at a Los Angeles movie palace in 1980, the studio handed out vinyl copies of the soundtrack before the curtain. Halfway through the film, which is horrible but fascinating, people started throwing them at the screen. Philistines! This adorable turkey, so delightfully oblivious to its own awfulness, is a rhinestone-studded song-and-dance extravaganza about a music company that wants to take over the world (''Hey, hey hey/BIM’s all the way!'') and the two fresh-faced folkies from Moose Jaw (''I think it’s in Canada'') whose love makes the most beautiful music of all. If there’s any justice, 2003’s breakout midnight movie will now become America’s newest, greatest cult film sensation.

EXTRAS Just an irresistible trailer. But as part of something called ''Summer Movie Madness,'' MGM is releasing The Apple alongside a slew of other good bad movies, including the Cher vehicle ''Chastity,'' ''Roller Boogie,'' which stars an exorcised Linda Blair, and ''Zachariah,'' featuring ''Eight Is Enough'' dad Dick Van Patten as ''the Dude.''

Originally posted Aug 20, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints
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