The Hot Sheet
BY Advocate.com Editors
September 24 2010 11:00 AM ET
The Exorcist on Blu-Ray — Director William Friedkin’s best-known film (he’s known among gay audiences for directing The Boys in the Band and Cruising) gets benefits from tons of added bonuses on this two-disc set, including the film’s director’s cut, a feature-length documentary on the making of the movie, and commentary from Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty. The film, of course, stands the test of time — it’s a true classic at a time of the year when the cheap imitations get dumped into theaters.
Pretty Maids All in a Row — Rock Hudson stars as a randy gym coach who seduces his students in another campy cinematic time capsule from Barbarella director Roger Vadim — this one a pitch-black high school murder comedy from 1971. Roddy McDowall, Telly Savalas, and Angie Dickinson costar and deliver some of the most sexually provocative and risible dialogue of the era.
Score — Respected exploitation director Radley Metzger became one of the first filmmakers to explore bisexual relationships in this adaptation of an off-Broadway play that starred Sylvester Stallone. The uncensored version of the film contains several minutes of gay sex scenes between actors Gerald Grant and Cal Culver that were excised during the film’s initial release in 1972.
Oceans — Disney Nature’s slate of documentary films have make for some stunning home viewing, and none quite so much as the French made Oceans, which explores the earth’s five oceans and looks every bit as rich as the estimated $60 million price tag. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, whose voice is the perfect companion for some of the most beautiful footage you’re likely to see all year.