Kritzerland is proud to present a new soundtrack CD release – the 35th Anniversary Edition of
THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel
The “bright, bawdy, gleefully naughty” (Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News) The First Nudie Musical comes to CD in honor of its 35th anniversary. In this outrageously hilarious spoof that has become a cult classic, a desperate young filmmaker tries to rescue his studio by making a porno musical.
“CHOCKFUL OF YOUTHFUL TALENT, SPICED BY OUTRAGEOUSNESS AND SPARKED BY INVENTION. THE THREE STARS ARE SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE. CINDY WILLIAMS IS ENCHANTING. KIMMEL IS THE ULTIMATE APPEALING SCHNOOK. FRESH AND FUNNY AND FUNKY. MADE FOR ABOUT 1 PERCENT OF THE BUDGET FOR ‘NEW YORK, NEW YORK,’ AND A HUNDRED TIMES FUNNIER AND MORE PERCEPTIVE. IT’S THE ‘STAR WARS’ OF NUDIE MUSICALS!”
Judith Crist, New York Post
Filled with toe-tapping musical numbers, such as “Lesbian, Butch, Dyke,” “Orgasm,” and the classic “Dancing Dildos,” The First Nudie Musical has it all – a hotshot producer (Stephen Nathan), his wisecracking secretary (Cindy Williams), a bumbling director (Bruce Kimmel), scheming investors, a prima donna leading lady (Alexandra Morgan), a Cuban spitfire (Diana Canova), and a group of aspiring actors struggling to make a movie musical against all odds.
“ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOVIES OF THE YEAR!”
— Joseph Gelmis, Newsday
Originally released by Paramount Pictures in 1976, the film garnered excellent reviews but in a bit of unfortunate timing, Cindy Williams’ series, Laverne and Shirley (also produced by Paramount) went on the air and became a family-hour smash. After a year, the film was purchased by another distributor in New York and, in 1977, The First Nudie Musical re-opened and was reborn, again garnering mostly rave reviews, playing exclusively in one theater for over three months, and, in its first week of wide release, becoming the fourth highest grossing film in the United States (right under Star Wars and The Spy Who Loved Me). The film became one of the first cable hits, playing on various pay cable stations all throughout the 1980s, and during that time the video was released and also became a best-seller, making the Billboard chart.
“A BAWDY BONANZA OF LAUGHS… A TUNEFUL, COMIC SLEEPER!” — After Dark Magazine
“SIDE SPLITTING. CINDY WILLIAMS IS PERFECT.” — WABC TV
The 35th anniversary edition of The First Nudie Musical contains the original soundtrack recording as well as the newly arranged soundtrack to Nick Redman’s documentary, From Dollars To Donuts: An Undressing Of The First Nudie Musical, which have the Nudie songs arranged by Grant Geissman, composer of Two-And-A-Half Men and Mike and Molly. The booklet contains liner notes by Nick Redman and Bruce Kimmel.
The price is $19.98, plus shipping. The street date is November 5 but preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship early (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).
THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED COPIES ORDERED AT KRITZERLAND WILL BE SIGNED BY COMPOSER/LYRICIST BRUCE KIMMEL.