During the late ’70s, David Bowie retreated to West Berlin to make his albums Heroes and Low. But he wasn’t always stuck inside a recording studio with Brian Eno during this time. He also made a movie. Just A Gigolo was his follow up performance to The Man Who Fell To Earth. But instead of playing an alien, Bowie was a Prussian solider who finds getting a job rather hard in the post-World War I era. He ends up being an escort to ladies in battered capital of Germany. The film marked the final screen appearance of Marlene Dietrich. Just A Gigolo is coming out on Blu-ray in June. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with the bonus features:
|SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTS|
JUST A GIGOLO
ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL
JUNE 29, 2021
Starring David Bowie and Film Legend Marlene Dietrich, In Her Final Role
Los Angeles, CA –On June 29, 2021, Shout! Factory proudly presents Just a Gigolo on Blu-ray for the first time. The film will also be available on DVD, on digital and on demand the same day.
The drama starring David Bowie has been newly remastered from original sources, presenting the film for the first time ever in high definition. The release comes complete with a 32-page booklet and with bonus features including The Making of Gigolo with Producer/Writer Joshua Sinclair and Assistant to the Director Rory MacLean, as well as audio commentary with Rory MacLean. Fans can pre-order their copies from shoutfactory.com now.
Paul von Przygodski (David Bowie), a young Prussian gentleman, arrives in the trenches in time to be caught in the final explosion of the Great War. After recuperating in a military hospital, where he is mistaken for a French hero, he returns to Berlin. His family home has been turned into a boarding house, his father (Rudolf Schündler) is paralyzed, and his mother (Maria Schell) is working in the Turkish baths. Attempting to find a new purpose, his childhood friend, Cilly (Sydne Rome), abandons him for fame and fortune; his former commanding officer, Captain Kraft (David Hemmings), tries to persuade him to join his right-wing movement and a widow, Helga von Kaiserling (Kim Novak), briefly seduces him with the finer things in life. In a society where the individual comes first and anyone can be bought, he is recruited by Baroness von Semering (Marlene Dietrich) as one in her regiment of gigolos. The cynical and decadent world of entertaining rich widows leads an increasingly disillusioned Paul to a poignant, chilling end.
|About Shout! Factory|
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operaates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.