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Watch: NSFW New Re-Release Trailer for Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls'

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August 1, 2016
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Showgirls Re-Release Trailer

"You're out there on stage, hoping on a spot, someone gets in your way - step on ’em." Pathe is planning a 4K restoration re-release of the cult classic, critically-panned film from Paul Verhoeven that killed his career in Hollywood - Showgirls. To announce the upcoming re-release in theaters as well as on Blu-ray and VOD, they've unveiled a new trailer for the film which starred Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle Maclachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer and Robert Davi. Showgirls actually received the "NC-17" rating for "nudity and erotic sexuality throughout", perhaps because Verhoeven was given final cut after the success of Basic Instinct and didn't hold back, and it bombed at the box office. This trailer is obviously NSFW with nudity throughout, but that should be expected. Perhaps there are a few devoted Verhoeven fans out there.

Here's the new restored re-release trailer for Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, direct from Pathe's YouTube:

Showgirls

Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. Showgirls was directed by acclaimed Dutch director Paul Verhoeven back in 1995, after he made Basic Instinct, and was infamously known as the film that killed his career in Hollywood. It ended up receiving a total of seven Golden Raspberry Awards for 1995, including Worst Picture and Worst Director. Despite dismal reviews and the negativity during release, the film has earned a kind of cult following in the years since. Pathe in France will be re-releasing Showgirls as a 4K restoration in theaters starting September 14th this fall. For more details on the French re-release, visit their website. No word if it will be hitting US theaters again. Anyone want to see this on the big screen?

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  • but why..?
    • DAVIDPD
      It's trash classic.
    • because boobs!
      • grimjob
        Not just boobs, Jesse Spano boobs!
        • The girl whose career was ruined by Paul Verhoeven. As a trivia, Charlize theron was supposed to take the role, but was dismissed when she did the casting.
          • grimjob
            I did not know that. I wonder if it would have had the same effect on her career. Probably a good thing she didn't get it.
          • It would have probably ruined her starting career. she was 20 or so at this time, and without any experience. Thank god, she did Monster few years later.
  • DAVIDPD
    One of the few films most often viewed in ten minute increments.
    • TheOct8pus
      Certain scenes....
  • Such an odd movie.
  • Charles Knowlton
    Oh agent Cooper say it ain't so.
  • grimjob
    I would rather have a re-release of Total Recall. Or RoboCop. Or Starship Troopers. Damn he was awesome.
    • shiboleth
      Oh yeah, Starship Troopers was interesting. Totally agree on that one,sir ...
      • Bo
        Can't say I agree with you on this one, shiboleth. I find Paul V.'s American films just junk, although I did find Basic Instinct amusing. I first became aware of him with his Soldier of Orange with Rutger Hauer in 1977 which was a very good film. I then saw his film, Spetters while in London in 1980 and liked that as well. When he came to Hollywood and started making movies for the studios I felt he lost his way. None of them worked for me and their satirical nature didn't resonate; I thought them silly. He has since made some good films upon returning to and working in European-made films. Black Book was excellent and his newest, Elle, I have yet to see, but have heard it's terrific. Elle stars Isabelle Huppert, one of my favorites so I'm anxiously waiting for the opportunity to see it. Anyway...Just my two cents worth of opinion here...lol...Cheers.
        • shiboleth
          Hey Bo! Well I did find some sarcasm in it. The whole idea was quite good at showing where organized and intense violence of states lead. I didn't watch it for some 'action', I watched it for representation of shallow world devoid of social and civil sense people don't want to see. Anyway, I like films when author, director is trying to invest some symbolic, imaginary and ironic sense in it. And I think that what he was trying to do in American environment. To be honest, my experience was ironizing American interventions in the world in that film ... I think Verhoeven left US because he was not being able freely to do things like that ... And that's why Black Book, for example, is also so good ... Cheers Bo ...
          • Bo
            Thanks for this reply, Shi...do you mind if I shorten to Shi? When I type out your whole name my computer automatically adds another b for a spelling correction and it's been driving me mad having to go back and delete the extra b...lol...so Shi is is unless you hate me doing that...please let me know. So, back to Verhoeven. I've never understood why people like Showgirls or Troopers...but your explanation as to why you do was enlightening. I seriously doubt that the masses enjoy them for the same reason(s) you do as there is a depth and intelligence within your enjoyment I just don't think possible for the typical herd mentality. I could be wrong...lol...although I don't think so...lol.. Like I said, I like his European-made films and am much looking forward to Elle as it has stirred up some controversy regarding Huppert being raped her behavior afterwards...right up my alley that kind of risk taking. Like I also said, I've always loved her work. Take care.
          • shiboleth
            Hey Bo, shi... is quite all right. Don't worry about it. It' snot really my name, but it helps on the internet. So I guess Bo is also some version of something. Or not. Anyway it's good for me. As for the reading or watching Verhoeven. Well, thanks for you appreciation, but I have to separate Showgirls from Starship Troopers since Showgirls was quite exploitative piece of indulgence I saw in passing. At some point I felt some embarrassment since that film relatively soon became ridiculous. As for the hidden meaning and other masses of people. Well, I can't help that since I always differed from those when it came to interpret watching movies. Or reading books. Or anything, I guess ... Yeah, I also have to see Elle, but there is so many things to see. But I hope I'll manage to catch it at some point and we can talk about it here ... Cheers Bo ...
          • Bo
            Yea, me too Shi. I don't think Elle has been released yet here in L.A., but I'm looking' for it...keepin' an eye out and when it comes I'll be on it. I've read some very good things about it. Later gator...and Bo it is...here, there, and everywhere...lol...
  • shiboleth
    t was a very strange film. Yeah, a lot of sexy girls, but the whole thing was kinda weird...
    • TheOct8pus
      that's one way to put it....
  • TheOct8pus
    Yay! Now we can rewatch the movie that destroyed Elizabeth Berkley's career -again! ....while we ogle at her boobs....
    • Lin Group
      Kind of hard to destroy what didn't exist.
      • TheOct8pus
        She was on one of the most popular TV shows at the time and everyone thought she had a promising career - mostly because she was beautiful and wasn't a terrible actress.... Showgirls ensured that her promising career would die a slow humiliating death....
        • Lin Group
          Let's be honest here, she was on a popular kids tv show. Which is vastly different then non-kid tv shows. Like many kids tv shows, some of the actors break out of the kid tv type cast and many don't. She got her one shot and it was crap. Speculation about what she could have been is meaningless if it doesn't come to pass.
          • TheOct8pus
            Sure. But she DID have an acting career before Showgirls. Saved by the bell lasted 4 years or so....short lived, but still a career in showbiz terms.
        • While Verhoeven has his share of responsibility in her career ruin ( he doesn't deny it), a girl knew that she was going to perform 80% of the movie naked, and was ok with that. A girl deserved her fate.
          • TheOct8pus
            That's the part of Showgirls I LIKED!! Whenever she put her clothes back on, I fell back asleep
          • ;D
    • capitandelespacio
      Haven't seen this movie. Is it any good? Does empower women like the Ghostbusters movie?
      • TheOct8pus
        Yes. It empowers women to get out there and show us their boobs!
        • capitandelespacio
          Any good fart jokes?
          • TheOct8pus
            Whenever one of the dancers bends over, there's a fart sound effect
          • capitandelespacio
            I already love this movie!
        • The movie that freed women (from their panties).
  • 4K version of Showgirls....that sounds like it'll "look" good

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