Joy (Blu-ray) Quality (Slip)


This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 3,000 units.

After virginal teenybopper Joy is assaulted by a trio of burglars, she finds herself in an unexpected predicament: she wants more! Unsatisfied by her prudish and inexperienced boyfriend, Joy sets out across Manhattan to seduce any and every man she can find, while unwittingly setting into motion a wave of female sexual liberation that sends the entire city of New York into an orgiastic frenzy. With pleasure way up and crime way down, everyone is happy, except of course for the NYPD and stuck up Lt. Handcock, who becomes increasingly concerned that all of the carefree sex going on will put him out of a job…

A patently bizarre mix of raucous sex comedy and thoughtful commentary on contemporary mores, with hefty helping of “sticking it” to the man anti-authoritarianism, Joel Bender’s (Gas Pump Girls) debut feature film, JOY, stars Sharon Mitchell (Maniac) in one of her first starring roles along with Crystal Sync (Punk Rock), Richard Bolla (Indecent Exposure), Jake Teague (A Woman’s Torment) and many others. Working from a witty and fast paced script co-authored by Bender, along with slick cinematography and tight editing, JOY is a witty, and unexpectedly heartfelt classic which makes its Blu-ray debut from Quality X, newly restored from its 35mm Interpositive and including a comprehensive slate of exclusive interviews.

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Special Features

Region Free Blu-ray
Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 35mm Interpositive
A brand new audio commentary with director Joel Bender and star Sharon Mitchell, moderated by historian Casey Scott
A brand new audio commentary with star Sharon Mitchell, moderated by Steven Morowitz
Video Interview with actress Sharon Mitchell
Q & A with director Joel Bender and star Sharon Mitchell, recorded at Anthology Film Archives
Theatrical Trailer for Joy
Original Radio Spots
Original Art and Photo Image Gallery
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles




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