David Bowie's most forgiving fans should know that Just a Gigolo is being released on Blu-ray for the first time

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      "Just a Gigolo" isn't just an old song from the 1920s that became the first half of that wacky David Lee Roth music video from 1985.

      It's also a movie from 1978 that starred David Bowie, was directed by David Hemmings, and featured the final film role by screen legend Marlene Dietrich.

      By all accounts it isn't a great movie. It was panned by critics and audiences alike, and Bowie himself described it as "my 32 Elvis Presley movies rolled into one".

      But Bowie completists might want to know that on June 29 it is being released on Blu-ray for the first time, along with a 32-page booklet and bonus features like "The Making of Gigolo" with producer-cowriter Joshua Sinclair and audio commentary by director's assistant Rory MacLean.

      Bowie portrays a Prussian officer who returns home to Berlin after being injured in the final explosion of the First World War and finds work as a gigolo in a brothel run by Dietrich's character. (The two superstars never actually met. Her two scenes were filmed in Paris and edited into his Berlin-shot scenes.) 

      Dietrich reportedly received a quarter-million dollars for two days' work.

      Whatever Bowie got paid, it wasn't enough.

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