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Polyester / Warner Bros. Prictures ; Robert Shaye and Michael White present ; a John Waters film ; New Line Productions ; produced, written & directed by John Waters.

Waters, John, 1946- (film producer,, screenwriter,, film director.). Shaye, Robert, (film producer.). White, Michael, 1936-2016 (film producer.). Divine, 1945-1988 (actor.). Hunter, Tab, 1931-2018 (actor.). Massey, Edith, (actor.). Samson, David (Actor), (actor.). Garlington, Mary, (actor.). King, Ken (Actor), (actor.). Stole, Mink, (actor.). White, Joni Ruth, (actor.). Kramm, Hans, 1922-2009 (actor.). Bators, Stiv, (actor.). Stein, Chris, 1950- (composer (expression)). Kamen, Michael, (composer (expression)). Insley, David, (director of photography.). Roggero, Charles, (editor of moving image work.). New Line Productions, Inc., (production company.). Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators. (Cast).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781681436395
  • ISBN: 1681436396
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (48 x 33 folded to 12 x 19 cm) and 1 Scratch and Sniff Odorama card.
  • Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1981.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion release of the film; new conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto; Sniffing out polyester: new program (outtakes from the 2014 documentary I am Divine), featuring interviews with Waters collaborators; Dreamland memories: interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members; 4 archival interviews; deleted scenes and alternate takes; trailer; Featurette with John Waters explaining the Odoroma card; Featurette with John Waters explaining "No smoking in this theater"; Scratch and Sniff Odorama card. Plus: an essay on a poster.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, David Insley ; editor, Charles Roggero ; music, Chris Stein, Michael Kamen.
Participant or Performer:
Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators.
Summary, etc.:
For his first studio picture, John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart, until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 wide screen (1.85:1); Dolby digital monaural.
Language:
In English.
Subject: Housewives > United States > Drama.
Dysfunctional families > Drama.
Genre: Subculture films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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