It's 1962 and Tracy Turnblad has the largest bouffant on the block. She also has all the right moves to be on the local dance show and win the crown of Miss Auto Show as well as the ex-steady of Amber the snooty reigning princess. But Amber is not too happy and has other plans for Tracy.
For his first studio picture, filth maestro 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, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. 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 (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Enhanced with Odorama technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters' most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore. Director-approved Special Edition Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion laserdisc release of the film New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Dennis Dermody, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Mary Garlington, and Greer Yeaton Interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members Waters, Divine, Moran, Peranio, Edith Massey, and Van Smith, featuring footage from the making of the film Archival interviews Deleted scenes and alternate takes Trailer Scratch-and-sniff Odorama card Plus: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel
He's a doll. He's a dreamboat. He's a delinquent. Cry Baby finally makes it to DVD for the first time! Cult director John Waters goes mainstream (well sort of) in this send-up of 1950s teen melodramas. Heart-throb Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a glamorous delinquent who heads a gang of hoods known as the Drapes. Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker (Depp) is the coolest toughest hood in his Baltimore high school. His ability to shed one single tear drives all the
The gloriously grotesque second feature directed by JOHN WATERS (Hairspray) is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema's most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Waters' native Baltimore, with the filmmaker taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show mounted by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life DIVINE (Pink Flamingos), out for blood after discovering her lover's affair. Starring Waters' beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders (including DAVID LOCHARY, MARY VIVIAN PEARCE, MINK STOLE, SUSAN LOWE, GEORGE FIGGS, and COOKIE MUELLER), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of good taste for decades. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New audio commentary featuring Waters New interviews with cast and crew members Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe and George Figgs PLUS: An essay by critic Linda Yablonsky and more!
John Waters is back with another hilarious comedy about carnal lust, convenience stores and Baltimore!
Off-the-wall director John Waters latest movie stars Melanie Griffith as the Hollywood star kidnapped by underground filmmakers and forced to star in their latest low budget movie!
John Waters expands the definition of female trouble in this mutant tribute to good-girl-gone-bad drive-in melodramas. The girl is, of course, cross-dressing cult icon Divine, Waters's plus-sized muse. Divine is at her most gleefully outrageous as teenage brat Dawn Davenport, who runs away from home and into a life of wanton hedonism all because she didn't get cha-cha heels for Christmas. Almost immediately she's molested by a sleazy motorcycle thug (also played by Divine--is this Waters's idea of "love thyself"?), but she doesn't let motherhood interfere with her plans of stardom and turns herself into an unlikely fashion statement in an apocalyptic fashion show. Waters's fourth feature, a follow-up to the midnight movie hit Pink Flamingos, is just as cinematically primitive and even more gleefully vulgar, right down to the electric climax of Dawn's road to everlasting fame. --Sean Axmaker
Director John Waters puts a twist on the everyday mediocrity of suburban life in the hilarious satire Seria Mom. See Kathleen Turner like never before as Beverly Sutphin the seemingly perfect homemaker who will stop at nothing to rid the neighbourhood of anyone failing to live up to her moral code. Serial Mom is a killer comedy that will take you over the edge with laughter!
Meet Francine Fishpaw (Divine) tortured suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband a pregnant teenage daughter and a son with a foot-stomping fetish Francine smells trouble around every corner. That is until she meets and falls madly in love with Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter). Also starring Edith Massey as Cuddles Francine's best friend and Mink Stole as the husband's mistress.
Cult director John Waters goes mainstream (well sort of) in this send-up of 1950s teen melodramas. Heart-throb Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a glamorous delinquent who heads a gang of hoods known as the Drapes. Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker (Depp) is the coolest toughest hood in his Baltimore high school. His ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane). A beautiful rich square Allison finds herself drawn into the world of Cry-Baby and his drape pals. Their star-crossed romance sets off a rumble between the warring factions and Cry-Baby ends up doing time in reform school... Will Allison still be there for him when he gets out? Cry Baby is chock-full of rock 'n roll and Waters' usual cavalcade of eccentric celebrities; including Patty Hearst Iggy Pop and - former porn star - Traci Lords.
John Waters' unique brand of humor comes to DVD in Hairspray, starring Ricki Lake, Divine and Sonny Bono.
Cecil (Stephen Dorff) is a radical young (and arguably insane) filmmaker whose motive for creating his art stems from a violent dissatisfaction with the pandering product produced by Hollywood. Cecil and his gang of film terrorists, the Sprocket Holes (each has a tattoo of the name of their favorite director), kidnap spoiled superstar Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith) at the Baltimore premiere of her new film with the intention of forcing her to star in their antistudio opus Raving Beauty. When Honey sees the street credibility she gets from her association with Cecil's terrorist antics however, she no longer has to be forced to participate in the Sprocket Holes' outlandish schemes...
The Notebook (Dir. Nick Cassavetes) (2004): A sweeping love story told by a man reading from his faded notebook (James Garner) to a woman in a nursing home (Gena Rowlands - real-life mother of Nick Cassavetes). 'The Notebook' follows the lives of two North Carolina teens from very different worlds (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams). Though her upbringing takes place in an antebellum mansion and he grew up in the kind of house where musicians strum on the porch that doesn't stop Noah and Allie from spending one incredible summer together before they are separated first by her parents and then by WWII. After the war is over everything is different. Allie is engaged to a successful businessman and Noah lives alone with his 200-year-old house that he lovingly restores. But when Allie reads a newspaper article about Noah's handiwork. She knows that she's got to find him and make a decision once and for all about the path her life - and her love - must take... August Rush (Dir. Kirsten Sheridan) (2007): August Rush tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square but are soon torn apart leaving in their wake an infant August Rush orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams) August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. Hairspray (Dir. John Waters) (1987): It's 1962 and Tracy Turnblad has the largest bouffant on the block. She also has all the right moves to be on the local dance show and win the crown of Miss Auto Show as well as the ex-steady of Amber the snooty reigning princess. But Amber is not too happy and has other plans for Tracy.
Pecker (1998): Pecker, a sandwich shop clerk, takes photos of his rather odd family and friends and nobody thinks anything of them until one day a New York art dealer discovers his work and makes him famous. Is this what Pecker really wants? Another quirky entry from cult director John Waters. Hairspray (1987): It's 1962 and Tracy Turnblad has the largest bouffant on the block. She also has all the right moves to be on the local dance show and win the crown of Miss Auto Show, a...
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