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

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CRI DVD POL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD POLYESTER    Check Shelf
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
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.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
stamping rdapm
Description auditory captions
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection 995.
Criterion collection ; 995.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 wide screen (1.85:1); Dolby digital monaural.
Language In English.
Note Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Cast Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators.
Credits Director of photography, David Insley ; editor, Charles Roggero ; music, Chris Stein, Michael Kamen.
Note Originally released as motion picture in 1981.
Summary 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.
Note 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.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Subject Housewives -- United States -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families -- Drama.
Dysfunctional families. (OCoLC)fst01728523
Housewives. (OCoLC)fst00962210
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Comedy films. (OCoLC)fst01710291
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Subculture films. (OCoLC)fst01710355
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Subculture films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author 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, Dave (Cinematographer), director of photography.
Roggero, Charles, editor of moving image work.
New Line Productions, Inc., production company.
Added Title Container of (work): Polyester (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681436395
Standard No. 715515234917
Music No. CC3068D The Criterion Collection
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