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Contributor(s): 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.] | Criterion Collection (Firm) [publisher.] | Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) [presenter.]Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: English Series: Criterion collection ; 995.Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Edition: Director approved Blu-ray special edDescription: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (48 x 33 folded to 12 x 17 cm) and 1 Scratch and Sniff Odorama cardISBN: 9781681436388; 1681436388Subject(s): Housewives -- United States -- Drama | Dysfunctional families -- Drama | Dysfunctional families | Housewives | United StatesGenre/Form: Subculture films. | Comedy films. | Feature films -- United States | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Fiction films. | Comedy films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Fiction films. | Subculture films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Production credits: Director of photography, David Insley ; editor, Charles Roggero ; music, Chris Stein, Michael Kamen.Cast: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators.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.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.

1.85:1 aspect ratio.

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.

MPAA rating: R.

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 widescreen presentation; LPCM mono.

This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players.

In English.

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