Polyester / Warner Bros. Prictures ; Robert Shaye and Michael White present ; a John Waters film ; New Line Productions ; produced, written & directed by John Waters
DVD | The Criterion Collection | 2019 | Director-approved DVD special edition.

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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
color
stamping
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
Genre/Form
Added Author
Waters, John, 1946-
Shaye, Robert,
White, Michael, 1936-2016,
Divine, 1945-1988,
Hunter, Tab, 1931-2018,
Massey, Edith,
Samson, David (Actor),
Garlington, Mary,
King, Ken (Actor),
Stole, Mink,
White, Joni Ruth,
Kramm, Hans, 1922-2009,
Bators, Stiv,
Stein, Chris, 1950-
Kamen, Michael,
Insley, David,
Roggero, Charles,
New Line Productions, Inc.,
Added Title
Container of (work): Polyester (Motion picture)
ISBN
9781681436395
1681436396
Standard No.
715515234917
Music No.
CC3068D The Criterion Collection
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