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Female trouble / Dreamland Films presents ; written, directed and filmed by John Waters ; a Dreamland production.

Publication:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
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Edition:
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Series:
Criterion collection ; 929.
The Criterion collection ; 929
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Standardized Title:
Female trouble (Motion picture).
Subjects:
Female offenders -- Drama.
Women murderers -- Drama.
Runaway teenagers -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and the hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.66.1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0.
digital
optical
monaural
1.0 Dolby Digital
widescreen (1.66:1)
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
"Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence. Divine, director John Waters' larger-than-life muse, engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport, the living embodiment of the film's lurid mantra, 'Crime is beauty,' who progresses from a teenage nightmare hell-bent on getting cha-cha heels for Christmas to a fame monster whose egomaniacal impuses land her in the electric chair. Shot in Waters' native Baltimore on 16 mm, with a cast drawn from his beloved troupe of regulars, the Dreamlanders (including Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), this film--the director's favorite of his work with Divine--comes to life through the tinsel-toned vision of production designer Vincent Peranio and costume designer/makeup artist Van Smith. An endlessly quotable fan favorite, Female Trouble offers up perverse pleasures that never fail to satisfy"--Container.
Participant:
Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Susan Walsh, Michael Potter, Ed Peranio, Paul Swift, George Figgs, Susan Lowe.
Credits:
Costumes and makeup by Van Smith; sets by Vincent Peranio; editors, Charles Roggero, John Waters.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1974.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters; Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters; New conversation between Waters and critic Dennis Lim; New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Hilary Taylor, and Van Smith; Interview from 1975 featuring Waters and cast members Divine, Stole, and David Lochary; Deleted scenes and alternate takes; Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary footage by Steve Yeager; Spare me your morals / by Ed Halter (in accompanying booklet).
Contributor:
Waters, John, 1946- film director, film producer, screenwriter, director of photography, editor of moving image work.
Roggero, Charles, editor of moving image work.
Divine, 1945-1988, actor.
Lochary, David, 1944-1977, actor.
Pearce, Mary Vivian, actor.
Stole, Mink, actor.
Massey, Edith, actor.
Mueller, Cookie, actor.
Walsh, Susan, 1948-2009, actor.
Potter, Michael (Actor), actor.
Peranio, Ed, actor.
Swift, Paul, 1934-1994, actor.
Figgs, George, 1947- actor.
Lowe, Susan, 1948- actor.
Dreamland Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:
9781681434575
1681434571
OCLC:
1035718914
Publisher Number:
715515216715
CC2901D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2901D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc one)
CC2901D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc two)