John Waters – Pink Flamingos [Audio Commentary] (1972)

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John Waters does the best commentary tracks in the business. Yes, better than Bruce Campbell. He is engaging, lively, witty, self-deprecating, revealing, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema. The Pink Flamingos commentary track is particularly revelatory, as he delves into the history of the film’s censorship, the court battles he has had to go through (and has never won) to try and get the film shown, and innumerable anecdotes about the cast, crew, and the making of the film. Absolutely invaluable. Continue reading

John Waters – Desperate Living [Audio Commentary] (1977)

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The people at New Line Cinema are well aware of Waters’ expertise at audio commentaries, as their trio of bundled sets attest to. He’s joined on the Desperate Living disc by co-star Liz Renay, who plays the sexpot Muffy St. Jacques. Now 75 years old, this lively and scandalous lady offers some hysterical views on penis size and the nice people she met at Terminal Island, where she was imprisoned for perjury. (Some book publisher needs to offer her a contract for her autobiography!) Among his comments, Waters points out a lot of subliminal details and comically sums up the movie as a “lesbian fairy tale about political corruption.” Continue reading

John Waters – Cry-Baby [Director’s Cut + Extras] (1990)

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This movie is a parody of “Grease”, starring a young Johnny Depp. Allison is a “square” good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for “Cry-Baby”, who has the ability to shed just one tear.This movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who is sent to juvie and his determination to get Allison back. Continue reading

John Waters – The Diane Linkletter Story [+Extras] (1969)

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This improvised film is based on the true-life suicide of TV personality Art Linkletter’s daughter, Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Linkletter fret about their daughter’s recent behavior, which includes taking drugs and dating a lowlife named Jim. Eventually, the parents confront Diane… with tragic consequences. Continue reading

John Waters – Mondo Trasho (1969)

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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of the Virgin Mary, strange chicken-foot grafting operations). Written by Michael Brooke Continue reading

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