Criterion Collection

Polyester - SIGNED

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Criterion Collection

Polyester - SIGNED

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For his first studio picture, filth maestro 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, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama.

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 (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter).

Enhanced with Odorama™ technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters’ most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion laserdisc release of the film
  • New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto
  • New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Dennis Dermody, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Mary Garlington, and Greer Yeaton
  • Interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members Waters, Divine, Moran, Peranio, Edith Massey, and Van Smith, featuring footage from the making of the film
  • Archival interviews
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel

NOTE: Copies of this movie come signed by John Waters, so they are not shrink-wrapped.

Starring: Divine / Tab Hunter / Edith Massey / David Samson / Mary Garlington
Director: John Waters
Studio: Criterion Collection
Running Time: 86 mins.
Size: 5 x 7.5
Notes: DVD/Blu-Ray, Special Edition, Criterion, copies come signed by John Waters
Release Date: September 17, 2019