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POISON (1991)

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"Imaginative and suggestive... takes you places you haven't been." - NEWSWEEK "Brash and haunting... witty and effective." - NEW YORK TIMES


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Catalogue No. ACC0045
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000455
DVD Release Date 13 Feb 2008
Director TODD HAYNES
Producer Brian Greenbaum, James Schamus, Christine Vachon, Lauren Zalaznick
Cast Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Scott Renderer, James Lyons
Genre HORROR / DRAMA
Rating R18+
Run Time 85 Minutes
Visual Format B&W / Colour
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
Special Features Todd Haynes' rare short film "DOTTIE GETS SPANKED"
Quotes "Imaginative and suggestive... takes you places you haven't been." - NEWSWEEK "Brash and haunting... witty and effective." - NEW YORK TIMES
Awards 1991 - Winner "Grand Juy Prize" - Sundance Film Festival 1991 - Winner "Teddy" - Berlin International Film Festival,

Synopsis
POISON is the celebrated first feature by TODD HAYNES. The film was inspired by the writings of Jean Genet and deftly interweaves three tales - Hero, Horror and Homo - and builds towards a devastating climax.

Hero, shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; Horror, filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is the gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while the lushly photographed Homo explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates.

A runaway theatrical hit and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, which made national headlines and the network news when it was attacked by right-wing minister Donald Wildmon, POISON is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.
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