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Poison

Format: DVD     Release Date: 10/26/1999
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This film has become infamous thanks to the efforts of the Rev. Donald Wildmon, who publicly questioned the fact that NEA dollars were spent on this "filth." While Wildmon's point was certainly overstated, this debut feature from Todd Haynes is quite disturbing. The Poison in question is sex, and its toxic effects are explored in three segments which have been shuffled together like a deck of cards. "Hero" is a pseudo-documentary about a seven-year-old boy who shoots his father and then ascends into the sky. "Horror" is a mad-scientist story filmed like a Roger Corman "B"-movie. The scientist in question has managed to distill the essence of the human sex drive into a test tube. When he inadvertently drinks it, he turns into a leprous monster, terrorizing the city. "Homo" is a gay love story set in a prison. All three segments are based on the writings of Jean Genet. ~ John Voorhees, Rovi

Scene Access

0. Scene Access
1. Police, Open Up! [:02]
2. Eureka, I Did It! [1:07]
3. Love Comes Slyly [:34]
4. What Happened to Your Face? [3:33]
5. Out for a Walk [3:08]
6. The Leper Murderer [5:05]
7. Don't Blame Yourself [1:28]
8. The Chase [4:10]
9. A Menace to the Community [2:11]
10. Make Yourself Visible [1:04]
11. True or False [2:43]
12. June 3rd, 1985 [4:33]
13. A Gift from God [2:02]
14. A Complicated Boy [1:47]
15. Parkstreet Elementary [2:40]
16. A Wild Animal [1:27]
17. You're the Dad [4:33]
18. An Angel of Judgement [4:33]
19. José, the Gardener [4:18]
20. Oh God, It's Ritchie [1:38]
21. Flight [5:16]
22. The Thief [2:13]
23. Fontenal [:35]
24. My Deliverance [1:20]
25. An Imaginary Life [2:26]
26. Scars [:44]
27. The Biggest Fruit in the Joint [:47]
28. Embracing Prison Life [1:10]
29. A Transformation [:48]
30. What's Wrong with You [6:45]
31. I'm Yours, You're Mine [3:13]
32. Jailbreak [:37]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: October 26, 1999
  • MPAA Rating: NC17
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • Length: 85 minutes
  • Sound: Monaural
  • Format: Pan & Scan
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • UPC: 720917514826
  • Product ID: 1009924
  • Genre: Drama

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