Poison

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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

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Release Date
6/21/11 
Studio
Fox Lorber
MPAA Rating
NC17 -- Not for audiences 17 and under
Length
1 hour, 25 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Sundance Film Festival Q&A with Todd Haynes, producer Christine Vachon and executive producer James Schamus, for the 20the anniversary of the film's Grand Jury Prize
  • Archival 1999 audio commentary by Haynes, Vachon, and star/editor James Lyons
  • Original poster concepts and collages by Haynes
  • Behind-th-scenes polaroids by Kelly Reichardt (director of Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy)
  • Last Address, a 2010 short film by Ira Sachs (director of Married Life)
  • Original 1991 U.S. theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
1

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