Polyester / Robert Shaye and Michael White presents ; a John Waters film ; New Line Productions ; produced, written & directed by John Waters
- Uniform Title:
- Polyester (Motion picture)
- [New York] : The Criterion Collection, 
- Director-approved special edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Waters, John, 1946-
White, Michael, 1936-2016
Hunter, Tab, 1931-2018
Samson, David, (Actor)
King, Ken, (Actor)
White, Joni Ruth
Kramm, Hans, 1922-2009
Stein, Chris, 1950-
New Line Productions, Inc
- Criterion collection 995
- Language Note:
- In English with optional English subtitles.
- For his first studio picture, 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. 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.
- Sound Characteristics:
5.1 Dolby Digital
- Video File Characteristics:
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Form of work:
- Motion pictures
- Audience Notes:
- Rating: R.
- Originally released as motion picture in 1981.
Features: Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion release of the film; new conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto; new program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators; interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members; archival interviews; deleted scenes and alternate takes; trailer.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Editor, Charles Roggero ; music, Chris Stein, Michael Kamen ; director of photography, David Insley.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson, Mary Garlington, Ken King, Mink Stole, Joni Ruth White, Hans Kramm, Stiv Bators.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1), monaural.
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