Poison

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After a small re-release in theaters, this wildly original gay classic from 1991 is finally coming back to DVD in an all new must-own edition! If you haven't seen it, we highly reccommend you place an order. It's not for all tastes, but it's history and reputation make it an absolute must-see!

Reasons to Buy

  1. This is a very early work from beloved gay filmmaker Todd Haynes - who went on to make Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far from Heaven, I'm Not There, and the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce."
  2. Highly controversial at the time of its release, Poison was one of the films to launch the "New Queer Cinema" movement of the '90s.
  3. Though it's strange, fragmented nature won't please all audiences, this is still an absolute must-see! If you're a gay film fanatic who has not seen Poison, you haven't really done your homework.

DVD Features

Sundance Film Festival Q & A with Todd Haynes, Producer Christine Vachon and Executive Producer James Schamus, For the 20th 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-The-Scenes Polaroids by Kelly Reichardy _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 Trialer
16-Page Booklet with Archival Press Kit Documents, J. Hoberman's Original Village Voice Review and More!

Information

  • Director: Todd Haynes
  • Producer: Christine Vachon
  • Writer: Todd Haynes
  • Length: 1 hrs. 25 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Jun 21 2011
  • Added: Jun 24 2011
  • Production Year: 1991
  • TLA SKU: 1578454
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 795975113533
  • Catalog #: DV1146863

Reviews

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In-House Review - Apr 06 2011
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this amazingly self-assured early feature by director Haynes proved to be quite a controversial work upon its release. Interweaving three seemingly unconnected stories, each with its own i... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"Poison" is finally available on DVD and we at least get a chance to see it again. "Poison" consists of three stories of sex and violence. "Hero" is the story of 7 year old Ritchie who kills his father and flees and we see what leads up to the event.... Read More

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