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Pink flamingos

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Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2022]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (8 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 17 cm.)


MPAA rating: NC-17; for a wide range of perversions in explicit detail.


"John Waters made bad taste perversely transcendent with the forever shocking counterculture sensation Pink Flamingos, his most infamous and daring cinematic transgression. Outré diva Divine is iconic as the wanted criminal hiding out with her family of degenerates in a trailer outside Baltimore while reveling in her tabloid notoriety as the 'Filthiest Person Alive.' When a pair of sociopaths with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability."--Container.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; DIVINE TRASH, a feature-length 1998 documentary by Steve Yeager about Waters and the making of PINK FLAMINGOS ; two audio commentaries featuring Waters, from the 1997 Criterion laserdisc and the 2001 DVD release ; new conversation between Waters and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch ; tour of the film's Baltimore locations, led by Waters ; deleted scenes and alternate takes trailer.

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