Multiple Maniacs

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Multiple Maniacs
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 21, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters
    • New Audio commentary featuring Waters
    • New interviews with cast and crew members Pat Moran, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, George Figgs, and Vincent Peranio
    • New video essay by scholar Gary Needham
    • Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 20


User Ratings: 1,326
[Waters] tips his hat to Tod Browning's FREAKS and to the Manson Family, while simultaneously exploring the blasphemous outer limits of his Catholicism.
Hollywood Reporter
Aug 1, 2016
This genial, sometimes literally obscene mess is strictly recommended to hard-core John Waters fans. Full Review
Film Journal International
Aug 5, 2016
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Waters has a hard time figuring out where to point the camera in any given shot or how to keep his actors in focus, but he never loses sight, for even a moment, of his ultimate goal, which is to shock the world and crack himself up at the same time. Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Mar 29, 2017
Rating: 3.5/4 -- For all its ostensible unpleasantness, Multiple Maniacs is cheapo, indie, queer American cinema at its most adversarial and thrillingly vicious. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Aug 5, 2016
Rating: 3/5 -- Multiple Maniacs is a subversive movie atrocity that cries out to be seen to be believed. Enjoy. Full Review
Dog and Wolf
Nov 19, 2018
Rating: A+ -- "Multiple Maniacs" wallows in perversion for perversion's sake because that's what it's there for. You can fight the ideas, but you can't fight the feelings that John Waters puts out there because his respect for filth runs so deep. Full Review
Mar 26, 2017
Rating: 3/5 -- More than forty-five years after it made its bow on Baltimore's underground scene, this cult classic's trashy profanity retains its spark. Full Review
Jun 7, 2019

Product Description:

In this cult classic par excellence, Waters' first "talkie," Divine and her boyfriend run a traveling freak show called "The Cavalcade of Perversion" - and that it is. Infamous for its scene with the violent and unpredictable "Lobstora."

Plot Synopsis:

An early effort by cult filmmaker John Waters. This black comedy follows the members of a freak show as they travel around the country robbing and murdering their audiences. The movie represents your only chance to see everybody's favorite transvestite -- Divine -- being raped by a 15-foot lobster.


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  • UPC: 715515194914
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