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
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 -- 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: B -- For newbies, this is the ideal place to start. Just do your best to pretend you're seeing it somewhere that isn't directly adjacent to a Jamba Juice. Full Review
AV Club
Aug 3, 2016
[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
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 -- 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
Rating: 3/5 -- Only John Waters could stage a Charles Manson-style slaughter then think: "This could really do with a giant-lobster rape scene to spruce it up." Full Review
Feb 16, 2017

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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