Polyester R

Filmed in ODORAMA
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 17, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Criterion Collection

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,758
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Only John Waters would think of marrying Douglas Sirk melodrama to William Castle showmanship. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Sep 22, 2019
Rating: B -- Stinks in all the right ways. Full Review
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Polyester is definitely one of Waters's best films, and I highly recommend attending an 'Odorama' screening for a unique night at the movies. Full Review
Electric Sheep
Sep 1, 2014
Rating: 4/5 -- A low-rent version of a Douglas Sirk 1950s soaper, with Divine being dragged through all the paces that might have been the lot of a glossy star of the era. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 21, 2002
Rating: B- -- By standards of Waters' gross-out features, this mildly amusing film is sedate, notable for the casting of fading movie star Tab Hunter and for introducing a gimmick called Odorama, scratch-and-sniff cards. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jun 24, 2012
Rating: 91/100 -- Polyester may be one of the few times when Waters tried to expand his cinematic language at the expense of his usual verbal variety Full Review
DVD Verdict
Aug 22, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- marked a major step for Divine, as it was the first time he was allowed to play a character that deviated from his notorious Divine persona Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Sep 15, 2002

Product Description:

For his first studio picture, filth maestro 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, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. 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 (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Enhanced with Odorama™ technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters' most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore. DIRECTOR-APPROVED DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters • Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion laserdisc release of the film • New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto • New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Dennis Dermody, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Mary Garlington, and Greer Yeaton • Interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members Waters, Divine, Moran, Peranio, Edith Massey, and Van Smith, featuring footage from the making of the film • Archival interviews • Deleted scenes and alternate takes • Trailer • Scratch-and-sniff Odorama™ card • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel

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