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Poison

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Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance
Starring: Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta, Rob LaBelle
Director: Todd Haynes
Plot Synopsis:

Poison is the second feature directed by Todd Haynes, the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven and Carol. It is a groundbreaking American Indie and a trailblazing
landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing
and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly
interweaves a trio of transgressive tales—“Hero,” “Horror” and “Homo”—that build toward a devastating climax. “Hero,” shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; “Horror,” filmed like a delirious ’50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while “Homo” explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by right-wing politicians, Poison is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: June 29th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1991
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:85 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • New introduction by director Todd Haynes
    • Sundance 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
    • Booklet essay by Dennis Lim, Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center
    • Last Address, a short film by Ira Sachs (2010)
    • Original 1991 U.S. theatrical trailer