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New to Streaming: ‘T2: Trainspotting, Bong Joon Ho, ‘Mimosas,’ ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ and More

16 June 2017 4:49 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)

That there’s a fair chance you’ve never seen Daughters of the Dust — full disclosure: I am among these people — should be taken as a failure of distribution and exposure, not the film’s quality and impact. There’s also a fair chance that the closest you’ve really come to Julie Dash‘s 1991 film is Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which paid a direct visual tribute that, »

- The Film Stage

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Interview: Actress Mink Stole Reflects on Her Career and Serial Mom

8 May 2017 4:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, Scream Factory is releasing a fantastic Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for John Waters’ subversive domestic comedy, Serial Mom, which follows a well-meaning mother (Kathleen Turner) who embarks on a murderous rampage after she finds out that certain folks are out to harm certain members of her loving family. In Serial Mom, frequent Waters collaborator Mink Stole stars as Dottie Hinkle, the bane of Turner’s character’s existent and tormented victim of her malicious sense of humor.

To celebrate the brand new Blu from Scream Factory, Daily Dead had the pleasure of speaking with Stole about her career, from starting out with Waters during the 1960s through her experiences on a variety of his other cinematic projects, including Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and, of course, Serial Mom. Stole also reflected about her time on the set of Waters’ 1994 dark comedy, working with Turner and more.

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- Heather Wixson

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“Can You Make All Your Money Back Just Showing on TV Every Mother’s Day?”: John Waters on Serial Mom

25 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

The last couple of months have been good ones for John Waters fans. Last month Criterion put out a gorgeous restoration of the director’s first truly great film, Multiple Maniacs, and on May 9 Shout Factory is set to release Serial Mom, a movie Waters made 24 years after Multiple Maniacs with the full resources of Hollywood at his disposal. A hilariously provocative riff on the true crime genre, Serial Mom follows suburban wife and mom Beverly (Kathleen Turner) as she’s driven insane by everything from loud gum chewing to women wearing white after Labor Day; a pristine overseer of […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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Camp John Waters Invites You to Sing Karaoke and Play Bloody Mary Bingo With the ‘Pink Flamingos’ Director

22 April 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Never change, John Waters. The singular writer/director — whose 71st birthday it happens to be today — has announced the weekend-long Camp John Waters, an “adult summer camp” being held in Kent, Connecticut from September 22-24. Tickets aren’t cheap (they range from $499-$599), but they do prove a unique opportunity to spend three days with the man responsible for “Pink Flamingos” and other divine oddities.

Read More: ‘Feud’: John Waters on Becoming William Castle and His Love of Great Gimmicks

In addition to traditional summer-camp activities, the one-of-a-kind event will also entail watching not only Waters’ movies but also his one-man show, performing karaoke to “Hairspray,” playing Bloody Mary Bingo and enjoying scotch and cigars — which is to say, exactly the kind of wholesome pastimes you’d expect of the “Cry-Baby” and “Multiple Maniacs” director.

Read More: John Waters Wants You to Wreck Things From the Inside in ‘Make Trouble’ Book Trailer — Watch

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- Michael Nordine

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Multiple Maniacs, Dead or Alive, House and House II: The Second Story: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations

14 April 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Shock value in cinema is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to posterity; what scandalizes one generation often seems mild to the next, while images and dialogue that might have seemed innocuous in another era – particularly when it comes to attitudes about race, gender, and sex – can come across as abhorrent to audiences discovering them in a different cultural context. Two genuinely transgressive films, movies that were shocking when they came out and are shocking now, are newly available in generously appointed Blu-ray editions: John WatersMultiple Maniacs (1970) and Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive (1999). Waters […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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Criterion Now – Episode 12 – Multiple Maniacs, VHS Collecting, Actors in Film

12 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Aaron, Eric and Mark talk about Multiple Maniacs and the latest news from the Criterion world including some obscure films possibly on their way. We talk to Eric about his VHS collecting, and we play a game with actors in film.

Episode Notes

12:30 – Multiple Maniacs

24:30 – Misc News

40:00 – Short Takes (Rushmore, Before Sunrise, Charade)

53:00 – FilmStruck

Episode Links Eric’s VHS Slideshow Lunchmeat VHS Mark Reviews Multiple Maniacs Amy Heckerling in the Criterion Closet Top 100 Criterion Films Picked by Celebrities Episode Credits Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd Eric Ford: Instagram Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd Criterion Now: Twitter Criterion Cast: Facebook | Twitter

Music for the show is from Fatboy Roberts’ Geek Remixed project. »

- Aaron West

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37 Things We Learned from John Waters’ ‘Multiple Maniacs’ Commentary

29 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Commentary Commentary“Now this is especially hideous. There’s no possible reason that this shot is in the movie.”Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Commentator: John Waters (director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor)

1. Frequent Criterion Films partner, Janus Films, has been a big part of Waters’ life, and he’s thrilled to be recording this track on the day this film was actually premiering in a Janus art theater. They “were the first ever to show [Ingmar] Bergman to me when I was in high school, I’d see art movies and it was always Janus Films. Criterion always was a class act with what kind of films they’d pick, so I’m incredibly honored that they’d pick to distribute this movie.”

2. “Is it ironic, or is it a natural ending to my career in the best kind of way,” he says regarding his arrival on the Criterion label. He adds the film is what he started with (it was »

- Rob Hunter

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Blu-ray Review: John Waters' Multiple Maniacs Is A Cavalcade Of Perverse Delights On Criterion Blu

26 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

John Waters is the undisputed king of trash cinema. An absolutely unique voice who has no equal even fifty years after he first cranked up his camera and trained his warped eye on the dregs of society. Never one to back down from controversy, Waters' films are shocking, offensive, delightful, and wickedly fun even when they aren't entirely successful. His second feature, the gonzo parade of sin that is Multiple Maniacs, was recently rereleased to cinemas in a new 4K restoration and now finds a home on Criterion Blu-ray. If you'd told me this was going to happen after I first saw the film twenty years ago, I would've laughed in your face, but sometimes the world is a good place, and today is one...

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Mark Reviews John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs [Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review]

21 March 2017 9:02 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

From the opening of Multiple Maniacs when Mr. David introduces us to Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversion are we being introduced to John Waters’ own perversion?  And how long do we want to stay? Divine’s entrance is as an engorged Elizabeth Taylor bathed in shimmering white light furthering the early mystique of Divine and her Cavacade. From robbing to rosaries, movie posters to murder John Waters is “performing acts” as we have truly entered Waters’ World.

“Produced, directed, written, filmed, and edited by John Waters” – auteur: check. Multiple Maniacs is not a high-budget film and was certainly never screened before the hours of midnight in the 1970’s. Waters made the film for $5000 borrowed from his father also borrowing the land surrounding their house to set the film. During the making of his first film, Mondo Trasho, he was arrested by the police so the early scenes of Multiple Maniacs »

- Mark Hurne

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Criterion Collection: Multiple Maniacs | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Since the possibility of a new John Waters feature now seems unlikely (considering his last film was 2003’s A Dirty Shame), it’s with colossal excitement to rediscover the boundary pushing filmmaker’s previously obscure 1970 sophomore feature, Multiple Maniacs, a black and white assault on the senses which predates his garish and still formidable 1972 breakout, Pink Flamingos.

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- Nicholas Bell

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They Don’t Make T&A Thrillers Like This Anymore

21 March 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This Week in Home Video‘They’re Playing With Fire’ Blends Bloody Violence and T&A Thrills to Surprising EffectPlus 13 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support Fsr in the process!

Pick of the WeekThey’re Playing With Fire [Kl Studio Classics]

What is it? A sexy college professor seduces her student, and then people start dying horrible deaths.

Why see it? I’ve been a Sybil Danning fan for more years than I care to recall, but somehow this one slipped past me before now. I’m not sure what teen me would have thought, but as an adult I’m in awe of just how off the rails it gets from its very clear T&A origin. From the cover to the copy the film sells itself as just another sex flick, but »

- Rob Hunter

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Being There,’ ‘Fire at Sea,’ ‘Multiple Maniacs,’ and More

21 March 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Being There (Hal Ashby)

On paper, there’s an implausibility to the central conceit of Being There that could have resulted in a four-quadrant studio comedy forgotten soon after its release. However, with Hal Ashby’s delicate touch — bringing Jerzy Kosiński and Robert C. Jones‘ adaptation to life — and Peter Sellers‘ innocent deadpan delivery, this 1979 film is a carefully observed look at how those we interact with can offer an introspective mirror into our own lives. “There’s so much left to do, »

- The Film Stage

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March 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Robocop Sequels, Teen Witch, Wolf Creek Season 1

20 March 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

March 21st is a big day for cult film fans, not to mention all you RoboCop enthusiasts out there, as Tuesday has a variety of horror and sci-fi offerings that you’ll undoubtedly want to add to your home entertainment collections. Scream Factory is releasing a pair of amazing Collector's Edition Blu-rays for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and Kino Lorber is keeping busy with a trio of HD releases, too: Chamber of Horrors, Invisible Ghost, and A Game of Death.

Other notable titles making their way home on March 21st include Wolf Creek: Season One, Eloise, John WatersMultiple Maniacs, and Frankenstein Created Bikers.

Chamber of Horrors (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

Newly Mastered in HD! Chamber of Horrors was based on the classic novel, The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (King Kong, The Terror) - it was the second Wallace adaptation brought to the States by Monogram Pictures. »

- Heather Wixson

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Multiple Maniacs

20 March 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Multiple Maniacs


1970 / Black and White /96 Min. / 1:66 / Street Date March 21, 2017

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce and Mink Stole.

Cinematography: John Waters

Film Editor: John Waters

Written by John Waters

Produced by John Waters

Directed by John Waters


Andy Warhol was nothing if not a multi-media maven. Along with his ubiquitous silkscreens and sculpture, he embraced movie-making beginning as early as 1963 with such literal-minded efforts as Haircut (a haircut) and Taylor Mead’s Ass (one hour of exactly what you think) and pretty much closed shop with 1968’s Lonesome Cowboys, a 109 minute western satire that, of all his films, came closest to approximating a traditional tinseltown production.

Essentially Warhol was parodying the Hollywood studio system, rounding up his acolytes and hangers-on, from supermodels to pushers, and casting them as regular performers in a series of deadpan documentaries. Meanwhile in the wilds of Baltimore, Warhol fan John Waters »

- Charlie Largent

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‘Multiple Maniacs’ Review (Criterion)

6 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole | Written and Directed by John Waters

It may not be immediately apparent how this – his second feature, a meandering, 16mm extravaganza of micro-budget bad taste made in 1969 – could be John Waters’ highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.  But in a way it makes sense: this is Waters distilled. He’s off the leash and in your face from the very first frame, long before he throws a giant lobster at his leading lady.

That leading lady is, of course, the inimitable Divine (herself, aka Harris Glenn Milstead). She’s the matriarch of a travelling performance art group called the “Cavalcade of Perversion”. She’s barking in more ways than one, bellowing at anyone she deems uninteresting, while her sanity seeps away. The Cavalcade tours small town Maryland, presenting suburbanites with the opportunity to see some truly gross behaviour: armpit-licking, puke-eating, and even »

- Rupert Harvey

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John Waters Lauded at Writers Guild Awards for ‘A Lifetime of Penning Trashy Screenplays’

19 February 2017 7:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Waters and his fight for the right to be trashy on film was celebrated with gusto on Sunday at the New York edition of the Writers Guild Awards ceremony.

Waters got two standing ovations for his legacy in battling film censors and going it alone as an independent filmmaker out of Baltimore in the 1970s. Waters reveled in the applause and the appreciation, telling the crowd at the Edison Ballroom that he has always thought of himself, first and foremost, as a writer.

“Every single weekday I get up at 6 a.m. and go into my writing room and think up something f—– up,” Waters said. “In the afternoon I go try and sell it. Isn’t that what all writers do?”

Preaching to the choir, Waters added: “Writing is the only part of filmmaking I really love.”

Waters couldn’t resist the platform to remind the room of »

- Cynthia Littleton

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I Just Can't Wait to be Link

18 February 2017 10:28 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

/Film Donald Glover will be the voice of Simba and James Earl Jones the voice of Mufasa in the forthcoming remake of The Lion King... I notice it's being lumped in with all the other Disney 'live action remakes of animated pictures' in articles but this one is not live action, but CG and mo-cap like The Jungle Book

E! News Malin Akerman recalls her nude modelling shoot with Jamie Dornan

AnOther interviews John Waters. Multiple Maniacs is getting a rerelease overseas... hence the interview. What I want to know is where in the box set of his complete filmography?

TV Line Darren Criss is Andrew Cunanan and Edgar Ramirez Gianni Versace in the next American Crime Story

Awards Daily TV Best Actress in a Limited Series is already crazy competitive for the next Emmys via Feud, Big Little Lies, and more...

Links after the jump including more Viola, plus Arrival, »


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Multiple Maniacs review – vintage John Waters is equal parts shock and schlock

16 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Waters’ 1970 B-movie about outsiders, a freak show and lobster sex is as gleefully subversive another time round

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.”

Related: John Waters brings back Multiple Maniacs: 'Of course I went a little too far'

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- Steve Rose

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New to Streaming: ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ and More

10 February 2017 8:40 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro)

Crimson Peak works as many things: a melodramatic romance; both the recreation of a period and a revival of the way movies have made us perceive it; a genre-jumping comedy; and a critique of capitalistic excess. It does these things earnestly and without compromise, and it’s far braver — far more admirable — for having done so. What Guillermo del Toro’s new film doesn »

- The Film Stage

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Stock Up On Pussywillows, Serial Mom Is Coming To Blu-ray From Scream Factory This Spring!

1 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Cult film legend John Waters sure knows how to keep his profile up. While it's been a torturously long 12 years since his last feature, A Dirty Shame, Waters has hopped back on the radar with a high profile restoration and re-release of his underground classic Multiple Maniacs from the Criterion Collection next month and now the surprise announcement that Scream Factory will be tackling his hilarious homicidal homemaker flick, Serial Mom. The brand new Blu-ray will be the first time the film has been released on the format in the Us, though several overseas versions already exist. Scream Factory plans to go above and beyond to make their edition of Serial Mom definitive version with loads of bonus material including a new fascinating sounding...

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