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Divine Trash (2004)

Mary Avara , Steve Buscemi  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mary Avara, Steve Buscemi, Divine, Hal Hartley, Ken Jacobs
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Letterboxed, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000092T3A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,188 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Divine Trash" on IMDb

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An in-depth view at the early career of cult filmmaker John Waters, from his childhood puppet shows in Baltimore to the successful "Pink Flamingos" of 1972, widely regarded as the most important underground film ever made. Features interviews with Waters

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a dream come true..... July 26, 2000
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
...I can't believe this archive even exists, and has been in hiding all these years! It was surreal seeing Edith Massey, David Lochary and Divine (in drag during filming Pink Flammingos) being interviewed out of character. We even get a glimpse of Divine "rehearsing" for the infamous doggy scene.
Some of this footage has been seen in the Divine profile on E! True Hollywood Story. But it was interesting to also see a creepy, young, long-haired John Waters being interviewed (at 25 yrs old).
Recent interviews with Mink Stole and John Waters' parents also add to the fun, not to mention the former Maryland Censor Board President's recollection of the infamous "rosary" scene in Multiple Maniacs.
I couldn't wait for this thing to get released on July 5, 2000..and promptly ordered it. I wasn't disappointed. Now I'm waiting for Mr. Waters' earlier films to start showing up on DVD!
FYI: Not much in the way of DVD extras here.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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If you haven't seen this yet, you don't know everything about John Waters and his films! Utilizing recent interviews with his surviving cast members (that alone should make you want to see this!); interviews circa 1972 with some of the same people and the dear departed David Lochary, Divine, and Edith Massey; behind-the-scenes footage from the set of "Pink Flamingos"; and scenes from such diverse influences as "Deep Throat" and "Sins of the Fleshapoids", "Divine Trash" is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen! I guess I'm a bit biased since I am a huge Waters fan, but this should also convert any budding Waters fan wondering what is so special about his films! Waters' influences (such as the Kochar brothers, H.G. Lewis, and Paul Morrissey) are also interviewed, along with modern-day filmmakers influenced by Waters! Some of the best quotes are from Waters being interviewed himself and his bewildered parents, who seem to wonder how they could have raised such a weirdo! I am so very happy that director Steve Yeager finally got the video/DVD rights cleared up, so when this film is finally released, it will reach a wider audience. A must-see for any film fan!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Divine Homage to the Prince of Puke ! ! ! November 24, 2003
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As a long time John Waters FANATIC, I found myself glued to this DVD straight through... Although the documentary seems to be nothing more than a film adaptation of Water's two PHENOMENAL books of biographical essays CRACKPOT and SHOCK VALUE (literally, the pages come to life, and many of the quotes and anecdotes) - - the footage is worth it. The documentary is intriguing and informative and has plenty of Pink Flamingos era behind the scenes rare footage. - - You even get to meet his parents. - - While the DVD is visually intriguing, the books are hillarious, making both the books and the DVD well worth getting together. - - For example, in his book Waters tells the story of how the dog that laid the golden egg (so to speak) was a bit poo shy... The documentary, in turn, catches the set up behind the scenes... In fact, it is fascinating not only to watch interviews with a young John Waters, but also to see his directing style in action - - (DVD extras won't blow you away, but still... you'll probably end up watching this film over so many times, it'll be worth getting a DVD, before the tape eventually rips and goes to shreds !) - - Incidentally, there has been a lot of criticism how the DVD focuses disporportionately on Pink Flamingos, however, considering that this was the film that broke him into the public eye and seemed to epitomize his style, I think it is very appropriate, and gives the film a focused point of reference to tell his story from.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cause for Waters' Fans to Celebrate! January 26, 2001
These days "sick and twisted" animation festivals are very popular around the country, especially in college towns. There's something subversive and anti-establishment about them. Well, John Waters was turning out sick and twisted entertainment years before it was fashionable, and he used live actors, not animated characters, to play out his acid-trip stories in his belovedly filthy Baltimore. "Divine Trash" is an extremely interesting and well made documentary following Waters, his cast and crew during the filming of the infamous "Pink Flamingos," the film in which Divine ingests dog excrement to prove she is "the filthiest person alive." It's fascinating to see Waters interviewed today, as a more grounded middle aged man, as well as then, as an obviously chemically altered young director without a care in the world other than getting his vision on film. Actors Mink Stole, David Lochary, Edith Massey and the late, great Divine (on set and in drag during "Pink Flamingos") are interviewed as are various crew members, friends, and even foes, most notably a board member responsible for viewing Waters' work before assigning it a motion picture rating. Many might dismiss Waters' films as talentless trash, but I stand in awe of a writer/director who can plumb the depths of bad taste and create hilarious dialogue for actors who are not quite actors playing characters we've never seen before and are surely never to see again. It's also interesting to see the grass roots beginnings of a film maker who would eventually go on to make more mainstream comedies like "Polyester," "Hairspray" and "Serial Mom." Waters may not be your cup of tea, but "Divine Trash" is fascinating for documentary fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Years Information On John Waters & Divine!!!
Hard to find information on the dynamic duo in film making. Been a fan since the beginning. A must have!
Published 3 months ago by William Paul Siller, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars a1
arrived safely with much care and attention. I would and will look forward to our next transaction!!I really plan to see dealer again!
Published 6 months ago by klpcupid
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-done and quite fun
DIVINE TRASH is an excellent 1998 documentary that follows underground filmmaker, Baltimorean John Waters, from his early experiments with a gift movie camera to his shocking - and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Allen Smalling
5.0 out of 5 stars DIVINE
John Waters hits gold yet again. This was the last and only copy I could locate on amazon. It was not brand new but in great shape. Read more
Published on November 20, 2011 by transylvanian_concubine
5.0 out of 5 stars Divinely Trashy!
This DVD is everything I expected it to be, and alot more! I've told everyone about it and just recently, it was on one of the movie channels. Read more
Published on January 29, 2010 by Doug Carlton
4.0 out of 5 stars very, very good--as far as it goes, that is...
I first found out about John Waters when I was a high school student and a buddy of mine told me that his mother had taken him and his brother to see the movie "Polyester. Read more
Published on August 30, 2009 by Matthew G. Sherwin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Story Behind The Most Bizzare But Undeniably Influential Director...
This is a great documentary DVD for fans of the over-the-top
cult director John Waters! I didn't discover his movies until
the early 80's when I was bored with whatever... Read more
Published on September 2, 2007 by HE WHO FUNKS BEHIND THE ROWS!!
5.0 out of 5 stars The "Brain" behind the "Beauty!"
All freaks and weird people have experienced, by now, the absolute beauty and glamor if the 300 lb monstrosity, "Divine!" But what kind of Frankenstein could have created "HIr? Read more
Published on April 13, 2007 by S. A DUNN
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the Greatest Movie Ever Made
If your mind withstood "Pink Flamingoes", this is the movie for you. More than you ever wanted to know about John Waters and Divine (Peace Be Unto Him/Her).
Published on October 29, 2006 by Groundskeeper Willie
5.0 out of 5 stars DIVINE Trash is another mans treasure
This is a gr8 documentary on John Waters & DIVINE. Very informative & well put together. Talks about how John got his start in his insane flicks, has a mini interview with Edith... Read more
Published on October 1, 2005 by Schroeder (Cult Movies Magazine)
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