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- Audio commentary by director 'John Waters'
- Theatrical trailer
- Pecker's snapshot gallery: on-camera interview with "Chuck Shacochis", the real photographer behind Pecker's portfolio
Top Customer Reviews
Buy this set, and invite your more open-minded friends over. You'll laugh your heads off. These movies literally changed my life (for the better) when I saw them for the first time in my early teens.
Oh, and to knucklehead that gave this set 1 star: Criticizing John Waters' films is like criticizing Picasso's paintings because the people don't look real.
Watching these films helped me to realize there was an entire world outside of my dreary town and its dreary residents.
And the world was filled with all kinds of wonderful, artistic and bizaare people (who actually made me look dull and normal).
Say what you will about Divine and John Waters. But they really helped me survive my youth.
Now as for this box set. You cannot beat this deal. You get the best of John Waters all in one set. If you bought these films separately, you would pay a lot more than this price.
From start to finish Pecker is a delight and Waters infuses his script with enough loveable oddball characters to populate an entire city. Whether it's Christina Ricci's obsessive compulsive wreck of a laundress, the sugar addict Little Chrissy, eternally hopeful Mom, sleaze loving Tina or best of all Memama, who's room contains a shrine to the Virgin Mary - and a statute of the Virgin that shrieks "Full of grace! Full of Grace!" there is always someone to watch and enjoy.
Edward Furlong is all wide-eyed innocence - even when he's secretly photographing bottomless lesbian lap dancers at the and male strippers at a gay bar with the unfortunately hilarious name of "The Fudge Palace." Big sister, Tina offers a rip-roaring good time from Martha Plimpton, and Brendan Sexton III is a delight as Pecker's betrayed best friend. Throw in Mary Kay Place (!), Patty Hearst, Mink Stole, Lili Taylor, Bess Armstrong - and others - and you've got an ensemble that's having one helluva good time on screen!
The jumping off point for Waters here is the snobbism and cultural elitism of Manhattan versus the purity and earnestness of Baltimore "Trade Capital of the World." The New York art scene is an easy target and often lampooned but Waters brings his own unique sick twists and takes us along for a ride full of belly laughs, uncomfortable truths in perhaps his sweetest tribute to Baltimore yet.
There's just enough objectionable material to make the "typical American" uncomfortable - and I wouldn't want it any other way!
This set is remarkable. Not only do we get John's five best movies and Pecker, complete with the maestro's side-splitting commentary tracks, but we get a bonus DVD with all kinds of treasures: clips from unfinished movies, interviews old & new, and assorted relevant weirdness.
If you get John Waters, you need this set. If you don't, well there's plenty of other junk out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the greatest films! For John Waters fans only. I still laugh every time I watch it.Published 4 months ago by westicles
probably my favorite john waters film. inspired me to be a photographer!!Published 5 months ago by Mikal
So good! I'm Little Chrissy! And my house was in this movie!!! YASS!Published 8 months ago by Chrissy
This is a director who if you see his movies you can never unsee them. I was persuaded by a friend to veiw them and really sorry I did. But hey who can say what art is. Read morePublished 9 months ago by bucknut2?
Bought it for Christina Ricci and Edward Furlong being in the movie, but in John Waters movies, everyone yells and it's drama non stop, so the movie is crappy.Published 11 months ago by Pacey from Dawson's