- Actors: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills
- Directors: John Waters
- Writers: John Waters
- Producers: John Waters
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Rated: Adults OnlyNC-17
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Saliva Films
- VHS Release Date: July 1, 1997
- Run Time: 93 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 303 customer reviews
- ASIN: 6304484054
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,320 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Pink Flamingos VHS
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This is the movie that made John Waters famous, and quite possibly the film that made bad taste cool. Yes, Virginia, a large transvestite actually eats dog feces as a kind of dizzying denouement to this frequently illogical and intentionally disgusting movie, but by the time that happens, you're already numb ... and you've possibly laughed to the point of losing bladder control.
The plot revolves around two vile families laying claim to the title "The Filthiest People Alive." You've got pregnant women in pits, you've got grown men getting sexual satisfaction from chickens, you've got people licking furniture to perform trailer-park voodoo, and you've got classic lines like: "Oh my God! The couch ... it ... it rejected you!"
Waters, who went on to direct genuine pop-culture classics such as Hairspray and Serial Mom, made this celluloid sideshow with one aim--to make a name for himself. It worked. He does have a genuine eye for filmmaking (when the trailer burns down, you feel the white heat of Divine's pain and anger). On the other hand, you won't notice any disclaimers about stunt doubles and animals not being mistreated. There weren't, and they were. Welcome to the filthiest film in the world. --Grant Balfour
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It truly is a masterpiece. Just be sure to never watch it in the company of the uninitiated... you may be a very lonely person soon if they aren’t willing to lend you an ear afterwards.
the cast is as choice as the context, divine, mink stole and edith massey, certainly stand out. the hilarious plot and characters, just crack me up, everytime i watch this move, and on dvd, it does contain extras, for the long devoted fan or newcomer alike, a worthy addition.
this movie (and generally, the work of john waters) has been so inflencial. you don't have to be gay or straight, or both, to enjoy this movie. it really is totally enjoyable for any adult mind open to cutting skits and dark humour. it's a brilliant beer and movie night gem, and i promise, you'll need, to check out more of john waters' work, and divine performances.
"one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made" the sleeve exclaims! - they're not wrong - but you have to add "hilarious!" the state of it! at the very reasonale price asked new, or on marketplace, of course, it's such a good bucks to laughs ratio!
get a copy, today, get your friends over, beers in, and put it on. your guests jaws will drop, and there won't be a dry eye in the room afterwards. tears of laughter! try this: slap on rocky horror, then house of 1000 corpses, then, pink flamingos... fantastic!
also check out john waters''female trouble','polyester' and 'desperate living' if you love 'pink flamingos'.
buy, and enjoy! your life will never be the same!
Divine and the entire cast are fantastic. I think the entire human race should see this movie. If you have any sensibilities that can be offended they will be. A laugh Riot from beginning to end.