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John Waters made bad taste perversely transcendent with the forever shocking counterculture sensation Pink Flamingos, his most infamous and daring cinematic transgression. Outré diva Divine is iconic as the wanted criminal hiding out with her family of degenerates in a trailer outside Baltimore while reveling in her tabloid notoriety as the “Filthiest Person Alive.” When a pair of sociopaths (Mink Stole and David Lochary) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history’s most legendary gross-out ending—Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.

FILM INFO​

  • United States
  • 1972
  • 92 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #1131

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Waters, from the 1997 Criterion laserdisc and the 2001 DVD release
  • New conversation between Waters and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch
  • Tour of the film’s Baltimore locations, led by Waters
  • Deleted scenes, alternate takes, and on-set footage
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • And more!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a piece by actor and author Cookie Mueller about the making of the film, from her 1990 book Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black

    New cover by Eric Skillman

    June 28, 2022
 

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I wish they would have included the short "A Love Letter To Edie". It was included on the laser disc and I thought it was lovely.
 

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I wish they would have included the short "A Love Letter To Edie". It was included on the laser disc and I thought it was lovely.
That was actually on the Polyester laser disc, not Pink Flamingos. I don't recall if it was included on the Polyester blu ray? If you can get your hands on a copy of the "John Waters DVD Scrapbook," it's included on there.
 
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What's a little child trafficking, furniture licking, excrement gifting and arson among friends?
And, still, it's a hell of a lot of fun. Can't wait!
 

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Is this film as “bad taste” as they say it is?

So i'll take that as a yes.

I've known about this film since I was a kid growing up in the 90's, but it will be shortly after my birthday that I'll be able to see for the first time.

This film like The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a right of passage.
 

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I couldn't get "How much is that doggie in the window?" out of my head for weeks afterwards.
 

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