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Author: Todd HaynesChristine VachonArnold A SemlorEdith MeeksLarry MaxwellAll authors
Publisher: New York : Fox Lorber Films : Distributed by WinStar TV & Video, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part horror film, part drama, part exposé, with an offbeat morality Poison examines the motives behind a seven-year-old boy's murder of his father, relates the story of a scientist who isolates the sex drive in liquid form, and graphically explores the sexually obsessive relationship between two prison inmates.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Horror films
Science fiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Haynes; Christine Vachon; Arnold A Semlor; Edith Meeks; Larry Maxwell; Susan Gayle Norman; Scott Renderer; James Lyons; Maryse Alberti; Jean Genet; Zeitgeist Films.; Bronze Eye Productions (Firm); Fox Lorber Films.; WinStar TV and Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1572526688 9781572526686
OCLC Number: 45589078
Notes: Inspired by the novels of Jean Genet.
Poison includes quotations from Our Lady of the Flowers, Miracle of the Rose, and Thief's Journal by Jean Genet.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1990.
Special features include: Interactive menus ; filmographies and awards ; trailer ; production credits ; scene access ; audio commentary track with Christine Vachon (producer), James Lyons (actor, editor), and Todd Haynes (writer and director).
Credits: Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; black and white camerawork, Barry Ellsworth ; editors, James Lyons, Todd Haynes ; music, James Bennett ; production designer, Sarah Stollman ; costume design, Jessica Haston.
Cast: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Gayle Norman, Scott Renderer, James Lyons.
Awards: Grand Jury Prize 1991, Sundance Film Festival.
Target Audience: Rated NC-17.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full frame, mono.
Responsibility: a film by Todd Haynes ; Zeitgeist Films ; Bronze Eye Productions in association with Arnold A. Semlor ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes.

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Part horror film, part drama, part exposé, with an offbeat morality Poison examines the motives behind a seven-year-old boy's murder of his father, relates the story of a scientist who isolates the sex drive in liquid form, and graphically explores the sexually obsessive relationship between two prison inmates.

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