John Waters‘ demented cult classic Female Trouble was always a film ahead of its time. Actually, come to think of it, it still is. Nevertheless, it’s time has in fact come as it is the focus of a lavish new special edition DVD and Blu-ray via the Criterion Collection. In case you’ve never see this cult classic, we will give you a bare bones description so as not to spoil any of its wonderment: Divine delivers a typically amazing performance as Dawn Davenport, a nihilistic delinquent whose failure to receive a pair of cha-cha boots for a Christmas present sets her off on a crazed journey to prove that “crime is beauty.”
Here’s the film’s most definitely NSFW trailer:
This flick isn’t for everybody, but it is respected enough to be the latest release from the Criterion Collection. Here’s a rundown of the new release’s features:
– New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
– Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters.
– New conversation between Waters and critic Dennis Lim.
– New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Hilary Taylor, and Van Smith.
– Interview from 1975 featuring Waters and cast members Divine, Stole, and David Lochary.
– Deleted scenes and alternate takes.
– Rare on-set footage.
– PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter.
– New cover design by Eric Skillman.
Female Trouble is now available, but remember, this one is not for the faint of heart!