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Product Details

  • Actors: Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, Chris Isaak
  • Directors: John Waters
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NC-17
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • Release Date: June 14 2005
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000929UOQ

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When prissy, prickly Sylvia Stickles (Tracey Ullman) suffers a head injury during a traffic altercation, she's, er, revived by self-appointed sexual missionary Ray-Ray Perkins (Johnny Knoxville) and is transformed into an insatiable, take-no-prisoners sex maniac. Yes, it's a John Waters film. Yes, it's filthy. No, it's not as hilarious and sustained as you'd like it to be. It works for a while, though: Ullman, never a stingy comedienne, does everything Waters dares her to do without hesitation; words cannot describe the perversely sporting delight with which she mounts a water bottle during a round of "The Hokey Pokey" at an old folks' home. And there's some fun to be had when Sylvia's emancipation leads her Baltimore 'burb to new heights of ecstasy, freeing her large-breasted daughter Caprice (Selma Blair) while horrifying husband Vaughn (Chris Isaak) and her hardline mother Big Ethel (Suzanne Shepherd, hysterical) in the process. It's also packed with the standard cameos, the most satisfying of which is good old Patty Hearst at a Sex Addicts Anonymous encounter. But, for all the nasty, necessary glee, the movie feels inescapably been-there-done-that, and you can't help but wish this was 1972 and Divine was on hand to prowl for dog droppings. The most shocking thing about A Dirty Shame is how desperate and tiresome its anarchy becomes.--Steve Wiecking --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Morrison on June 24 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm a big John water's fan and loved "A Dirty Shame" when I saw it in the theatre, but what they've done to this version with the "R Rating" is not only a dirty shame but it's criminal.
I bought it sight unseen because of the "R Rating" as opposed to the "NC-17 theatrical release" with the hopes of more. It has been edited mercilessly. ALL profanity had been dubbed over, they completely cut out the highlight of the "Hokey Pokey" scene (Those of you who have seen the theatrical release know what I'm talking about), and they even pixelated the hand of a character flipping the bird.
I can't believe John Waters would let one of his films be butchered to such an extent. There are no bonus features (except trailers) and all the best stuff has been cut out. Shame on New Line for their horribly misleading marketing.
Don't be conned like I was, it is a dirty shame.
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It's like John Waters doing 'Pink Flamingoes - The Musical' on Broadway. A lot of the zesty dialog is there, but too many characters saying it, And/or close up cuts back and forth - which to me looses a lot of the charm from Water's earlier movies that had long wide shots on all characters grouped closely. I too accidentally got the 'Neutered Version' firstly, and was dismayed at how tame it was. I guess the real laugh is in comparison with the 'real' version I finally found. But even then, with the inclusion of swear words, gratuitous nude shots, and oral sexual positioning that would make Stanley Kubrick wince... It's as if John Waters is trying to have a good laugh at the way he used to be with the early Dreamland team. Over the top - yes. Well acted by all - yes. Funny - hell yes! BUT - it's lacking that spontaneity and DIY charm of the notorious early works still. Kinda like Amazon Women On The Moon vs. Kentucky Fried Movie. Not so much in competition, but more like a homage. For those that are not familiar with Water's early films, and are curiously squeamish to see what the hype is about; A Dirty Shame maybe a good gateway 'into the rabbit hole' (a term John could've used in this movie...) And if one's not appalled and disgusted by this movie, then by all means check out Pink Flamingos, Desperate Living, Female Trouble, etc. I think you'll find the stark difference between 'independent audacity' to 'mainstream complacency' pretty quickly. And that's not to say A Dirty Shame is a BAD movie. Water's has the budgets and talent now to make the social commentary that Cronenberg, Maden, Lynch, Kubrick, Anderson and the like are respected for before critics even see their movies. To me, John Waters has achieved that echelon - yet is comfortable to always push the fray for his own amusement.
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**NOTE - Make sure you get the UNRATED version of this DVD. The NC-17 has many of the "good parts" cut out**

Let me start by saying that if you are one of those uptight moviegoers who has been brainwashed into thinking that such snooze-inducing fare as Shrek, Harry Potter or anything starring Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise is the be-all-end-all, this movie is definitely not your speed. For the small percentage of you who actually "get it" and can watch Desperate Living, Serial Mom or Polyester multiple times and never get bored, you will find lots to love here.

That trademark Waters' vibe starts buzzing as soon as the dialogue begins. The soundtrack, peppered with obscure novelty ditties, and raunchy instrumental oldies is bullseye-perfect.

Just like Melanie Griffith in Cecil B. Demented, Ullmann sinks her teeth into the role and her rubbery face and sketch comedy background allow her to immediately adjust her style to Waters' material. Johnny Knoxville is wickedly charismatic, and Selma Blair is hilarious yet surprisingly vulnerable as the ridiculously over-endowed "Ursula Udders". (You just wanna put a raincoat over that poor girl at times). Mink Stole returns in a meatier role than she's had in years (plus a purposely-unflattering hairstyle to say the least).

The story was well paced and let it not be said this film dragged in certain spots. Waters' knows how to keep the action going and purposely keeps all his movies within a 90-minute running time. The finale featuring the head-butting was sort of lost on me during my initial viewing and some may be put off by its somewhat repetitive nature, but it wasn't until I realized that this was the "new sex act", that I accepted it for what it was.
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By `brent on Nov. 17 2014
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a waste of talent and a disappointment
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By Shari on June 13 2015
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just wanted to look at Chris Isaac
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