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Kiss of the spider woman / FilmDallas Pictures ; HB Filmes ; Sugarloaf Films, Inc. ; Independent Cinema Restoration Archive presents a film by Hector Babenco ; produced by David Weisman ; produced by Francisco Ramalho, Jr. ; written by Leonard Schrader ; directed by Hector Babenco.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD KISS (2 DISCS) (DRAMA) (Text) 39206020126189 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0979360757
  • ISBN: 9780979360756
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2-disc collector's ed.
  • Publisher: New York : City Lights Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig.
"The independent classic."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: Disc 1. Trivia tracks in English and Spanish; original theatrical trailer. Disc 2: "Tangled web: making Kiss of the spider woman" featurette (108 min.); "The submissive woman's role:" a Manuel Puig mini-documentary; "Spider woman on Broadway:" a mini-documentary; slide show commentary; photo galleries.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Rodolfo Sanchez ; editor, Mauro Alice ; music, John Neschling, Nando Carneiro.
Participant or Performer Note:
William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy, Milton Goncalves, Miriam Pires, Nuno Leal Maia, Fernando Torres, Herson Capri, Denise Dumont, Antonio Petrin, Wilson Grey, Miguel Falabella.
Summary, etc.:
Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Prisons > Brazil > Drama.
Prison psychology > Drama.
Political prisoners > Abuse of > Drama.
Gay men > Relations with heterosexuals > Drama.
Torture victims > Drama.
Male friendship > Drama.
Prisiones > Brasil > Teatro.
Homosexualidad masculina > Brasil > Teatro.
Motion pictures > Drama.
Genre: Prison films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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