Carol White is an L.A. housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what cannot be seen.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 739.|
Multiple chemical sensitivity
Pollution -- Drama.
Allergy -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York, N.Y.] :The Criterion Collection under exclusive license from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2014
|Edition||Blu-ray, Director-approved Blu-ray special edition, Widescreen.|
Zalaznick, Lauren, film producer.
Haynes, Todd, screenwriter, film director.
Moore, Julianne, actor.
Friedman, Peter, 1949- actor.
Berkeley, Xander, 1955- actor.
Norman, Susan, actor.
McGregor-Stewart, Kate, actor.
LeGros, James, actor.
Tomney, Ed, composer (expression)
Semler, Arnold A., production company.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films, production company.
Chemical Films (Firm), production company.
Good Machine (Firm), production company.
Kardana Productions, production company.
Channel Four Films (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman, Kate McGregor Stewart, James Legros.
Director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, James Lyons ; music, Ed Tomney.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Special features: audio commentary featuring Haynes, actor Julianne Moore and producer Christine Vachon; New conversation between Haynes and Moore; The Suicide, a 1978 short film by Haynes; new interview with Vachon; trailer; an essay by critic Dennis Lim.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Blu-ray, Disc; region A, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.