Format: Blu-Ray 2014
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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.
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Series Criterion collection ; 739.
Subjects Multiple chemical sensitivity -- Patients -- Drama.
Pollution -- Drama.
Allergy -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
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.
Contributors Vachon, Christine, film producer.
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.
Participants/Performers Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman, Kate McGregor Stewart, James Legros.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy ; editor, James Lyons ; music, Ed Tomney.
Language English
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes 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.
System Details Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Blu-ray, Disc; region A, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
ISBN 9781604659306
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