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Poison Ivy
     

Poison Ivy

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Director: Katt Shea Ruben, Andy Ruben, Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert

Cast: Katt Shea Ruben, Andy Ruben, Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert

 

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Katt Shea Ruben's sexual thriller Poison Ivy comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible.

Overview

Katt Shea Ruben's sexual thriller Poison Ivy comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include biographies as well as filmographies of the cast and crew, and the original theatrical trailer. Viewers have a choice between the theatrically released "R" rated cut and the unrated version. This disc from New Line should satisfy fans of this cult favorite.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
By 1992, Drew Barrymore had already lived a full life of hard living that left her a sultry-looking, 17-year-old bad girl, ripe for the lead role in a movie like Poison Ivy. And just as one would expect, she's a perfect fit for the part of Ivy, the Lolita-cum-femme-fatale at the center of this delightful sleaze-fest. After a string of pure garbage throughout the late '80s that included Stripped to Kill and Dance of the Damned, director Katt Shea and writer Andy Ruben finally proved that they were capable of pulling off at least a half-decent sexploitation thriller. And while the instinct is to give most of the credit to Barrymore, Shea's ability to make the entire screen appear soaked in sweat and Ruben's over-the-top dialogue must be recognized for being at least half the reason the film is so much fun to watch. Mention must also be made of Tom Skerritt, who seems almost as creepy as his cradle-robbing character just for taking the role. Poison Ivy is by no means art, but it's sexy and kitschy enough to make it one of the best films of its kind. Its dull and unworthy sequels should be avoided by anyone looking for anything more than celebrity skin.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
UPC:
0794043484629
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
2:50:00

Special Features

Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film; Unrated and R-rated versions of the feature; Original theatrical trailer; Cast and crew biographies and filmographies

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Drew Barrymore Ivy
Sara Gilbert Sylvie Cooper
Tom Skerritt Darryl Cooper
Cheryl Ladd Georgie Cooper
Alan Stock Bob
Jeanne Sakata Isabelle
Charles Hayward Tiny
Billy Charles Kanes James
J.B. Quon Another Kid
E.J. Moore Kid
Leonardo DiCaprio 1st Guy
Michael Goldner Man in Car
Tim Winters Old Man
Tony Ervolina Man on Screen
Mary Gordon Murray M.D.
Julie Jay Nurse Behind Desk
Charla Sampsel Orderly
Angel Broadhurst Death Rocker
Randall Caldwell Truck Driver
Tom Ruben Roofer
Lisa Passero Lisa
Lawrence Levy Jeff
Sandy Roth Ruben Estelle
Warren Burton Max

Technical Credits
Katt Shea Ruben Director,Screenwriter
Andy Ruben Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Aaron Davis Score Composer
David Michael Frank Score Composer
Melissa Goddard Producer
Ellen Gross Costumes/Costume Designer
Virginia Lee Production Designer
Peter Morgan Producer
Michele Munoz Editor
Phedon Papamichael Cinematographer
William R. Perry Stunts
Hayden Yates Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; Mercy Killing [4:13]
2. Sylvie Meets Ivy [2:18]
3. Sylvie's Dad; A Ride to Olympic and Fairfax [3:14]
4. Swing Time; A Walk Home [3:43]
5. Georgie [5:48]
6. One of the Family; True Confessions [2:04]
7. Ivy Envy [2:34]
8. In the Kitchen [1:15]
9. Their First Tattoos [4:10]
10. An Editorial Opionion [1:06]
11. Contemplation; On the Staircase [1:59]
12. Ivy's Offer; The Party [1:30]
13. Caught in the Act [1:35]
14. Bedside Seduction [:59]
15. Fred [:34]
16. After School Pickup [3:43]
17. Rainy Day Woman [4:00]
18. Ivy's Apology [4:07]
19. Push in the Right Direction [:51]
20. After the Funeral; In Her Mother's Bed [6:31]
21. Fired; Georgie's Corvette [2:13]
22. At the Hospital; An Early Release [:32]
23. In Her Father's Arms; Realizing the Truth [2:22]
24. Cutting Down Ivy [:51]
25. End Credits [1:08]

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