Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

Director: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer Cast: Norm Niver, Leonard Knight
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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

As co-directed by Jeff Springer and Chris Metzler, the documentary Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea travels to the titular body of water for an idiosyncratic look at a decidedly odd locale. An inland ocean with a close proximity to the urban areas of southern California, the Salton once clocked in as a veritable paradise - many tagged it "The California Riviera." By the early years of the 21st century, however, the Salton had dwindled to a decrepit ecological catastrophe. Plagues and Pleasures visits The Salton and meets many of its colorful residents, including an elderly nudist, an Eastern European man with revolutionary fervor in his blood, and a devout fellow who sees it as his mission to build a monument to God near the location - all of whom seek peace and harmony with one another. John Waters narrates.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2009
UPC: 0767685991831
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:13:00

Special Features

Audio commentaries with filmmakers and Salton Sea locals; Lost interviews; Deleted scenes; Leonard & The Mountain short film; Miracle in the Desert real estate promotional film; Fruit of the Vine Vignette on the Salton Sea; Skateboarding scene; LSD A Go Go short film; Theatrical trailer; Filmmaker biographies; Short film on Friends of Dean Martinez

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea
1. Welcome to the Salton Sea [4:39]
2. Creation [2:13]
3. Heydays [5:16]
4. Floods & Fish Die-Offs [5:07]
5. Negative Media [2:31]
6. Salton City [6:11]
7. Bombay Beach [4:32]
8. Kids of Bombay [3:25]
9. Hunky Daddy [3:51]
10. Donald the Nudist [2:06]
11. Niland [1:42]
12. Salvation Mountain [2:46]
13. Wildlife Refuge [5:27]
14. Salton Solutions & the Bono Boom [3:59]
15. Desert Shores [1:46]
16. Three Years Later [8:48]
17. Closing Day at Gaston's Cafe [2:24]
18. That's the Way It Is... [6:30]

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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting video.