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Title 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
Edition 2 Disc set
Published [Australia] : Umbrella Entertainment, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Wei/Kot  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (DVDs)(approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary 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
Notes Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
"The Academy Award winning 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
Credits Director of photography, Rodolfo Sanchez ; editor, Mauro Alice ; music, John Neschling, Nando Carneiro
Cast 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
Notes Rated: M
DVD ; region all ; NTSC
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Winner Best Actor Oscar 1985 - William Hurt
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Puig, Manuel -- Film and video adaptations
Prisons -- Brazil -- Drama.
Prison psychology -- Drama.
Political prisoners -- Abuse of -- Drama.
Gay men -- Relations with heterosexuals -- Drama.
Torture victims -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- Drama.
Genre/Form Prison films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Weisman, David.
Ramalho, Francisco Jr
Schrader, Leonard.
Babenco, Hector.
Hurt, William.
Julia, Raul.
Braga, Sonia, 1950-
Lewgoy, José.
Gonçalves, Milton, 1933-
Pires, Myriam, 1927-2004.
Maia, Nuno Leal, 1947-
Puig, Manuel. Beso de la mujer araña.
FilmDallas Pictures (Firm)
HB Filmes.
Sugarloaf Films.
Independent Cinema Restoration Archive.
City Lights Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Titles Tangled web, making Kiss of the spider woman