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Uniform Title Kiss of the spider woman (Motion picture)
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 collector's edition
Published New York : City Lights Home Entertainment, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Wei/Kot  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodisc (DVD)s (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 Title from container
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
"The 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 DVD, region 1, widescreen, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
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)
ISBN 0979360757
Other Titles Beijo da mulher aranha
Beso de la mujer araña
Tangled web, making Kiss of the spider woman