He never realized how far 35 millimeters would take him
Running Time: 86 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
Content Type: Movie
Famed writer/director John Waters chronicles America`s most unlikely superstar photographer, Pecker, a Baltimore teenager who picks up a second-hand camera and starts snapping his way to stardom. Discovered by a savvy New York art dealer, Pecker`s photographs, which highlight his obsessive girlfriend and her fascist laudromat, his sister and her raunchy all-male strip bar and his other "culturally challenged" family members and friends, make him a nationwide sensation. But Pecker soon discovers that instant over-exposure has its downside and he must make a fateful choice between his life and his art. Boasting a wickedly fun soundtrack, Pecker proves that "John Waters hasn`t lost his taste for outrageous humor!"
On Camera Interview with Photographer Chuck Shacochis
Commentary by Waters
Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
Mary Kay Place
Director of Photography:
Robert M. Stevens
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.
New Line Productions
Your Opinions and Comments
The video transfer is ok. There are no compression signs, yet the picture is not too clear and the level of detail isn`t very high.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat. The surrounds are used occasionally, but the main action is coming from the front speakers.
The menus are still and silent.
The extras include a commentary by the director (trying to make excuses for this pitiful movie) and a short behind the scenes look.
Bottom line - I cannot emphasize enough just how bad this movie is. Avoid this at all costs, unless you want to waste 86 minutes of your life.