Serial Mom [VHS] 
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Cult director John Waters follows up his successes with 'Hairspray' and 'Cry Baby' with this black comedy about a serial killer, poking fun at American Apple Pie values. Kathleen Turner is the devilish mother in question who'll do anything to protect her family.
In Serial Mom director John Waters creates a wickedly funny--and nasty--comedy starring Kathleen Turner as the ultimate suburbanite: a woman so obsessed with suburban perfection that she kills a neighbour for not separating her recyclables. Hubby Sam Waterston and kids Matthew Lillard and Ricki Lake don't have a clue that in fact it is squeaky-clean mom who is the killer at large in their Baltimore neighbourhood and who has murdered, among others, the guy who dumped her daughter. The final courtroom scene is a riot, turning her into a celebrity defendant (long before OJ Simpson) and featuring a terrific cameo by Patty Hearst (yes, that Patty Hearst). Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Waters' fans will find him in classic form. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
So if you are thinking about upgrading your dvd to this blu ray, then I would wait until the price comes down to around £5 because I think that it isn't worth more than that unless you really are a die hard fan of this movie, or just keep your dvd version, as you won't see much of a picture upgrade in the blu ray transfer.
Come on universal pictures, if you are going to release these titles on blu ray, then at least make sure that they are given decent transfers or don't bother at all!
The film oozes with satire of the modern vs. 50's family, the celebrity status we bestow on criminals, plus other topics. I liked the background details such as the monster models I remember having as a kid as well as the Spiro Agnew painting in the courthouse. There were numerous memorable scenes and lines as in most Waters' films. Worth owning.
Parental Guide: F-bombs, magazine/movie nudity, weird sex scene.
HOWEVER, what is NOT amazing, is that there NO EXTRAS WHATSOEVER!!!
This was a real disappointment because I assumed it included the audio commentary done by John Waters and Kathleen Turner, which features on the collector's edition DVD of this film... sad, sad, sad!
Kathleen Turner is amazing and so very funny in this underrated film.
It's a little blood thirsty in parts, however I think you laugh as you can identify slightly with her character when people get on her nerves !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this on TV many years ago and was glad when it was released on DVD. Kathleen Turner had a whale of a time in the lead role and her performance was pitch perfect. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gremlin
Received item very quickly. I live in the United States and I'm very impress with the UK Royal Post delivery. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rafael Rodriguez
An amazingly funny movie , this and the voices are my favourite dark comedy moviesPublished 9 months ago by UFG
I've loved this movie since I first saw it when I was just 10 years old and it has been one of my all time favourites ever since! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer