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Cry-Baby [DVD] [1990]

Release Date:07/12/2005
John Waters fans, prepare to shed a tear of joy as Focus Features brings the 1990 musical kitch-fest Cry-Baby to DVD as you've never seen it before. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the image looks near-pristine, with the accompanying Dolby Digital Stereo sound mix really bringing the music to life as our teen hero attempts show the town squares that even a lowly "drape" can have a heart of gold. Of course, what would a Waters DVD be without commentary, and true to form, the gleefully distasteful director does not disappoint, providing audio commentary that is nearly entertaining as the film itself. If that's not enough for Waters fans, viewers can take a closer look behind the scenes in the extended featurette entitled "It Came From Baltimore" before checking out some truly outrageous deleted scenes that didn't make the final cut.

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    Special Features

    • "It Came From Baltimore" featurette -- An in-depth look at the making of Cry-Baby with new interviews from John Waters and the cast
    • Feature commentary with director John Waters
    • Never-before-available deleted scenes


    John Waters does a quirky spin on '50s nostalgia in Cry-Baby, his musical homage to Rebel Without a Cause and Romeo and Juliet. Set in Baltimore in 1954 at the birth of rock & roll, the film features Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker. Depp is pure charisma as a juvenile delinquent with a permanent tear slithering down his cheek, a reminder of his state-executed parents. In the depths of his despair appears goody-goody girl Allison (Amy Locane), who has a sexual crush on Cry-Baby. But Allison's Pat Boone-like boyfriend, Baldwin (Stephen E. Miller), the leader of the squares, is dead set against Cry-Baby and the rest of the juvenile delinquents and leads a revolt against them. In the resultant riot, the juvenile delinquents are blamed for the chaos, and Cry-Baby finds himself dispatched to reform school. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Johnny Depp
      Johnny Depp - Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker
    • Amy Locane
      Amy Locane - Allison Vernon-Williams
    • Susan Tyrrell
      Susan Tyrrell - Ramona
    • Polly Bergen
      Polly Bergen - Mrs. Vernon-Williams
    • Iggy Pop
      Iggy Pop - Belvedere

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