Netflix Gets John Waters Exclusive27 Nov, 2006 By: Thomas K. Arnold
A week after its arch rival, Blockbuster, snagged exclusive DVD rental rights to all The Weinstein Co. movies, Netflix has announced an exclusive of its own.
This Filthy World, starring John Waters, will be available on DVD exclusively through Netflix on Dec. 12. The film captures a two-night standup engagement by the quirky director, best known for such cult classics as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Cry-Baby.
“John is an icon and a maverick filmmaker,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer. “Capturing him on film is a way to achieve a living legend in a very entertaining and insightful way.”
This Filthy World was filmed this year at the Harry De Jur Playhouse in New York City. It documents an irreverent standup routine Waters has been refining for more than 35 years, with topics ranging from the director's own childhood to his obsession with Michael Jackson.