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Semler, Arnold A., film producer.
Schamus, James, 1959- film producer.
Law, Lindsay, film producer.
Hope, Ted, film producer.
Vachon, Christine, film producer.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
9781604659313, 1604659319
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2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded-out insert. 


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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014].
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
9781604659313, 1604659319


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (with director Todd Haynes, actress Julianne Moore and producer Christine Vachon); Trailer. Disc 2: The suicide (a 1978 short film by Haynes); Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore (conversation between Haynes and Moore where they reflect on the strength of their working relationship and talk about the film where it all began); Christine Vachon (new interview with Vachon where she reflects on the beginnings of her collaborations with director Todd Haynes and discusses the historical context of Safe). Insert includes an essay by critic Dennis Lim.
Creation/Production Credits
Costume design, Nancy Steiner ; production design, David Bomba ; music composer and performer, Ed Tomney ; editor, James Lyons ; director of photography, Alex Nepomniaschy.
Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman, Kate McGregor Stewart, Mary Carver, Steven Gilborn, April Grace, Peter Crombie, Ronnie Farer, Jodie Markell, Lorna Scott, James LeGros, Dean Norris.
Carol White is an L.A. housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what cannot be seen.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for a sex scene and brief language.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), monoaural.
In English with optional English captions.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Semler, A. A., Schamus, J., Law, L., Hope, T., Vachon, C., Zalaznick, L., Haynes, T., Moore, J., Friedman, P., Berkeley, X., Norman, S. G., McGregor-Stewart, K., Carver, M., Gilborn, S., Grace, A., Crombie, P., Farer, R., Markell, J., Scott, L., LeGros, J., Norris, D., Steiner, N., Bomba, D. J., Tomney, E., Lyons, J., Nepomniaschy, A., & Lim, D. (2014). Safe (Director-approved two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Arnold A., Semler et al.. 2014. Safe. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Arnold A., Semler et al.. Safe The Criterion Collection, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Semler, Arnold A.,, et al. Safe Director-approved two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2014.

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