Kiss Of The Spider Woman: Two-Disc Collector's Edition

City Lights   (1985) / Region 1
Kiss Of The Spider Woman: Two-Disc Collectors Edition

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Kiss Of The Spider Woman: Two-Disc Collector's Edition

Disc 1: The Feature

This groundbreaking film was the first independent ever to receive the top four Oscar nominations including Best Picture for producer David Weisman, and Best Director for Hector Babenco. Adapted by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Leonard Schrader from Manuel Puig's novel, set in a non-specific Latin American country, Kiss of the Spider Woman takes a penetrating look at the role of sex, politics, and under an oppressive right-wing regime. The timeless story, more relevant today than ever, follows the complex relationship between two, fundamentally different men with opposite life views - building with emotional crescendo as they gradually come together in a stunning transcendental conclusion. William Hurt delivers his Oscar-winning performance in this captivating tribute to the power of film and fantasy as escape from inhumane conditions.

Disc 2: Tangled Web: Making Kiss Of The Spider Woman

A strange odyssey from novel to film is chronicled in Tangled Web: 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'. Creative team Manuel Puig, William Hurt, Hector Babenco, David Weisman, Leonard Schrader, and Raul Julia confess the daunting challenge and profound satisfaction of crafting this watershed film - which almost never made it to the big screen. Burt Lancaster's mysterious obsession, director Babenco's epic struggle with author Puig, the birth of today's independent cinema - all play parts in the startling saga of this timeless gem. Filmmaker David Weisman's engrossing Tangled Web captures the many unique and emotional moments that serendipitously turned this courageous movie into a masterpiece.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 13 2008
  • Production Year 1985
  • Empire SKU 1422167
  • UPC Code 897246001508
  • Studio  City Lights
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles French and Spanish


Disc 1:
- Trivia Track in English and Spanish
- Original Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2:
- Manuel Puig Mini-Documentary: The Submissive Woman's Role
- Spider Woman on Broadway: Mini-Documentary with Hal Prince, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Chita Rivera, Terrence McNally, Manuel Puig
- Slide Show Commentary: Transition from Novel to Film
- Photo Galleries: Over 150 Exquisite Images


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital Mono
    Spanish Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

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