New York : Palm Pictures, c2003.
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround.
Asia Argento, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Renner, Michael Pitt, Marily Manson, John Robinson, Jimmy Bennett, Dylan & Cole Sprouse.
Writer/director, Asia Argento ; director of photography, Eric Edwards.
Featuring music by Sonic Youth and Subhumans.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Based on the autobiographical novel by J.T. Leroy.
MPAA rating: R; For intense depiction of child abuse/neglect, strong sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence.
Actress and filmmaker Asia Argento directed this faithful screen adaptation of J.T. Leroy's novel/memoir, which documents one boy's truly harrowing road to adulthood. Jeremiah is the seven-year-old son of Sarah, an unstable and unwed mother who abandoned her son and left him to be raised by foster parents. Jeremiah has come to love his guardians, and is devastated when Sarah arrives at their doorstep, demanding her child back. Threatening Jeremiah with torture if he tries to run away, Sarah introduces her young son to drugs and encourages her one-night-stand paramours to help "discipline" her son when she feels his behavior is inappropriate. Jeremiah continues a difficut and problematic life with his mother, her various partners, and his grandparents, members of a fundamentalist Christian sect which emphasizes child discipline that's strict to the point of abuse.
Special features: commentary track with director Asia Argento and producer Chris Hanley ; "JT under cover" featurette ; New York film premiere & party featurette ; multiple easter eggs ; U.S. theatrical trailer ; previews ; weblinks.
MW, 8-06; 10-09(rpl)
PALMDV3131 Palm Pictures