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08 August 2022

Dark Star Pictures has POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA (review)

During the fall of the Soviet Union, Potato and his mother Lena imagine a better life in America.  Writing to a mail order bride service, Lena meets and marries the mysterious John who moves them to Seattle where Potato's growing sexual awareness is threatened by John's religiosity and controlling nature which is harboring a secret of its own. 

REVIEW LINK: Dark Star Pictures (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/co-producer/director Wes Hurley
  • Behind the Scenes featurettes:
    • "American School Day"
    • "Soviet Russia"
    • "John and Hersh Dancing"
    • "Extended Dance Sequence"
    • "Recording the Score"
    • "Breakdown Scene"
  • Introduction by the Actors
  • Actor Interviews:
    • Dan Lauria
    • Hersh Powers
    • Jonathan Bennett
    • Lea DeLaria
    • Marya Sea Kaminski
    • Tyler Bocock
    • "The Boys"
  • Deleted Scene: "Potato at Pride"
  • Outtake: "School Dance"
  • "Little Potato (The Story Begins...)" documentary
  • Short Films: 
    • "Rachels Don't Run"
    • "Rusalka"
  • "Capitol Hill" Web Series: Season 1 (10 episodes)
  • Trailers
  • Comes with a reversible cover and a poster insert with an essay by filmmaker Guinevere Turner on the back.
  • The first 1,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome come with a special limited edition slipcover designed by Jess Rotter.

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