MOM AND DAD (FORBIDDEN FRUIT: THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE EXPLOITATION PICTURE    Volume 1) (Blu-ray)

Directed by William Beaudine

Release Year: 1945
Running Time: 97
UPC: 7 38329 24338 8
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy Blu-ray
Only ships to US & Canada
Cast
June Carlson
Hardie Albright
Lois Austin
Jimmy Clark
George Eldredge

Crew
Directed by William Beaudine

In the 75 years since its initial release, Kroger Babb’s Mom and Dad has achieved mythical cinematic status. It was a film that, during the height of the Production Code, not only dared to address issues of venereal disease and unexpected pregnancy but presented graphic footage of bodies scarred by syphilis and multiple unobstructed views of childbirth. So sensational was the film (and so different were the audiences’ motivations for seeing it) that screenings were commonly segregated by gender. Furthermore, screenings were presented with a live sex hygiene lecturer, who underscored the film’s educational value and sold informational pamphlets. It became one of the highest-grossing films of the 1940s, yet for decades has been unavailable for screening. The original negative has succumbed to nitrate decomposition, but this authorized presentation has been mastered from three separate 35mm elements. It is presented with a wealth of supplemental material to illuminate why Mom and Dad became such a phenomenon, and continues to fascinate audiences even now.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

4K restoration from 35mm archive elements

Audio commentary by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959

Original theatrical trailer

Mom and Dad radio spots

Sex Hygiene (1942, dir: John Ford)

Sex hygiene lectures and vintage childbirth footage

Sex hygiene book pitches

Gallery of exploitation trailers


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:33pm
RT' @DEADLINE': Kino Lorber To Stream ‘The American Nurse’ Free To Honor Those On Frontlines Of COVID-19 Crisis' https://t.co/MVCPeBiDqW' https…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:22pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Carl Boese, Paul Wegener's "Der Golem" Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/d08gVTq4Vv' CAN:' https://t.co/cK9qycVJiR' OUR COMP…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:19pm
To honor America's nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, we are offering free streaming of acclaimed…' https://t.co/8WKTazqitt'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:17pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 23! Murder by Decree (1979) • 2019 HD Master by StudioCanal • Audio Commentary with Director Bob Clark •…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 2:12pm
RT' @POVmagazine': #NowStreaming:' @KinoLorber' Re-Releases THE AMERICAN NURSE for Free to Spotlight Health Care Workers 👩‍⚕️https://t.co/syYFJ…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 1:51pm
RT' @mcastimovies': Attn #BACURAU fans: I am still talking about BACURAU, which you can stream and help support independent cinemas through' @…'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 12:01pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TODAY! Arnold Fanck's "The Great Leap" Blu-ray - Leni Riefenstahl' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/8Kj8FxBz1E' CAN: https://…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 10:35am
"Such portraits of fierce, resilient women can be found throughout Ivers and Guy-Blaché’s work. But it’s more than…' https://t.co/B4B4EOFM27'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:53am
"These two key early filmmakers finally stand to get the widespread appreciation they’ve long deserved."…' https://t.co/bDjxdw4Asv'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:52am
RT' @FilmLinc': The legendary Jean-Luc Godard is on Instagram Live right now. Tune in:' https://t.co/V8Q59t1qrJ' 🇫🇷' https://t.co/fAxuZobMVB'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com