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Actors: Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Trachta, Barbara Crampton, Melissa Stone, Seth Adam Jones
Director: Jim Wynorski
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2001     1hr 32min


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Actors: Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Trachta, Barbara Crampton, Melissa Stone, Seth Adam Jones
Director: Jim Wynorski
Creators: Jim Wynorski, Alan B. Bursteen, Alison Semenza, Andrew Stevens, David Bursteen, Al Sophianopoulos, Sean O'Bannon
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Live / Artisan
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

If you like B-movies, this one is sure to entertain
Brett Heitkam | Lena, IL United States | 07/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Poison is not a great movie, but it so entertaining that it doesn't matter. Kari Wuhrer plays a young gal whose husband commits suicide after being fired from his job. After learning from her husband's former boss that the company had hired someone to replace him long before he was even fired because he wasn't a good worker, Kari's character snaps (she blames the company for her hubby's death). She then decides to exact revenge; first on the boss guy, and then on the woman who replaced her husband (played by soap star Barbara Crampton).Poison is dark, sexy, and a lot of fun as well. There are a couple of instances where the acting could be a bit better (such as the Garrett's original housekeeper and their daughter) but Kari Wuhrer and Barbara Crampton make up for that. The pacing is quick, the death scenes well done, and there's enough nudity to please any fan of skin (you eventually see every female character in various stages of undress...although it looked like Ms. Crampton may have used a body double).The DVD features Audio Commentary from the director, cast bios, original trailer, and photo gallery. The picture in in 1.85:1 widescreen and it is pristine and crystal clear. The audio is offered in 5.1 and 2.0 surround sound. The 5.1 mix is good. Loud where it should be, and the surround channels are used occasionally for emphasis.Overall, a good choice for purchase or rental."
Marc Matz | King of Prussia, PA United States | 10/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I personally am a huge kari wuhrer fan and have bought all her movies simply to find the best nude/sex scene with her in it. This movie could have been way better but there is one scene where kari seduces the son that is simply fantastic. Yes she gets naked, yes she has sex with him, yes its worth the whole movie for this scene alone. Buy it if you are a collector."
Wuhrer she be more like tweed
Marc Matz | 09/26/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Following Kari Wuhrer's last two flicks, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Poison. Unfortunately, I was dissappointed both by the plot and her flat acting.Essentially, Poison is a redux of Shannon Tweed's 1996, Scorned. In her role as the wife-bent-on revenge, Tweed exuded passion, eroticism and an evil thirst that made this movie a classic. Wuhrer, with her sexy look and bedroom eyes would be my pick to reprise the Tweed role except the story held little of the sexual tension that made the original burn.Jay Andrews, the director of Poison essentially wasted the talents of this young beauty, by not giving her the direction she obviously needed to make this role work. For example, the relationship between the family's sexy daughter and Kari is never given the opportunity to explode. Instead, it's treated like a G-movie--C'mon already, this is a woman bent on revenge and destruction. Even her relationship with the wife was never given an opportunity to blossom like in the original.If your looking for eroticism at its finest, watch Scorned (the unrated version is HOT). And unless you absolutely can't get enough of Kari Wuhrer, pass this one by.I just hope someone gives Miss Wuhrer an opportunity to shine in the same way that Shannon Whirry, and Shannon Tweed have over the years. She's hotter than both and a better actor to boot."
Good Movie, but could have been better
Marc Matz | 06/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is worth being watched only for Kari Wuhrer. If you are a Kari fan, you will see a lot of her in it. Good movie to watch before sleep."