Welcome to the Dollhouse

Out on:Blu-Ray 6th March 2023

Radiance Films is an idiosyncratic and adventurous new Blu-ray label sourcing visionary filmmaking, some of it ultra-rare, sometimes wonderfully-obscure, that otherwise might not see the light of day. As label boss Francesco Simeoni says, “Radiance will explore lesser trodden paths, areas of cinema that have never been touched before.”

Junior high school student Dawn “Wiener-dog” Wiener is perpetually teased by her classmates and tormented by the school bully, Brandon. All she wants is to be popular and that would certainly help her emerging crush on the lead of her brother’s garage band. Todd (Happiness) Solondz’s celebrated coming-of-age comedy won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and young star Heather Matarazzo was awarded Best Debut Performance at the prestigious Independent Spirit Awards. Perfectly capturing the growing pains of youth and suburbia with startling intensity, Welcome to the Dollhouse was widely praised on release with Janet Maslin of the New York Times describing it as a “mordantly hilarious suburban comedy - excruciatingly funny.”

Limited Edition Special Features:

High-Definition digital transfer of the film with uncompressed original stereo PCM audio, approved by director Todd Solondz
Interviews with Solondz and star Heather Matarazzo (2022)
Todd Solondz’s Suburban Nightmare: A visual essay by critic and author Hannah Strong on the film and its place within Solondz’s work (2022)
Audio commentary by BJ and Harmony Colangelo of This Ends at Prom podcast (2022)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
Booklet featuring new writing by critics A. S. Hamrah and Molly Lambert, archival writing by Solondz and Julian Murphet and an overview of contemporary reviews
Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings



Radiance Films
Release date
6th March, 2023


Todd Solondz