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August 15, 1993|Kevin Thomas

Poison (Cinemax Tuesday at 2:40 a.m.) is woven together out of three separate stories: a Jean Genet adaptation, a parody of vintage horror pictures and a mock documentary. Todd Haynes' 1991 film works by disorienting juxtapositions, a gradual accretion of themes and interrelationships.

Wild Wheels (Cinemax Friday at 8 p.m.), Harrod Blank's entertaining 1992 documentary on people who decorate or otherwise transform their vehicles, gently reveals much about the diversity of human nature and the enduring value of the freedom of expression.

Cabin in the Cotton (TNT Saturday at 1:15 a.m.) is one of Bette Davis' most striking early pictures, in which she plays a Southern belle who's bad news for an earnest Richard Barthelmess. This is the film in which she says, "Ah'd like to kiss ya, but Ah jes' washed mah hair."

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