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David Cronenberg’s Videodrome Blu-ray Criterion Collection Edition

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Blu-raySKU: 170827-67262-1
UPC: 715515062510
Part No: CC1934BD
Weight: 0.12 lbs
Condition: New

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Product Types: Products | Movies & TV
Lines: Cult Cinema Icons | Cult Flavor | Throwback Space
Formats: Blu-ray
Genres: Cult Cinema | Exploitation | Horror | Mystery | Science Fiction | Suspense | Thrillers
Studio: Criterion | Universal
Original U.S. Release: February 4, 1983
Item Release Date: December 7, 2010
Rating: R
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Details

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called VIDEODROME. As he unearths the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Renn’s ordinary life dissolves around him, and he finds himself at the center of a conflict between opposing factions in the struggle to control the truth behind the radical human future of “the New Flesh.” Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, VIDEODROME is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award-winner Rick Baker, VIDEODROME has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s, and The Criterion Collection is proud to present it in its full-length unrated edition.

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer of the unrated version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries: David Cronenberg and director of photography Mark Irwin, and actors James Woods and Deborah Harry
  • Camera (2000), a short film starring Videodrome’s Les Carlson, written and directed by Cronenberg
  • Forging the New Flesh, a new half-hour documentary featurette by filmmaker Michael Lennick about the creation of Videodrome’s video and prosthetic makeup effects
  • Effects Men, a new audio interview with special makeup effects creator Baker and video effects supervisor Lennick
  • Bootleg Video: the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of transmissions from “Videodrome,” presented in their original, unedited form with filmmaker commentary
  • Fear on Film, a 26-minute roundtable discussion from 1982 between filmmakers Cronenberg, John Carpenter, John Landis, and Mick Garris
  • Original theatrical trailers and promotional featurette
  • Stills galleries featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production photos, special effects makeup tests, and publicity photos
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • New cover art by Eva Wah
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas and Gary Indiana

Specifications

  • Runtime: 89
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Region: A

Cast: David Bolt | Deborah Harry | Jack Creley | James Woods | Julie Khaner | Leslie Carlson | Lynne Gorman | Peter Dvorsky | Reiner Schwarz | Sonja Smits
Directors: David Cronenberg

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