Videodrome (Criterion) (Blu-Ray)

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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 struggles to unearth 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. 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,

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 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 struggles to unearth 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. 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.


    * NTSC Region 1



 SPECIAL EDITION:
    * Two audio commentaries:
          o David Cronenberg and director of photography Mark Irwin
          o 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
    * A booklet featuring essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas, and Gary Indiana


 

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Weight 9 oz