Videodrome [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [English] [1982]
  • SKU: 2474122
  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
  • 4.7 (9)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features

  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Cronenberg and Irwin, the other actors James Woods and Deborah Harry
  • Camera (2000), a short film by Cronenberg
  • Forging the new flesh, a half-hour documentary by filmmaker Michael Lennick about videodrome's video and prosthetic makeup effects
  • Effects men, an audio interview with makeup effects creator Rick Baker and video effects supervisor Lennick
  • Bootleg video, the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of other transmissions from videodrone, presented in their original, unedited form, with filmmaker commentary
  • Fear on film, a roundtable discussion from 1982 with Cronenberg and filmmakers John Carpenter, John Landis, and Mick Garris
  • Original theatrical trailers and promotional featurette
  • Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production photos and posters
  • Plus: a booklet featuring essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas, and Gary Indiana

Synopsis

Videodrome
Hardcore pornography, sadomasochism, mind control, and living televisions all play crucial roles in Videodrome, one of director David Cronenberg's explorations of dangerous sexuality and technological obsession. The morally questionable hero of the tale is one Max Renn (James Woods), a television executive searching for an intense new program for his sex-oriented network. He ultimately discovers an underground program called "Videodrome," which appears to broadcast pornographic snuff films of actual murders. Horrified but perversely intrigued, Renn sets out to find the truth behind the program. During his search, he meets alluring femme fatale Nicki (Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), technology cult leader Bianca O'Blivion, and other mysterious figures. Things become even more disturbing for Renn as his addiction grows, and the program begins to infect the outside world -- or perhaps merely destroy own his sanity. Cronenberg mingles his cerebral concerns about the nature of reality in the video age with enough visceral gore (courtesy of Rick Baker) to satisfy the film's intended horror audience. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Woods
    James Woods - Max Renn
  • Sonja Smits
    Sonja Smits - Bianca O'Blivion
  • Deborah Harry
    Deborah Harry - Nicki Brand
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    Peter Dvorsky - Harlan
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    Les Carlson - Barry Convex

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (9 Reviews)
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