Rabid [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1977]

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  • Release Date: 11/22/2016
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (37 out of 37)

Synopsis


Rabid
For his second commercial feature, following a pair of experimental films and 1977's Shivers, Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg continued to mine the themes of disease and mutation that were already becoming his perennial concerns. Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, an attractive young woman who becomes horribly injured in a motorcycle accident. Spirited away to the clinic of Drs. Dan and Roxanne Keloid (Howard Ryshpan and Patricia Gage), a pair of experimental plastic surgeons, Rose becomes an unwitting guinea pig in an operation that grafts genetically modified tissue into her body. Waking from her coma to find she is unable to ingest normal food, Rose unwittingly feeds on human blood by means of a phallic organ that emerges from a vulval orifice in her armpit. Within hours of providing Rose with sustenance, her victims fall prey to an incurable, highly contagious disease that turns them into raving lunatics who foam at the mouth and attack others indiscriminately. Soon, Montreal is under martial law, but nobody can find the Typhoid Mary whose vampiric urges are driving the epidemic -- not even Hart (Frank Moore), Rose's befuddled boyfriend. Although she is best-known for her starring role in the crossover porn epic Behind the Green Door, Chambers actually received her start in features with 1970's The Owl and the Pussycat. Rabid also stars TV and stage veteran Joe Silver as Murray Cypher, a mutual friend of Hart and the Keloids. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Frank Moore
    Frank Moore - Hart Read
  • Joe Silver
    Joe Silver - Murray Cypher
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    Howard Ryshpan - Dr. Dan Keloid
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    Patricia Gage - Dr. Roxanne Keloid
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    Susan Roman - Mindy Kent



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Rabid Cronenberg Fan

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    djgrahamsicle
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    Cronenberg films can be hard to watch for a multitude of reasons. This one, despite being so early in his career, is an easy watch I thought. It's quite enjoyable. And thanks to Scream/Shout again for an excellent release. The features are good and I love this artwork!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The infection is spreading!

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    endgamer
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    One of my favorite Cronenberg 'zombie' type flicks finally gets a worthy U.S. blu-ray release with stellar picture and new audio commentary and interview extras. Shout Factory is killing it with these collector's editions. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

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    Andrew
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    I think this Shout blu-ray release looks pretty darn good for a low budget film from 1977. I see complaints on the internet about it not having that contrasty "grindhouse" look like the Arrow release. Whatever, if you like Rabid I'd say get the Shout version now and just enjoy the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    bigdaddyhorse
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    Not much to say about the film, you either know it and love it or you don't. Had to grab this collector's edition for all the cool extra features. Plus at $14.99, it's the best price anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cronenberg and Zombies

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    M2smelly
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    It makes sense Cronenberg would make a zombie film at some point. This just after Dawn of the Dead release. Showed Cronenberg stretching the body horror muscles, that would define his horror career.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Early Cronenberg Gem

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    Plumbs1975
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    I am a huge fan of David Cronenbergs early stuff and this is my second fave after Scanners. if you like auteur horror then definitely check out early Cronenberg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluray transfer

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    SegaSaturnSNK
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    Looks fantastic and Scream Factory did an amazing transfer on this. Minor grain here and there but looks great. As for the movie, it was okay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal at $14.99

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    ROB1978
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    Saw this at Best Buy for a lower price than most online retailers and snagged it. An early Cronenberg feature worth picking up!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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