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Title Videodrome [(DVD) videorecording] / Universal ; Filmplan International Production ; Pierre David and Victor Solnicki present ; a David Cronenberg film ; produced by Claude Héroux ; written and directed by David Cronenberg.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2004]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F VID    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F VID    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (39 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 248
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 248.
System Details DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital Mono 1.0, widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, new high-definition digital transfer with restored image and sound, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast James Woods (Max Renn), Sonja Smits (Bianca O'Blivion), Deborah Harry (Nicki Brand), Peter Dvorsky (Harlan), Les Carlson (Barry Convex), Jack Creley (Brian O'Blivion), Lynne Gorman (Masha).
Credits Director of photography, Mark Irwin ; edited by Ronald Sanders ; original music by Howard Shore ; special makeup designed and created by Rick Baker.
Note Originally produced as a Canadian/United States motion picture in 1982.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Contents Disc 1 Film. Wake-up call -- Max Renn -- Something tough -- Rena King Show -- Transmissions from Pittsburgh -- "Got any porno?" -- Subterranean connections -- "It has a philosophy" -- Cathode Ray MIssion -- Hallucinations begin -- Brian O'Blivion -- "Careful. It bites." -- Perceptions of reality -- Barry Convex -- Rude awakening -- "Savage new times" -- Handgun -- Assassin -- Reprogrammed -- "See you in Pittsburgh" -- Death to Videodrome -- "Long live the new flesh" -- Credits ; Extras: Commentaries [David Cronenberg/Mark Irwin; James Woods/Deborah Harry] -- Camera [short film by Cronenberg] (7 min.).
Disc 2, Supplements Forging the new flesh [Documentary on special effects] (28 min.) -- Effects men [Audio commentary only] -- Bootleg video [Three short films seen on television in the film] (17 min.) -- Fear on film [Roundtable discussion from 1982 with directors Cronenberg, John Landis, and John Carpenter] (26 min.) -- Marketing [trailers, making of documentary, stills galleries] (12 min.) -- Stills galleries [special effects, cast & crew].
Subject Reality television programs -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Cable television -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Television programs.
Added Author David, Pierre.
Solnicki, Victor.
Héroux, Claude.
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Woods, James, 1947-
Smits, Sonja, 1958-
Harry, Debbie.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Filmplan International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1559409525
Standard No. 715515015424
Music No. CC1604D Criterion Collection
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