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Videodrome

Author: Pierre DavidVictor SolnickiClaude HérouxDavid CronenbergJames WoodsAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2004.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 248.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Science fiction films
Motion pictures
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Science fiction
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre David; Victor Solnicki; Claude Héroux; David Cronenberg; James Woods; Sonja Smits; Debbie Harry; Universal Pictures (Firm); Filmplan International (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409525 9781559409520
OCLC Number: 56430152
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a Canadian/United States motion picture in 1982.
Credits: Director of photography, Mark Irwin ; edited by Ronald Sanders ; original music by Howard Shore ; special makeup designed and created by Rick Baker.
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).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (39 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
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.
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] (min.) --
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].
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 248.
Responsibility: Universal ; Filmplan International Production ; Pierre David and Victor Solnicki present ; a David Cronenberg film ; produced by Claude Héroux ; written and directed by David Cronenberg.

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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.

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