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Cult 101: Videodrome (1983) 4K Restoration

Opens on June 14

Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 87 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1983

Starring: Debbie Harry, James Woods, Leslie Carlson, Peter Dvorsky, Sonja Smits

Country: Canada
: English, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian with English subtitles

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About the film:

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new material for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broad­­cast of a hyper-violent torture show called “Videodrome.” His attempts to unearth the program’s origins send him on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sado­masochistic sex games, and bodily trans­formation.

Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry, Videodrome (1983) is one of the most original and provocative works from writer-director David Cronenberg, and features ground­breaking makeup effects by Academy Award winner Rick Baker.

“It remains the rare breed of sociological provocation that might change minds. It’s a looking glass. It’s a masterpiece.”

—Walter Chaw, RogerEbert

About the filmmaker:

Born in 1943, David Cronenberg is one of Canada’s most celebrated, internationally renowned and controversial auteurs. Based in Toronto, his career as a writer and director spans 40 years – from his independent experimental features and schlock films of the late 1960s and 1970s with Stereo (1969), Crimes of the Future (1970), Shivers (1975), Rabid (1976), and The Brood (1979), through his infamous forays into the science fiction and horror genres in the 1980s with Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), and Dead Ringers (1988), to his art-house adaptations of influential novels like Naked Lunch (1991), Crash (1996), and Spider (2002).

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