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Videodrome (1983)

  • Starring: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Genre(s): Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 89 min.

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Every month, one member picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen. May’s pick was made by moxie member Justin Kingery.

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Summary: Sci-fi horror filmmaker David Cronenberg’s diabolical invader is a television show that seduces and controls its viewers. Featuring rock star Deborah Harry (in her first major film) as a kinky hostess, James Woods as a cable programmer looking for the ultimate in viewing thrills, and special make-up effects by Oscar-winner Rick Baker, Videodrome is a pulsating science fiction nightmare about a world where video can control and alter human life. [Universal]

"Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like Cronenberg. "
- Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Videodrome exalts technology while excoriating tech­nocracy, painting a dystopian picture. It is at once a baffling and entirely credible depiction: Cronenberg expresses what is usually repressed and makes visible those networks of power not seen by the naked eye."
- Carrie Rickey, Criterion Collection
"VIDEODROME very well may be the most incomprehensible mainstream film ever made [...] Nevertheless, this is a remarkable film that will continue to be debated and analyzed for decades to come. "
- TV Guide
"Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects."
- Variety Staff, Variety


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