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Friday, April 25, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: V is for Videodrome!


1983




A typically challenging David Cronenberg movie - this one combining his patented "body horror" with some still topical ideas regarding cable television and what might be termed taboo entertainment.



When cable station exec James Woods discovers a secret satellite channel called Videodrome serving up real sex and violence to its subscribers, he starts investigating, little knowing what's in store for him when he starts tuning in...



Co-starring Sonja Smits and Debbie Harry (of Blondie fame) - this is the best kind of disturbing movie - with some incredible Rick Baker makeup effects. Recommended for those so inclined.




Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

3 comments:

  1. I still haven't seen this one, but it's a classic.

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    1. If you like Cronenberg, this is a must see.

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  2. Not Cronenberg's best (that's Scanners or Fly IMO), but definitely an impressive highlight in the impressive filmography of this impressive director :)

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