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Videodrome (1982)

Cast: James Woods, James Woods, Sonja Smits, more...
Director: David Cronenberg, David Cronenberg
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Cult, Horror, Science Fiction , Cyberpunk
Running Time: 89 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Hardcore pornography, sadomasochism, mind control, and living televisions all play crucial roles in Videodrome, one of director David Cronenberg's explorations of dangerous sexuality and technological obsession. The morally questionable hero of the tale is one Max Renn (James Woods), a television executive searching for an intense new program for his sex-oriented network. He ultimately discovers an underground program called "Videodrome," which appears to broadcast pornographic snuff films of actual murders. Horrified but perversely intrigued, Renn sets out to find the truth behind the program. During his search, he meets alluring femme fatale Nicki (Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), technology cult leader Bianca O'Blivion, and other mysterious figures. Things become even more disturbing for Renn as his addiction grows, and the program begins to infect the outside world -- or perhaps merely destroy own his sanity. Cronenberg mingles his cerebral concerns about the nature of reality in the video age with enough visceral gore (courtesy of Rick Baker) to satisfy the film's intended horror audience. ~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Loved it by Texan99 September 5, 2010 - 1:26 PM PDT
The movie that sold me on the sublimely intelligent James Woods for life 25 years ago. Immensely silly but enthralling; definitely worth a rental. Deborah Harry is right on target.

HATED IT by barbrakearney January 12, 2006 - 1:55 PM PST
1 out of 7 members found this review helpful
Enough with the vagina television set.

Cronenberg, nice place to visit by PSun September 4, 2003 - 8:05 PM PDT
10 out of 12 members found this review helpful
This movie is classic Cronenberg, disturbing visually as well as mentally, his forte. James Woods is as great as ever, intense, smart-alecky, funny. The plot is truly dizzying though, but all-in-all a much more stomacheable mind-screw than Naked Lunch.

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