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Author Topic: Videodrome (1983)  (Read 5353 times)

Offline I_Drink_Your_Blood

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Videodrome (1983)
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:49:52 AM »

Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small cable station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture. The layers of deception and mind-control conspiracy unfold as he uncovers the signal's source and loses touch with reality in a series of increasingly bizarre and violently organic hallucinations.

My favourite Cronenberg film, and one of my all time favourite films. If you haven't checked this one out yet, then what the fuck are you waiting for??!







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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 12:56:04 AM »
Amazing film, and seemingly timeless.

I love how it's social media commentary is more fitting for todays society than ever before (and will only continue to become closer and closer) It's as if ol' Cronenberg saw the future. I really need to pick up the Blu.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 07:44:16 PM »
I loved this movie.  It was extremely uncomfortable and very intelligent. 

I'll probably never watch it again, just to preserve that wonderful feeling from my first time.  That was something special.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 09:00:39 AM »
Amazing film, and seemingly timeless.

I love how it's social media commentary is more fitting for todays society than ever before (and will only continue to become closer and closer) It's as if ol' Cronenberg saw the future. I really need to pick up the Blu.

I can agree with you on that Ox! 

This is a film I can watch over and over again.  Man, I wish Cronenberg would pay a revist to "Body Horror" one of these days.  I mean, his thrillers are still top-notch!  But it would be nice to see another Cronenberg horror flick again!

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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 02:54:36 PM »
Great movie & probably my second fave of his cause i always liked Shivers, but Deborah Harry.  :-* :yes:

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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 05:00:50 PM »
Watched this for the first time about 6 months ago or so. Kept reading about it in books about horror movies I was reading for a research paper I was doing in one of my classes. I can't believe I waited so long to watch this film.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 05:30:45 PM »
I watched this the first time too young so didn't appreciate it as preferred less cranial stimulation at the time...ie Zombie movies :D ...so because I keep seeing this copy at the markets maybe I will pick it up and revisit it.


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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 05:35:13 PM »
I watched this the first time too young so didn't appreciate it as preferred less cranial stimulation at the time...ie Zombie movies :D ...so because I keep seeing this copy at the markets maybe I will pick it up and revisit it.

You really should man. I wasn't a huge fan at first wither I got it young. But on the re-watch, once I was older and could better grasp it, I was blown away.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 05:38:49 PM »
I will that is for certain.


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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 04:27:04 AM »
Love this film! I have all of Cronenberg's horror films in my DVD collection :yes:

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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 03:20:44 PM »
I use to have this one on dvd but it just never did it for me really. I guess Jmaes Woods was good in it though.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2013, 03:53:34 PM »
A favorite of mine, a fantastic movie that is even more relevant now than it was upon it's release.

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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 10:29:43 PM »
Long live the new flesh! Cronenberg comes up with the best dialogue. I own every one of his films on either DVD or Blu Ray.
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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 10:32:09 PM »
I love this movie! It's Cronenberg's masterpiece. The Criterion 2-disc DVD is by far my favorite Criterion release!

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Re: Videodrome (1983)
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 11:25:20 AM »
Videodrome has a lot of re-play value Which is something I really appreciate in a film. A very surreal experience for me was walking into the Festival Of Fear party at the Revival in Toronto. There is a lower level bar and all the screens were playing the uncut snuff segments from the film. This film will be in my Psyche probably until I die. And for good reason!