Videodrome (1982)
Front Cover Actor
James Woods Max Renn
Sonja Smits Bianca O'Blivion
Debbie Harry Nicki Brand
Peter Dvorsky Harlan
Les Carlson Barry Convex
Jack Creley Prof. Brian O'Blivion
Lynne Gorman Marsha
Julie Khaner Briley
Lally Cadeau Rena King
Sam Malkin Bum
Deborah Harry
Movie Details
Genre Horror; Science Fiction; Thriller
Director David Cronenberg
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 88 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 025192038723
Release Date 2004
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby