Videodrome

Directed by David Cronenberg
Starring James Woods

Criterion Collection | April 1, 2014 | Blu-Ray

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Max Renn runs an unauthorized cable channel in Toronto that caters to viewers demanding increasingly violent and pornographic material. One night, in search of new programming fodder, he stumbles across a scrambled satellite transmission emanating from unknown regions -- a startlingly graphic broadcast that routinely depicts the brutal torture and murder of women. Excited by his find, Renn attempts to track the show to its origins, but he continually encounters resistance, including a warning from one of his programming suppliers that the broadcasts are not dramatizations but depictions of actual murders. Undaunted, Renn finally traces the show to Pittsburgh, where he encounters the transmissions of a Messianic madman known as Brian O'Blivion. Although O'Blivion is dead, his daughter continues to spread his twisted gospel by broadcasting old videotapes of his sermons, encouraging people to embrace the barbarous new TV world as reality. Eventually Renn finds the man who is controlling all the hallucinatory video violence. But by then, Max has begun his own descent into madness, an insanity culminating in physical manifestations of the exploitative sleaze he has profited from over the years.

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 89

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515062510

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Videodrome

Directed by David Cronenberg
Starring James Woods

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 89

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515062510


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English

Synopsis

Max Renn runs an unauthorized cable channel in Toronto that caters to viewers demanding increasingly violent and pornographic material. One night, in search of new programming fodder, he stumbles across a scrambled satellite transmission emanating from unknown regions -- a startlingly graphic broadcast that routinely depicts the brutal torture and murder of women. Excited by his find, Renn attempts to track the show to its origins, but he continually encounters resistance, including a warning from one of his programming suppliers that the broadcasts are not dramatizations but depictions of actual murders. Undaunted, Renn finally traces the show to Pittsburgh, where he encounters the transmissions of a Messianic madman known as Brian O'Blivion. Although O'Blivion is dead, his daughter continues to spread his twisted gospel by broadcasting old videotapes of his sermons, encouraging people to embrace the barbarous new TV world as reality. Eventually Renn finds the man who is controlling all the hallucinatory video violence. But by then, Max has begun his own descent into madness, an insanity culminating in physical manifestations of the exploitative sleaze he has profited from over the years.

Description

After a cable TV programmer adds a strange new show called "Videodrome" to the network's line-up, bizarre events begin to occur. The customer's TV's pulsate with a life of their own, and the viewers begin to confuse TV fantasy with reality.

Notes

Additional production company: Guardian Trust Company Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Began shooting October 27, 1981; completed shooting December 23, 1981. Released in North America February 4, 1983.
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