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Movies: Videodrome
Videodrome
Drama, Horror, SciFi/Fantasy
 
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 Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: Peter Dvorsky, James Woods, Jack Creley, Sonja Smits, Leslie Carlson
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Directed by: David Cronenberg
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Running time: 1hr 27min
Opens: Jan 28, 1983
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