Videodrome

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[2004]
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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, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 9a643905-9e10-9946-712a-872e1b2e7470
Full title videodrome
Author universal pictures
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Carlson, Leslie, 1933-2014., Creley, Jack, 1926-2004., Cronenberg, David, 1943-, David, Pierre, 1944-, Dvorsky, Peter (Actor), Gorman, Lynne, 1920-1989., Harry, Debbie., Héroux, Claude., Irwin, Mark, 1950-, Shore, Howard., Smits, Sonja, 1958-, Solnicki, Victor., Woods, James, 1947-
author2-role Carlson, Leslie,1933-2014., Creley, Jack,1926-2004., Criterion Collection (Firm), Cronenberg, David,1943-, David, Pierre,1944-, Dvorsky, Peter(Actor), Filmplan International (Firm), Gorman, Lynne,1920-1989., Harry, Debbie., Héroux, Claude., Irwin, Mark,1950-, Shore, Howard., Smits, Sonja,1958-, Solnicki, Victor., Universal Pictures (Firm), Woods, James,1947-
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display_description When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation.
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subject_facet Cable television -- Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- Canada, Fiction films, Foreign films, Horror films, Reality television programs -- Drama, Science fiction -- Feature, Science fiction films, Science fiction films -- Canada, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Videodrome
title_full Videodrome [videorecording (DVD)] / Universal ; Filmplan International Production ; Pierre David and Victor Solnicki present ; a David Cronenberg film ; produced by Claude Héroux ; written and directed by David Cronenberg
title_short Videodrome
topic_facet Cable television, Reality television programs
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