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7.9
/10
9,251 Ratings

Videodrome

Directed by David Cronenberg
Canada, 1983
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror

Synopsis

In a bid to boost ratings, a programmer for a trashy cable channel broadcasts a hyper-violent torture show called Videodrome. Whilst trying to uncover its origins, he goes on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of conspiracy, sadomasochism and bodily transformation.

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Videodrome Directed by David Cronenberg
It’s interesting to see how this movie has been unpacked, from its initial release, to ten years ago, to five years ago – Cronenberg’s ideas discussed and theorized and mind fucking as the movie become closer and closer to the now. In five more years the movie may cease to be allegorical.
June 28, 2017
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Cronenberg’s sense of outrageous comedy sets up a brisk descent into madness and paranoia and sexual dysmorphia: a kinky-junkie bad trip. Harry traverses it with her seen-it-all veteran’s shrug, but she wouldn’t seem out of place in a pre-Code Hollywood oldie bantering with Jean Harlow or Joan Blondell either.
December 27, 2016
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Violent, erotic, and relentlessly weird—in other words, classic Cronenberg—Videodrome pits the CEO of a trash TV station (a superb James Woods) against a mysterious broadcast signal airing real violence and torture, content so visceral it thrusts its viewers into a fit of violent hallucinations.
October 29, 2015
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