Videodrome

Synopsis: Max Renn runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand, goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy.
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
60
Rotten Tomatoes:
78%
R
Year:
1983
87 min
1,070 Views


- Nope.

- It's a real sicko.

- Brilliant.

- For perverts only.

- It's absolutely brilliant.

I mean, look, there's almost

no production costs.

You can't take your eyes off it.

It's incredibly realistic.

Where do they get actors

who can do this?

- Oh, help me. I think he wants it.

- Come on.

It's worth checking out.

Did you have any trouble

locking onto it this time?

Not after I realized

the Malaysia delay was a plant.

- It's not coming from Malaysia?

- You can't fool the Prince of Pirates for long.

Har- Harlan,

where is it coming from?

Pittsburgh.

That's in the U.S.A.

Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh.

Get professional help.

But it's not me. It's my sister.

It's not your sister.

It's you, lover.

Can't you tell?

Isn't that why you called me?

You want help.

You need help.

You're going insane. I can hear you

disintegrating while you talk to me.

I've got your number, haven't I?

I hate my sister.

I don't want to.

It's ripping me up inside.

But I do. I do.

Will you call our Distress Center?

Will you call

the CRAM Distress Center?

They'll tell you where

to get help, lover.

And you need it.

You need it now.

I will. I will.

Oh, thank you, Nicki.

We'll return to Nicki Brand...

and the Emotional Rescue show

in just a moment.

This is CRAM in Toronto,

and we've got the weather for you.

- Got any porno?

- You serious?

Yeah.

Gets me in the mood.

What's this? "Videodrome."

Torture, murder.

Sounds great.

Ain't exactly sex.

Says who?

- God, I can't believe it.

- I'll turn it off.

No, no, no. It's okay.

I can take it.

Can you get it any clearer?

It's a pirate tape.

They scramble it.

I like it.

- Yeah?

- Yeah, it turns me on.

Take out your Swiss Army knife

and cut me here...

just -just a little.

Looks like somebody's

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David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, actor and author. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Crash (1996). more…

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