Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 208: Mon Jul 28

Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983): The Alibi Film Club, 91 Kingsland High St, E8, 8pm

The Alibi Film Club continue their excellent run of movies with this Cronenberg cult classic.

Chicago Reader review:  
'This 1983 shocker by David Cronenberg comes about as close to abandoning a narrative format as a commercial film possibly can: James Woods plays the programmer of a sleazy Toronto cable channel who stumbles across a mysterious pirate emission—a porno show called “Videodrome” that features hideous S and M fantasies performed with appalling realism. Knowing a ratings winner when he sees one, Woods sets out to find the producer and quickly becomes involved with a kinky talk-show hostess (Deborah Harry), expanding rubber TV sets, a bizarre religious cult, and—almost incidentally—a plot to take over the world. Never coherent and frequently pretentious, the film remains an audacious attempt to place obsessive personal images before a popular audience—a kind of Kenneth Anger version of Star Wars.'
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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