James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Les Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman
Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Filmplan International, Guardian Trust Company, Victor Solnicki Productions
Network of Blood
1 Hour and 27 Minutes (87 Minutes)
First it controls your mind...then it destroys your body.
Few movies can marry her successful horror, surrealism and science fiction. Excellent example of this explosive cocktail is the ' Videodrome ' the great David Cronenberg. The "Baron of blood", as is one of his nicknames is in high spirits and gives us a highly original, imaginative and provocative films with social messages and implications for the future of our technological culture.
The case focuses on television producer Max Renn (James Woods) who runs a Canadian tv station geared to challenging programs of sexual and violent type. The Max is looking for something new and exciting that will shock the public and within the search will fall over in "Videodrome". This program contains lots of violence, sex and torture without any exciting plot the Max. When the new sexual companion Nicki (Deborah Harry) disappears after an audition for "Videodrome" Max decides to further carved issue reaching to the creators of a particular television program.
Just now, however, embarks on a dangerous adventure to the Max with unimaginable dimensions as he discovers weird side effects of "Videodorme". The program causes brain tumour of viewers and generates a number of strong illusions. In a strange world where reality blends with fantasy the Max enters the depths of program city with unpredictable consequences for his own life.
The polypragmon artist Andy Warhol featured in Videodrome as the ' Clockwork Orange ' 80s.
The "Videodrome" is a much looked for horror film and fiction. Despite the violent and sleazy character not shallow but through the reports of the actors gives its own ithikofilosofika messages about human nature and society. The intense surrealism of captivating the viewer the taxideyontas immediately into a bizarre world of illusion where the power of television is accentuated and convincingly menacing. The plot is characterized by constant twists and a devilishly beautiful complexity that fortunately does not tire nor parafoyskwnei "Videodrome." Mystery and dark atmosphere accompanying the film which is flanked by majestic, slow electronic music composer Howard Shore's leading (The Lord of the Rings) that make things seem even more dark and mysterious.
The James Woods is excellent in the role of the parakmiakoy tv producer and emerges as the undisputed leader of the film. Worthy of consideration is the presence of the singer Deborah Harry of Blondie, who with mazochistika and sexual kinks gives a touch of abnormality in ' Videodrome ', fitting with the whole atmosphere. Classically there is plenty of gore as is usual in Cronenberg's movies but the magic of the film occurred mainly in masterly manner which combines reality with illusion using great effects by Rick Baker mastora (An American Werewolf In London, Star Wars). Just let yourself be carried away to the wonderful surreal world of "Videodrome" and won't miss.
Movie Review Highlights
- The fictional scene that Max tries to touch the Nicki on "distorted" his tv.
- The poignant "opening" in the belly of Max induced by Videodrome makes us anatrichiazoyme.
- The unbelievably disgustingly sequelae after killing a ' responsible ' for Videodrome. From the scenes that you shouldn't eat when you see!
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Original idea and inventive screenplay, notable actors, surreal and hallucinogenic atmospheres, well-made futuristic aesthetic, evocative music, excellent special effects, rich gore.
Some may find disturbing and nasty the sadomasochistic film image.