Videodrome

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.wikipedia
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James Woods

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.
His best known roles are Videodrome (1983), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Casino (1995), Nixon (1995), Contact (1997), as the voice of Hades in Disney's animated feature Hercules (1997) and as the voice of Falcón in the movie Stuart Little 2 (2002).

David Cronenberg

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.
In the first third of his career he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction films such as Scanners (1981) and Videodrome (1983), although his work has since expanded beyond these genres.

Debbie Harry

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.
In 1981, Harry released her debut solo album, KooKoo, and, during a hiatus of Blondie, also embarked on an acting career, appearing in lead roles in the neo-noir Union City (1983) and in David Cronenberg's body horror film Videodrome (1983).

Sonja Smits

Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.
Smits also played Bianca O'Blivion in the David Cronenberg horror movie Videodrome.

5th Genie Awards

1984
Cronenberg won Best Direction at the 5th Genie Awards, and the film was nominated for seven more.

Canadian Screen Award for Best Director

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Cronenberg won Best Direction at the 5th Genie Awards, and the film was nominated for seven more.

Rick Baker

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The film's visual effects designer, Rick Baker, stated that "I knew we would need a flexible material ... we tested with a weather balloon first, stretching it over a frame the size of a TV screen, and pushed a hand through it to see how far it stretched, and then we rear-projected on it."

Marshall McLuhan

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Marshall McLuhan was a lecturer in media studies at the University during the same time (the early 1970s), and is often credited as an influence on Cronenberg's ideas for Videodrome.
The character "Brian O'Blivion" in David Cronenberg's 1983 film Videodrome is a "media oracle" based on McLuhan.

List of body horror media

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Adam Smith of Empire gave the film 4 out of 5 possible stars, calling it a "perfect example" of body horror.

Mark Irwin

He is widely known for his early collaborations with David Cronenberg on films such as Fast Company, Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, and The Fly.

Leslie Carlson

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Carlson appeared in four movies from director David Cronenberg, including Videodrome and The Dead Zone.

Dennis Etchison

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Though credited to "Jack Martin", the novel was, in fact, the work of horror novelist Dennis Etchison.
Writing under the pseudonym of "Jack Martin", he has published popular novelizations of the films Halloween II (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), and Videodrome (1983).

Stereo (1969 film)

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In 2015, Arrow Films released the film on Blu-ray in Region B with further special features, including Cronenberg's short films Transfer (1966) and From the Drain (1967), as well as his feature films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
The exploration (voluntary or otherwise) of new states of consciousness via sexual experimentation is a major theme in Shivers, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly and Crash.

Pierre David

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David is best known for executive-producing iconic films directed by David Cronenberg, such as Scanners, Videodrome, and The Brood.

From the Drain

In 2015, Arrow Films released the film on Blu-ray in Region B with further special features, including Cronenberg's short films Transfer (1966) and From the Drain (1967), as well as his feature films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
The short was included along with Cronenberg's other early films on a bonus disc in Arrow Video's 2015 UK Blu-ray release of Videodrome.

Jack Creley

In this era, he began to appear more often in film and television roles, most notably in the film Videodrome and the television sitcom Snow Job.

Transfer (1966 film)

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In 2015, Arrow Films released the film on Blu-ray in Region B with further special features, including Cronenberg's short films Transfer (1966) and From the Drain (1967), as well as his feature films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
The short was included along with Cronenberg's other early films on a bonus disc in Arrow Video's 2015 UK Blu-ray release of Videodrome.

Crimes of the Future

In 2015, Arrow Films released the film on Blu-ray in Region B with further special features, including Cronenberg's short films Transfer (1966) and From the Drain (1967), as well as his feature films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).
The film has been included as a special feature in multiple releases of other Cronenberg films, including in standard definition on Blue Underground's Blu-ray release of Fast Company, in high definition on Criterion release of The Brood and also in high definition on a bonus disc in Arrow Video's UK Blu-ray release of Videodrome, The bonus disc from Videodrome was later released on its own as David Cronenberg's Early Works.

Science fiction film

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.

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Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry.

Toronto

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Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture.

Ultra high frequency

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Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture.