Videodrome, dir. David Cronenberg, USA 1983, 89 min., English, 18
Celebrating the release of his new film Crimes of the Future, also screening in the ICA Cinema, David Cronenberg’s fearsomely provocative feature receives a very rare outing on a 35mm print.
Max Renn (James Woods) – sleazy, cynical, quietly ruthless – runs a low-rent, downmarket cable TV channel in Toronto. Searching for content to broadcast, he stumbles on a Malaysian satellite signal that shows uncut footage of unnamed victims apparently being tortured to death. At first appalled and then addicted, he soon embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadowy world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games and bodily transformation. Featuring an eye-catching turn from Debbie Harry in one of her first film roles, this landmark 1983 release retains much of its relevance – and all of its power to shock.
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