Videodrome 4K 10/17/23
Long Live the New Flesh! David Cronenberg’s most out-there ick-thriller precedes 30 years of weaker blow-your-mind sci-fi ‘mind evolution’ sagas, Matrices, etc., connecting to the scary truth of humanity merging with its communication and entertainment technology — is your cell phone physically attached to your body yet? Slimy James Woods and fearless Deborah Harry tread in a shady cable TV realm that proffers taboo, intolerable content 24-7. Do we really prefer to live in nerve-wired, heightened-sensation hallucination. The storyline may go haywire, but Cronenberg has a keen ability to see alarming trends for what they are. On 4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.