Saturday Matinee Classics
Videodrome: Director’s Cut
40th Anniversary Showing & 4K Restoration/Director’s Cut!
As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.
1983, 90 MINUTES, Rated R, Directed by David Cronenberg
"Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like Cronenberg."- Scott Tobias, AVCLUB
"Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects."- VARIETY
"Cronenberg uses the fears of television to manipulate an audience as a starting off point for a conspiracy thriller curled around his favorite topics: the response of the body human to technology, and disease and mutation as evolution."- Sean Axmaker, STREAM ON DEMAND
""Videodrome" is a radical look at the deep-web, YouTube, screen addiction and the increasingly violent state of movies at a time when such subjects weren't up for cultural debate."- Asher Luberto, CULTUREVULTURE.NET