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Videodrome (1983) - 35th Anniversary Screening

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  • dir. DAVID CRONENBERG

  • cast. JAMES WOODS, DEBBIE HARRY, SONJA SMITS, PETER DVORSK

  • year. 1983

  • country. CANADA

  • run-time. 87min

  • rating. 18

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 6.30PM

Film 7PM


James Woods stars as Max Renn, a television executive looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he stumbles on Videodrome, an illegal snuff show that induces sexual, violent impulses in its viewers. As Renn and his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) search for the source, Renn enters a mysterious world of sadomasochism and shocking physical transformations. 

A mind-bending sci-fi-horror exploration of how technology can create a world neither fantasy nor reality, hailed by Andy Warhol as "the Clockwork Orange of the 80s” and featuring special effects from legendary make-up artist Rick Baker, Videodrome is as provocative and startling as it was 35 years ago.

Part of our cult strand Shock Value.

Videodrome feels more relevant today than ever. David Cronenberg’s erotically-charged social satire is a cautionary tale for the internet age
— Little White Lies
Cronenberg has always crossed the line between taste and distaste with his combinations of vile glop-horror and social criticism, and this is no exception
— Time Out
Impossible to adequately categorise…. You won’t forget Videodrome in a hurry
— Empire
Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like Cronenberg... Videodrome hasn’t aged a bit
— AV Club
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