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Cronenberg Double Feature!

The Fly (1986);
Videodrome (1983) @ Million Dollar Theater

The Fly (1986)
October 12, 2011 - 7:30 pm

The Fly (1986)

25th anniversary

Directed by David Cronenberg

An experiment gone awry blends scientist Seth Brundle’s genes with those of a housefly, causing a monstrous transformation. David Cronenberg’s remake of the 1958 film ups the gross-out factor as Brundle decomposes into what the New York Times called “a creature so repulsive he makes the monster in Aliens look like Grandma in a Norman Rockwell painting.” A tragic and compelling reminder that science and drunken fits of jealousy never mix.

Twentieth Century Fox. Producer: Stuart Cornfeld. Screenwriter: Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg. Cinematographer: Mark Irwin. Editor: Ronald Sanders. Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Les Carlson.

35mm, color, 96 min.

Videodrome (1983)

Directed by David Cronenberg

Television executive Max Renn stumbles upon a strange and brutally violent television show, setting off a chain of disturbing, hallucinatory events in Cronenberg’s darkly satirical vision of a media and society obsessed with sex and violence.  Featuring Deborah Harry as a sadomasochistic talk show host, and a videocassette as a throbbing lump of flesh, Videodrome is persuasive evidence that the demise of VCRs and UHF television was probably for the best.

Universal Pictures. Producer: Claude Heroux. Screenwriter: David Cronenberg. Cinematographer: Mark Irwin. Editor: Ron Sanders. Cast: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Les Carlson.

35mm, color, 87 min.