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Imagery with powerful connections to sadism, masochism, and sheer horror is designed to incite an equally powerful reaction, whether imagined by Cronenberg, realized by Baker, or implemented by Michael Lennick, supervisor of the jarring video effects throughout the film. The highly sexual element underscoring violent and ghastly imagery has led to a number of misinterpretations of the film. Critics like Robin Wood have suggested Cronenberg displays disgust with the body, specifically the female body, as he puts it through such torturous imagery and gory transformations. But Wood could not be more wrong. The organic splendor of the director’s imagery eludes Wood, as does the biological rationales behind its origins and eventual emergence. Cronenberg hardly represses the body through disapproval; quite the opposite: he celebrates the body by liberating it from the constraints of standardized Nature, allowing the body to represent both the cerebral and the physical in a single manifestation. Though Cronenberg’s work has sometimes been viewed as sexist, the director would argue his point of view is that of a heterosexual male auteur who values his sexuality. Value judgments are forced on him when critics see sexism in his work, but he creates characters that represent a single individual, not all individuals—stories about a single man or woman, not all men or women, and moreover, his characters (in the case of Videodrome) are fictional. Cronenberg’s work remains intriguing because he avoids making films with direct implications capable of only one reading; rather, his work contains imagery and narratives that incite varied reactions, resulting in a body of work that never fails to stimulate discussion and debate.

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Topics discussed by Barbra Steele in the extra titled ‘Parasite Memories: The Making of Shivers’, include her first encounter with Cronenberg and how she became involved in the film, her thoughts on portraying sinister characters, her approach to acting and working with Cronenberg. Though there is some information that is also covered in the extra titled ‘On Screen!’ the new documentary gives an updated perspective from those involved and also contains a lot of different information about this production from those who worked on this film.

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Der Film lief bereits auf Festivals in den Niederlanden, Frankreich, Mexico, dem Filmfest Braunschweig und dem Pornfilmfest Berlin und wurde in Brasilien mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichnet.

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Shivers is also known under these titles, They Came from Within and Orgy of the Blood Parasites.

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Nicki’s disappearance fuels Max to search for the truth behind the show and his search takes him to Masha, a producers of softporn shows. Max learns that the footage used in Videodrome 100% real and that it is more than just a show but rather the public arm of a shadowy political faction with very mysterious motives. Masha also discloses that the inscrutable Prof. O’Blivion knows more about Videodrome than anyone else within their circles. In his quest to get more answers Max makes his way to the Cathode Ray Mission, a homeless shelter where in addition to giving food, clothing, and shelter, they also provide and encourage those taking refuge into taking part of marathon TV sessions. Prof. O’blivion’s daughter manages the shelter in order to further their organization’s goal of realizing a world where TV replaces every aspect of human life.

Comments from Arrow Video regarding the missing 15 seconds of footage.

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Unlike Zombie Flesh Eaters, this isn’t the result of an authoring or encoding error, as there is nothing technically wrong with our disc. Unlike many of our releases, we weren’t in any way involved with the restoration of this film, so we’re having to direct our questions to those who oversaw it. Just to reiterate, we are making enquiries to all the parties involved and hope to have a definitive answer to this very soon.”

Mark Browning. David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? Bristol; London: Intellect, Ltd., 2007.

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Backed by Canadian tax shelter dollars and set for distribution to wider audiences than Cronenberg had ever seen, Videodrome’s development went through revisions both in the screenwriting and production stages. His script was originally titled Network of Blood, embracing his penchant for titles that sound like classic horror (i.e. They Came From Within). Rewrites took place when he realized early on that his initial vision was too graphic for film. He reduced the violent and sexual content, a shocking notion given the potency of the end result. In a reaction not dissimilar from that to Terry Gilliam’s production of Brazil in 1986, Universal head Sid Sheinberg tried to halt production once he finally read the script, but by then he was too late. Additional cuts were made when Cronenberg’s budget would simply not allow certain scenes to be realized, or when the team of effects wizard Rick Baker (working with a $500,000 effects budget) could not render a visual effect in the way the director had envisioned. Shooting took place in Toronto and wrapped just before the dawn of 1983, leaving the footage subject to Cronenberg’s brutal scrutiny.