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Talking Movies episode 133: Videodrome

Long live the new flesh! In the final chapter of our multi-episode discussion of director David Cronenberg, we take on one of his most notorious movies: 1983’s surrealist sci-fi/horror excursion Videodrome. Does the James Woods-starring flick, with its criticism of the mind-warping powers of television, its hallucinatory imagery, and its descents into depravity and off-the-wall weirdness hold up? Is TV really evil? Can Blondie’s Deborah Harry act? Isn’t Barry Convex kind of a cool name?

Find out what we thought, plus: we give some final thoughts (for now, at least) on recent box-office champs Get Out and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Chris checks out the Canadian horror movie The Void on Nick’s recommendation, and Nick makes way too many references to film-school staple Un Chien Andalou. Give it a listen, and don’t forget to send us your suggestions for our upcoming listeners’ choice series!

Talking Movies 133: Videodrome


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