David Cronenberg (director, screenwriter)
Rick Porter (photographer)
James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry (starring)

Universal City: Universal City Studios, 1983. Vintage reference photograph of David Cronenberg on the set of the 1983 film.

Cronenberg's first release from a major Hollywood studio (Universal Pictures), a paranoid, surreal, disturbing masterpiece of body horror and a rumination on the potential malevolence of technology and mass media, one of most prescient and influential films of the 1980s.

A sleazy UHF television station owner (James Woods) discovers a broadcast signal transmitting images of sadomasochism and torture called "Videodrome," leading to hallucinations, body mutations, and global conspiracy.

Set in and shot on location in Toronto, Canada.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus with cropping annotations in manuscript red ink in margins of recto.

Arrow 1194. Clover, Men, Women and Chainsaws. Criterion Collection 248. Rosenbaum 1000.

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