“In the video below, uploaded by TheSheik1976, David Cronenberg discusses his interest in exploring the relationship between humans and technology, how they interact and feed off of each other, as well as how far humans will go to alter their environments. The blatant way Cronenberg does this is brilliant and refreshing even today, which makes it, in my opinion, an important film worth taking apart and studying. There is so much more to Videodrome than meets the eye, and to get a glimpse inside, check out the making-of video below.” —V Renée, nofilmschool
“Last year, the 5’ 5” beauty travelled to Canada to star in the cinema shocker, Videodrome. Written and directed by David (Rabid, Scanners) Cronenberg, the film details the nightmare world of video entrepreneur Max Renn and his obsession with a brutally erotic, sadomasochistic TV show which he suspects might be real. Harry plays the sultry pop psychologist, Nicki Brand, who tempts Renn deeper into the bio-electronic horror. Deaborah Harry talked about the controversial film from her Manhattan apartment where she lives with Blondie composer/guitarist Chris Stein. She is thoughtful, dedicated and sincere, occasionally allowing her understated sense of humur to surface in the conversation. Nicknamed “The Punk Harlow,” she is every bit as cooly appealing in person as she is on stage.” —Prevue March/April 1983 Volume 2 Number 11, p. 22-27
Videodrome: Forging the New Flesh (2004) is a darkly comic journey into the film’s 1981-82 production, focusing on the ground-breaking make-up and visual effects. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Lennick began his career as a visual effects supervisor, often working with David Cronenberg. Videodrome was an early career highlight, and Lennick has assembled some very funny anecdotes from the making of this startling vision. Through personal narrative, generous clips, behind-the-scenes footage and the recollections of make-up maestro Rick Baker and the rest of the effects team, Lennick takes us through the way-too-tight shooting schedule, the many problems and solutions, and the evolution of the flesh TV and other organic visual effects that helped make Videodrome the timeless yet prescient classic it remains to this day.
- Early Videodrome trailer (rare)
- Behind the scenes of Videodrome via strangewood
- David Cronenberg introduces Videodrome 10/22/09
- Looking back at David Cronenberg’s Videodrome
- Amazingly perceptive review
Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1986). Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and interviews with friends, colleagues, film critics and Cronenberg himself.