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Videodrome (1983) Directed by David Cronenberg. Distributed byUniversal Pictures.
⚫️ Updated review, I watched this again last night and wanted to re post it.
It was 1983 the real start of the VCR revolution,with the models becoming more readily available, and affordable, a film once again by David Cronenberg ahead of his time, about the wanting of more material that is available this time on TV and VHS cassettes. A film about a small cable Chanel wanting to show groundbreaking television, with an accidental find of a pirate tv Chanel showing real life torture called Videodrome. It turns out this broadcast when watched gets into your mind, which will develop into a tumour in your head, that will give you violent Halucinations followed by death.
Directed by David Cronenberg, and Starring James Woods, and a young Debbie Harry, in this violent, almost pornographic nightmare, of State sponsored snuff movies, which when broadcast,using subliminal imagery, that turns those who watch into drones,with violent Halucinations,followed by Death.
With some of the most depraved imagery seen on screen, including the image of James Woods stomach turning into a VCR, but looking like a vagina, and the usual blood and gore violence you would expect from a David Cronenberg movie, I can remember watching this during the Eighties, bizarrely on VHS, and repulsing me then, so I really need to have a decent re-run of this movie to see if I would still be offended by this movie. But with groundbreaking effects,and prosthetics created by the Genius of Stan Baker, of American Werewolf fame, we have a truly disgusting film about mind control, even though dated is still a great movie, with James Woods on top for at the height of his fame and career.
I came across this trailer on YouTube yesterday, and it is doing the rounds again on social media, a trailer first showing in 2015, that got everyone talking " is this for real" " this can not be a film can it?" As it turns out no, it is a trailer that is well made, but certainly is not going to be a film anytime soon.
A one joke trailer about a randy ghost intent on jerking men off, using handjobs, I'm surprised the tag line wasn't "Cumming soon".
This was obviously made by men with a running narrative that women cannot give a decent handjob, and having them do the deed is worse than death, instead you have a ghost who wants to jerk all men to death.
It is as awful as you'd expect it to be, but I still found myself chuckle a few times, it is rude, crude, insinuating, and in fairness harmless fun, a film if made I would actually probably watch, it certainly looks better than the recent Cabin Fever, Evil Dead 2013.
I really had high expectations for this movie especially as it covers something that affects me and millions of others that is extreme nightmares and sleep paralysis, a condition where your brain thinks your awake yet you are still dreaming, yet you cannot move your body, and you feel like something else is in the room with you.
Plot summary, the Morgan's who are already suffering from grief, after losing a child to cot death, and their oldest son Daniel (Lucas Bond) is suffering night terrors, and a nightmare of something trying to suck the life out of him. They go to a Sleep expert Alice Arnolds (Maggie Q) who's own life suffered a tradegy when her brother died as a young child in a sleepwalking accident. These are resurfaced again after coming in contact with the boys family, who she is trying to help, with nightmares of her younger brother tormenting her once more. With her visions and nightmares getting progressively worse, and the boys life is in serious danger as these…
A rarity that a sequel surpasses the original, but to actually better it, and out smart it, is an amazing feat. I cannot put into words how good this movie is. A film that Ryan Reynolds was born to play, a natural comedian, the one liners, the piss taking of Marvel and DC, the whole X Men theme is ripped apart again, with Wade whizzing around the School for gifted, in Professor Xavier's chair saying it smells like Patrick Stuart. The action set pieces are bigger and better, the car, moped chase scene is worth the admission price alone. A film that was so naturally funny these days are a rarity alone, it is without doubt easily one of the funniest scripts ever. With spot on casting from the inclusion of Josh Brolin as Cable, cameos from Bill Skarsgård, to Terry Crews, Rob Delany as Peter. With outstanding performances from Zazie Beetz as Domino, and Hunt From The Wildness actor Julian Dennison as Firefist. This film is as close to perfection as any movie I'll ever go and see. …