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VIDEODROME (1983)

VIDEODROME <span>(1983)</span> artwork

VIDEODROME (1983)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 82

Release dates 10/08/2015

BBFCInsight strong sex, bloody violence, gore

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Horror, Drama

Director(s) David Cronenberg

Cast includes James Woods, Sonya Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Les Carlson, Jack Creley, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 31/07/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

VIDEODROME is a science fiction horror film from 1983, about a cable television manager who discovers a controversial new type of programming to attract his audience.

Sex

There are scenes of strong sex and nudity, including some with a sadomasochistic edge as a woman is shown asking for her ears to be pierced during intercourse, and then putting a lit cigarette to her breast. The woman also makes references to being sexually excited by violent images.

Violence

There are scenes from a television show in which men and women are subjected to sadistic punishment in a torture chamber where they are restrained, and then whipped and strangled. These scenes are brief and stronger detail is obscured by the grainy quality of the images. There are also scenes of strong bloody violence featuring shootings, and strong gore in horror images of bodies transforming in a grotesque manner or being split apart from within.

Details

Title
VIDEODROME
Year
1983
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,CIC Video,U.I.P. (UK),Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/05/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF034255

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