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Old 12-14-2010, 03:38 PM
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E has reviewed the Criterion Collection release of David Cronenberg's cult favorite 'Videodrome.' This movie is just as relevant today as it was almost 30 years ago! Perhaps more so! This Blu-ray features exceptional video and audio and a strong collection of enlightening extras. Recommended.

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Old 12-14-2010, 03:55 PM
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WOW... 4.5 stars. The VideoDrome I rember sucks big time! Maybe I'm thinking of something else and it really is good. Your star ratings are fairly accurate (give or take 1 or 2/Avatar comes to mind), so I just put it in my Netflix queue.
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Very good review, E. What impressed me most was how the themes still hold true. I know people instinctively react negatively to remakes, but I couldn't help thinking this story should really be remade by Cronenberg or someone else in response to the media/cyberspace we are plugged into today. The effects were very impressive and still hold up well.
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SWeeeet! Its because of Cronenberg, that Cameron is Canada's 2nd best director!
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Watched this last night, thought it was great.
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Thanks, Mr. Bicho. I've been a Cronenberg fanboy for as long as I can remember, and have always loved 'Videodrome.'

There have been some talks with Universal about doing a remake for a while now, and from last I heard, Cronenberg is not attached but the idea of cyberspace apparently plays a big theme.
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Sounds like the did a good job, the DVD set was great. Downside though, looking at screenshots on dvdbeaver this version has the same cropping issues as the Criterion DVD.
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Very good review, E. What impressed me most was how the themes still hold true. I know people instinctively react negatively to remakes, but I couldn't help thinking this story should really be remade by Cronenberg or someone else in response to the media/cyberspace we are plugged into today. The effects were very impressive and still hold up well.
Cronenberg attempted this to an extent with eXistenZ in 1999. He seems to have moved away from making horror films any more since then, unfortunately.
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Sounds like the did a good job, the DVD set was great. Downside though, looking at screenshots on dvdbeaver this version has the same cropping issues as the Criterion DVD.
The framing differences are extremely minimal. It looks like the old Universal DVD was slightly opened up to 1.83:1, while the Criterion is more accurately matted to exactly 1.85:1. Minor variations like that are not at all unusual when comparing two transfers performed on completely different telecine machines. I guarantee you that you would never notice this during playback.
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Cronenberg attempted this to an extent with eXistenZ in 1999. He seems to have moved away from making horror films any more since then, unfortunately.
eXistenZ was an awesome, awesome movie. I didn't even see the twist till they sprung it on me, which is why I've always liked it. Too many movies are predictable - that one wasn't.
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