Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/01/2012
More scary psychologically than gore. Max Renn (James Woods) is the head of channel 83. Harlan shows him Videodrome, a plotless television show about murder and torture. Renn discovers from Masha (Lynne Gorman) that everything from the show is real. Nicki Brand (Deborah Harry) wants to audition for the show. Woods was fantastic, effects believable for its time and the real highlight is the screenplay. Memorable lines from: Professor Brian O'Blivion (Jack Creley) - You'll have to learn to live in a very strange new world." Max - "I am the video word made flesh." and Harlan - "And the rest of the world is getting tough." Themes of sex, violence, effects of television, network wars and plot-less shows were well symbolized. Visually and direction were sensational. Waek points in …
poonhokong - wrote on 04/04/2011
Videodrome is one of my favourite movie of all time, and the best ever from David Cronenberg, among other classics such as The Fly (1986), Scanners (1981) and The Brood (1979). It is a multi-layered movie that can be enjoyed on your preference.
The president of Channel 83, Max Renn, had captured pirate signal of a underground show called Videodrome, which contains nothing but people getting tortured and murdered. Amused by the show and seeing the business opportunity to broadcast it, he tried to track the programme down, and gradually came to realize that the show creates a brain trumour to the viewers and made to lost in what is reality and hallucinations.
On the outfront it is a mid-night thriller, the one that would be shown as late night programme on TV, when the kids were …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 10/07/2008
It’s a shame because this film stared off very well. During its first fifteen minutes, it was able to swiftly and astutely state its hypothesis and relate it to its audiences. Even though it was released in 1983, two subjects that are seemingly disparate–sex and violence–are more relevant today than ever. The picture was able to take those two things and combine them in multiple scenes to show that their effects are not as different as most people think. It makes a commentary regarding how much people can take before they become desensitized or maybe even dehumanized by the media’s images. Although the acting may have been on the weaker side and the special effects are dated, the concept makes up for it. What makes this really flawed is that it wasn’t able to keep the kind of …
JayFilmCrave - wrote on 09/01/2007
Videodrome will surprise you and probably generate some conversation if you watch it with someone else. I will definitely say that you should not consider watching this with someone who watches films cause he or she is bored. The movie definitely takes you on a ride and I really think that if you have seen any recent Sci-Fi film, you'll realize that a great deal of those ideas are not novel at all, because a great deal of them are in this movie.
Cronenberg really does do an amazing job with this film and the only reason I just cannot give it a 4/4 is that I know that a bunch of people I'd recommend to watch this film would just loathe it. It's definitely more for people who are interested in technology and its affects on us an individuals and as a society. If those things sound …