CTHV Press Release: "S P I D E R"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder

    Jul 3, 1997
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    "David Cornenberg's Best Direction Ever."
    * * * * - *Elvis Mitchell "THE NEW YORK TIMES'

    Riveting Psychological Thriller From Controversial Director David Cronenberg

    S P I D E R
    Starring Academy Award Nominee Ralph Fiennes,
    Golden Globe Winner Miranda Richardson,
    Golden Globe Winner Lynn Redgrave and Gabriel Byrne
    Debuting on DVD & Videocassette July 29
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    * * * * Culver City, CA (May 22, 2003) - Tangle yourself in one of the most "disturbingly
    powerful" movies of the year! *Hailed as "a movie of stunning psychological complexity"
    (Rocky Mountain News)" SPIDER is the brilliant and haunting thriller from award-winning
    director David Cronenberg (eXistenz, Crash), premiering on DVD and videocassette July 29
    from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. *

    Winner at the Toronto International Film Festival for Best Canadian Feature Film and
    Best Director at the Genie Awards, SPIDER was also honored with nominations at the Cannes
    Film Festival, the European Film Awards and the Golden Satellite Awards. *Starring Academy
    Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List, Red Dragon), Golden
    Globe Winner Miranda Richardson (Enchanted April, Damage), Golden Globe Winner Lynn
    Redgrave (Shine, Gods and Monsters) and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Enemy of the
    State), SPIDER is adapted for the screen by acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath (The Grotesque)
    from his own novel.

    Set in East End London, SPIDER tells the intense story of a deeply disturbed young boy
    nicknamed Spider who sees his father brutally murder his mother and replace her with a
    prostitute, Yvonne (Richardson). *Convinced they plan to murder him next, Spider hatches an
    insane plan, which he carries through to tragic effect. *Years later, Spider (Fiennes) is released
    into a halfway house for the mentally ill, where he receives little care or attention from the
    landlady, Mrs. Wilkinson (Redgrave). *Unsupervised, Spider stops taking his medication for
    acute schizophrenia and starts revisiting his childhood haunts. *His attempts to sustain his
    delusional account of his past begin to unravel and Spider spirals into fresh madness and loses
    his fragile grip on reality.

    * * * * Filmmaker's Commentary
    * * * * "Caught in SPIDER'S Web: The Cast" featurette
    * * * * "In The Beginning: How SPIDER Came To Be" featurette
    * * * * "Weaving The Web: The Making of SPIDER" featurette
    * * * * Audio: *English 5.1 Dolby Digital
    * * * * Subtitles: English
    * * * * Theatrical Trailers
    * * * * Interactive Menus
    * * * * Scene Selections
    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation

    Rated R
    Close Captioned
    Running Time: 98 Minutes
    DVD Cat # 00373 / UPC Code: #0-43396-00373-6
    VHS Cat # 00372 / UPC Code: #0-43396-00372-9
    DVD Order Date: 6/26/03
    VHS Order Date: 7/08/03
    DVD SLP: $24.95; VHS rental
  2. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

    Dec 28, 1998
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    I really wanted to see this one but it didnt play anywhere near me.

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