Naked Lunch dvd

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  1. steven harrison

    steven harrison Auditioning

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    i saw this one import PAL format dvd of Naked Lunch on eBay... seemed pretty interesting, with commentary and a few other extras.

    anybody have any clue if this'll be released in the US? in our superior format?

    how much bug juice am i going to have to shoot up before i see this on dvd?

    and for that matter, where is a Videodrome dvd? eh? EH?!

    sigh... Cronenberg.

    steven
     
  2. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    I love Naked Lunch.
    There isn't an R1 DVD though, as far as I know...haven't heard anything either. [​IMG]
     
  3. Christopher_J_F

    Christopher_J_F Stunt Coordinator

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    Videodrome has been on R1 DVD for YEARS.
    $22.48 on Amazon.
    Might I add that it's a good disc too...
     
  4. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    I think Fox owns this title. They have been a little slow in releasing their catalog titles, even ones from the 90's (ie:The Crucible, Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing). I would love to see this on DVD. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
     
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    one of the few reasons I keep my laser disc player
     
  6. Jeff Adkins

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    There is an NTSC version out in R2 (or maybe coming out in the next few weeks). I got an email about it from CD Japan.

    Jeff
     
  7. Craig Beam

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    Count me as a big NAKED LUNCH fan as well... And damn it, that empty spot in my DVD collection brings me down.
    Hey, my 200th post! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.... [​IMG]
     
  8. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    I asked Peter Staddon about this last year and didn't get much of a positive response.

    Too bad, as the transfer on the woefully full-frame LD is particularly wretched.

    All we need is this, M. Butterfly and The Brood to get all of the essential Cronenberg on DVD (I wouldn't count on seeing the Canadian biker movie Fast Company anytime soon).
     
  9. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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    Naked Lunch is one of my least favorite Cronenberg films, but I'd pick up a DVD with commentary from him in a second.
     
  10. Eric Peterson

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    Count me in for Naked Lunch. This is one of the first truely strange movies that I remember loving. I still remember trying to show this movie to some friends and their looks of bewilderment about 30 minutes in. Needless to say, we had to pull the movie out and watch something different.
     
  11. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Christ, Damin, what was I thinking? :b

    I have a gray-market tape of this that I haven't watched in years. Of course, it's a car-racing film. But it has never been available on American home video and I wonder if it even got more than a middling theatrical release in the U.S. It's too bad that Cronenberg wasn't able to make "Red Cars" due to opposition from the Ferrari family. I hear good things about "Spider," though, and "Painkiller" sounds great for 2003/2004.

    That being said, I'd love to see Stereo & Crimes of The Future on DVD too, though I know both of them are for completists-only (I have Crimes on the Criterion LD).
     
  12. Grant B

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    Just bought the LD yesterday!
    Yes it is owned by Fox. The LD includes the Trailer but that's it.
     
  13. Rob P S

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    Nelson Muntz: "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title!" [​IMG]
     
  14. Eric T

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    Simpsons can be quoted in almost any situation [​IMG] Nice one, Rob.
     
  15. Damin J Toell

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    Which region is this PAL version available in and what's on it?
     
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  18. Aaron Reynolds

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    An addendum:
    I dropped into the CBC forums related to the showvote special, and found some pretty heavy participation from one of the CBC film archivists, as well as much talk about releasing The Beachcombers to DVD, which everyone seemed to think was a good idea. Plus I found out that APTN is running The Beachcombers twice a week! Looks like I'm gonna have to add to the cable package. [​IMG]
    Anyhow, if you're interested in those Cronenberg shows, Damin, those forums seem to be the best place to start.
     
  19. Louis-Olivier

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    For those interested, Naked Lunch is playing this month at Cinema du Parc in Montreal [​IMG]
    WWW.CINEMADUPARC.com for showing informations!
     
  20. Todd Terwilliger

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    Count me in as a big fan of Naked Lunch. I'd pick it up on DVD in a heartbeat.
     

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