Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1983
Starring: Debbie Harry, James Woods, Leslie Carlson, Peter Dvorsky, Sonja Smits
Screenwriter: David Cronenberg
Producer: Claude Héroux
Long Live the New Flesh! The master of body horror, David Cronenberg brings us one of his most viscerally disturbing treatises on voyeurism, sleaze, and the pursuit of the deepest of underground entertainment. As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon Videodrome, a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. After his girlfriend (Blondie’s Debbie Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.