It’s quite simply a masterpiece. There’s no other way to describe David Cronenberg’s 1983 classic. It’s often regarded for it’s visually exciting special effects from the imploding television set to the mutilated hole in the stomach, it’s very impressive to see. Back in the 80’s when effects were limited, Cronenberg always managed to get past the budget and technological restraints to produce something quite magnificent.
There’s a lot more to admire in Videodrome than just the special effects. Videodrome starts off by introducing us to a sleazy tv executive who he thinks has just come across a revelation for future television: recorded scenes of graphic torture and murder aired on a secluded network signal to which he pirates for his own benefit. From then on out, his life takes many drastic turns and the film goes on a crazed and visually violent rampage of hallucinations and betrayal.
Like I said before, it’s quite simply a masterpiece. Videodrome is a film that I can’t really describe all too well, it’s a bit of a mystery to be honest. Just watch it and see David Cronenberg at the top of his game. Magnificent.