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Title Naked lunch [videorecording] / producer, Jeremy Thomas ; director/writer, David Cronenberg

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2003]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 2 Request this Volume
Edition Widescreen.
Description 2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
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Series Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 220
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 220.
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital surround.
Cast Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider.
Credits Photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman and the Ornette Coleman Trio.
Note Videodisc release of the 1991 British/Canadian motion picture by Recorded Picture Company (Productions) and Naked Lunch Productions.
Based on the book by William S. Burroughs.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called "Naked lunch."
Note Special features: [disc 1] Audio commentary by Cronenberg and Weller ; [disc 2] "Naked making lunch" a London Weekend Television documentary, illustrated essay about special effects by Jody Duncan, stills gallery, marketing materials, W.S. Burrough's audio recording of excerpts from the novel, and archival stills of Burroughs.
Accompanying guide includes essays by critics Janet Maslin, Chris Radley and Gary Indiana and a piece by W.S. Burroughs.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject Playwriting -- Drama.
Drug abuse -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fantasy films.
Science fiction films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Canadian.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Added Author Thomas, Jeremy.
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Weller, Peter, 1947-
Davis, Judy, 1956-
Holm, Ian, 1931-
Sands, Julian.
Scheider, Roy.
Suschitzky, Peter.
Sanders, Ronald.
Shore, Howard.
Coleman, Ornette.
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Recorded Picture Company Limited.
Naked Lunch Productions Limited.
Ornette Coleman Trio.
London Weekend Television (Firm)
Added Title Naked making lunch.
Naked lunch (Motion picture)
ISBN 1559409479
Standard No. 715515014922
Music No. CC1599D Criterion

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