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#1 clydefro

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

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NAKED LUNCH
David Cronenberg

Canada • 1991 • 115 minutes • Color • 1.85:1 • English
In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Robocop’s Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. Alternately humorous and grotesque—and always surreal—the film mingles aspects of Burroughs’s novel with incidents from the writer’s own life, resulting in an evocative paranoid fantasy and a self-reflexive investigation into the mysteries of the creative process.


DISC FEATURES
SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:
  • High-definition digital transfer, approved by director David Cronenberg, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller
  • Naked Making Lunch, a 1992 television documentary by Chris Rodley about the making of the film
  • Special effects gallery, featuring artwork and photos alongside an essay by Cinefex magazine editor Jody Duncan
  • Collection of original marketing materials
  • William S. Burroughs’ audio recording of excerpts from Naked Lunch
  • Gallery of photos taken by poet Allen Ginsberg of Burroughs
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring reprinted pieces by film critic Janet Maslin, director Chris Rodley, critic and novelist Gary Indiana, and Burroughs


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

NOTES:
  • BD Release Date: April 9, 2013
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

Last thread on the page. Huh.

I just finished this movie and I honestly have no idea how I feel about it one way or the other. Again, like with Videodrome, the special effects were fantastic and worth watching the film for alone. Has anyone else here seen this? If so, what do you think?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

Last thread on the page. Huh.

I just finished this movie and I honestly have no idea how I feel about it one way or the other. Again, like with Videodrome, the special effects were fantastic and worth watching the film for alone. Has anyone else here seen this? If so, what do you think?


I actually prefer this over the two. Not quite sure why except this is supposed to bizarre and hallucinatory and it works the way I thought it would. It has been quite a while since I've seen this (original comments were lost on the first site and no rating on IMDB which means its been several years since I've seen it) and certain scenes stay with you even if you want to get that talking orifice out of your mind. I liked Peter Weller's performance.

Not enjoying the reviews on IMDB. I dislike inflamatory ones that relagate any negative feelings towards a film such as this towards a dog trying to understand physics.

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I have not read the novel from William Burroughs, but I always think a film should stand alone (anyone here can compare the two).
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

I too liked Peter Weller. His performance was really perfect in this. I also have not read the novel - or any Burroughs, actually. I do feel, though, that if you have to have read a book to enjoy a movie, then the movie is a failure. I'm not saying this is, I don't know either way honestly, but that's my opinion of adaptations in general.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

Really glad this is getting the blu treatment!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Really glad I didn't buy this one yet haha
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