First it controls your mind. Then it destroys your body.
As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn 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. However, after his girlfriend 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.
February 4, 1983
Top billed cast
James Woods, Sonja Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson
Universal Pictures, Famous Players, Guardian Trust Company, Filmplan International II
criterion, suicide, paranoia, black market, hallucination, radio presenter, toronto, canada, virtual reality, dystopia, insanity, sadomasochism, surrealism, cyberpunk, brainwashing, cult film, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, snuff film, pirate broadcast
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