Videodrome

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Plot – Max Renn is the director of a private TV channel specialized in porn movies and he intercepts a strange tv program which shows any kind of torture and killing called ‘Videodrome’. The show has been created by a technician of his staff and is hosted by a certain Brian,who actually is dead. The show is just a tape,but it pushes Max to live many hallucinations and commit some crimes. The real director of ‘Videodrome’ is Barry Convex,who wants to manipulate people’s conscience through television. Max becomes his death mechanism as he goes around carrying a gun and uses it when he receives a signal from the show channel. After he kills his colleagues and Convex himself,Max commits suicide.

Movie Info

Title Videodrome

Year 1983

Director David Cronenberg

GenreSci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Top 17 Quotes of “Videodrome” Movie

“My father has not engaged in conversation for at least twenty years. The monologue is his preferred mode of discourse.”

Sonja Smits – Bianca O’Blivion

“- Max Renn: Videodrome. Like video circus, video arena. Do you know it?
– Masha: No.
– Max Renn: It’s just torture and murder. No plot, no characters. Very, very realistic. I think it’s what’s next.
– Masha: Then God help us.”

James Woods – Max Renn
Lynne Gorman – Masha

“I think we live in overstimulated times. We crave stimulation for its own sake. We gorge ourselves on it. We always want more, whether it’s tactile, emotional or sexual. And I think that’s bad.”

Debbie Harry – Nicki Brand

“North America’s getting soft, patrón, and the rest of the world is getting tough. Very, very tough. We’re entering savage new times, and we’re going to have to be pure and direct and strong, if we’re going to survive them. Now, you and this cesspool you call a television station and your people who wallow around in it, your viewers who watch you…” Peter Dvorsky – Harlan

“The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore,…”

Jack Creley – Brian O’Blivion

“There is nothing real outside our perception of reality.”

Jack Creley – Brian O’Blivion

“- Max Renn: Why do it for real? It’s easier and safer to fake it.
– Masha: Because it has something that you don’t have, Max. It has a philosophy. And that is what makes it dangerous.” James Woods – Max Renn
Lynne Gorman – Masha

“Better on TV than on the streets.” James Woods – Max Renn

“- Max Renn: What’s that? You let someone cut you?
– Nicki Brand: Yeah, what do you think?
– Max Renn: Well, I don’t know.
– Nicki Brand: Would you like to try a few things?”

James Woods – Max Renn
Debbie Harry – Nicki Brand

“I started hallucinating, and developed a tumor. I believe the visions caused the tumor, and not the other way around.”

Jack Creley – Brian O’Blivion

“- Max Renn: Have you been hallucinating lately?
– Harlan: No. Should I be?
– Max Renn: Yes, you should be.”

James Woods – Max Renn
Peter Dvorsky – Harlan

– Nicki Brand: What’s this? “Videodrome”?
– Max Renn: Torture. Murder.
– Nicki Brand: Sounds great.
– Max Renn: Ain’t exactly sex.
– Nicki Brand: Says who?

Debbie Harry – Nicki Brand
James Woods – Max Renn

“- Rena King: Nicki, do you think Max is a menace to society?
– Nicki Brand: He’s certainly a menace to me.”

Lally Cadeau – Rena King
Debbie Harry – Nicki Brand

“- Harlan: I don’t work with you for the money.
– Max Renn: I know that. ‘Cause piracy’s never just for the money, is it?”

Peter Dvorsky – Harlan
James Woods – Max Renn

“Your reality is already half video hallucination. If you’re not careful, it will become total hallucination. You’ll have to learn to live in a very strange new world.” Jack Creley – Brian O’Blivion

“- Max Renn: That dress. It’s very stimulating. And it’s red. You know what Freud would’ve said about that dress.
– Nicki Brand: And he would’ve been right. I admit it. I live in a highly excited state of overstimulation.
– Max Renn: Listen, I’d really like to take you out to dinner tonight.”

James Woods – Max Renn
Debbie Harry – Nicki Brand

“I want you to stay away from it! Those mondo weirdo video guys, they’ve got unsavory connections, they play rough. Rougher than even Nicki Brand wants to play… You know, in Brazil, Central America, those kinds of places, making underground videos is considered a subversive act. They execute people for it. In Pittsburgh, who knows?”

James Woods – Max Renn