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Netflix Instant Watch: "Videodrome" (1983)

Who doesn't love "Videodrome", a sci fi horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods and Blondie's own Debbie Harry. Set in Toronto, James Woods plays Max, the CEO of a small cable station that stumbles upon a broadcast of a television show airing extreme violence and torture. As Max presses further into the Videodrome signal, he begins to lose touch with reality in the form of violent, bizarre hallucinations. The movie is jam packed with beautiful camera shots, great set design and the seamless blending of the characters' hallucinations with their realities.

Netflix Streaming Friday: "Videodrome"

It's hard to believe growing up in the age of the Internet, but there was once a time when something as outdated and old-fashioned as a VCR was a luxury, pirate cable stations existed and viral videos were shared not with a link, but with a VHS tape. It was during this time that David Cronenberg made what is in my opinion his greatest film of the '80's, "Videodrome". James Woods stars as Max Renn, a programmer for a pirate cable station that primarily shows pornography and highly violent content.

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