Videodrome (1983) – Blu-ray review

What’s it like? It’s a David Cronenberg film. They’re never like anything else!

Film: 8/10. The mediums may have changed to an extent, but Cronenberg’s commentary on the effect of media on our lives is more relevant than ever. 89 mins.

Picture quality: 7/10. Detail is quite good, clarity is excellent and colours are reproduced well. Some edge enhancement halos creep into preceedings at times.

Audio quality: 8/10. It’s a mono mix and a product of its time. The sound design is relatively basic but the mix ticks all the boxes. It’s presented here well but won’t wow you. Howard Shore’s score sounds great.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/UFHey3utk0I

Disc reviewed: Country: U.K., Studio: Arrow, Region: B locked

Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson

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