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Naked lunch [videorecording] / Recorded Picture Company Limited ; Naked Lunch Productions Limited ; 20th Century Fox ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; written and directed by David Cronenberg.

Edition:
Widescreen format.
Publication:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2003.
Series:
Criterion collection; 220
The Criterion collection ; 220
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Subjects:
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997 -- Film adaptations.
Pests Control -- Drama.
Playwriting -- Drama.
Drug abuse -- Drama.
Surrealism in motion pictures.
Satire, English.
Motion pictures, Canadian.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Form/Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Science fiction films.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, Canadian.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD - NTSC; Dolby Digital; Region 1.
Summary:
Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called "Naked lunch."
Contents:
Disc 1. The movie
disc 2. The supplements.
Participant:
Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider.
Credits:
Photographer, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman and the Ornette Coleman Trio.
Notes:
Based on the book by William S. Burroughs.
Aspect ratio 1.78:1.
Videodisc release of the 1991 British/Canadian motion picture by Recorded Picture Company (Productions) and Naked Lunch Productions.
Accompanying guide includes essays by critics Janet Maslin, Chris Radley and Gary Indiana and a piece by W.S. Burroughs.
Special features: [disc 1] Audio commentary by Cronenberg and Weller ; [disc 2] "Naked making lunch" a London Weekend Television documentary, illustrated essay about special effects by Jody Duncan, stills gallery, marketing materials, W.S. Burrough's audio recording of excerpts from the novel, and archival stills of Burroughs.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Harry E. Humphreys Book Fund.
Contributor:
Cronenberg, David, 1943- , Screenwriter, Director
Thomas, Jeremy. , Producer
Weller, Peter, 1947- , Actor
Davis, Judy, 1956- , Actor
Holm, Ian, 1931- , Actor
Sands, Julian. , Actor
Shore, Howard. , Composer
Coleman, Ornette. , Composer
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997. ,
Ornette Coleman Trio. , Performer
Recorded Picture Company. , Producer
Naked Lunch Productions. , Producer
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Harry E. Humphreys Book Fund.
Contains:
Naked making lunch.
ISBN:
1559409479
OCLC:
53457727
Publisher Number:
715515014922
CC1599D Criterion Collection
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