Naked Lunch [Criterion] (BLU)

David Cronenberg

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In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs's hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. Alternately humorous and grotesque - and always surreal - the film mingles aspects of Burroughs's novel with incidents from the writer's own life, resulting in an evocative paranoid fantasy and a self-reflexive investigation into the mysterious of the creative process.

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Product Details

  • Starring: Judy Davis, Peter Weller, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2253

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Cronenberg and Actor Peter Weller
  • Naked Making Lunch - A 1992 Documentary By Chris Rodley About The Making Of The Film
    Special Effects Gallery, Featuring Artwork and Photos Alongside An Essay By Film Writer Jody Duncan
  • Collection Of Original Marketing Materials
  • Audio Recording Of William S. Burroughs Reading From His Novel "Naked Lunch"
  • Gallery Of Photos Taken By Poet Allen Ginsberg Of Burroughs
  • Booklet Featuring Reprinted Pieces By Film Critic Janet Maslin, Critic and Novelist Gary Indiana, Filmmaker And Writer Chris Rodley, and Burroughs

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