eXistenZ (Blu-ray)

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh & Jude Law Director: David Cronenberg  Rated: R: Restricted
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eXistenZ (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Interview with Jude Law
    • Interview with Willem Dafoe
    • Interview with Special Effects Supervisor
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 06/01/1999
"...Powerful, intelligent, disturbing, and, believe it or not, fun movie, one that's worth seeing multiple times..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/22/1999
"...Unusually witty....The psychological depths Cronenberg reaches are tingling to fathom..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 04/23/1999
"...EXISTENZ has the oozing, throbbing, ghoulish hallmarks of other Cronenberg fever dreams..."
Box Office - 06/01/1999
"....Cronenberg's observations reflect the concern that technology is replacing social interaction....[With] complex themes and even more complex plot..."
USA Today - 04/23/1999
"...The acting is good, there are provocative moments and Cronenberg has a sharp ending up his sleeve..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/23/1999
"...A provocative entertainment....The Cronenberg trademarks are here in full force....Sci-fi fantasy/horror doesn't get more sophisticated than EXISTENZ..."

Product Description:

A renowned international virtual reality game designer (Jennifer Jason Leigh), creator of a new interactive game called eXistenZ, becomes the target of an assassination plot by a group of religious fanatics. She is forced to go into hiding with a novice security guard (Jude Law) sworn to protect her. However, during the chase the two of them experience a world where the boundaries of fantasy and reality are blurred and nothing is as it seems. A psychosexual mindbender from director David Cronenberg.

Plot Keywords:

Games | Romance | Satire | Surreal | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • In the original script, the game was not going to be played on camera, but as writer-director David Cronenberg got more into it, the game began to become more and more important.
  • EXISTENZ was the first film that Cronenberg wrote and directed since VIDEODROME.
  • Salman Rushdie's battle against the fatwa taken out on his life served as inspiration for Cronenberg when working on EXISTENZ.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 096009020118
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