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    Unique ID Code: 0000165596
    Added by: Michael Campbell
    Added on: 18/10/2014 17:53
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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 88minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre’s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock.

    Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite – a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts – is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem.

    Special Features:
    -Parasite Memories: The Making of Shivers – A brand new documentary featuring interviews with stars Barbara Steele, Allan Kolman and Lynn Lowry, special effects genius Joe Blasco and film critic Kier-La Janisse

    -On Screen! – An episode of the Canadian television programme which documents the release history of Shivers, featuring interviews with Cronenberg, co-producer Don Carmody, as well as other cast and crew

    -From Stereo to Video – A specially-commissioned video essay by Caelum Vatnsdal, author of They Came from Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema, charting Cronenberg’s career from his experimental beginnings through to Videodrome, his first major studio picture

    -Original Theatrical Trailer

    -Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nat Marsh

    -Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Paul Corupe, creator of the Canuxploitation website, reprinted excerpts of Cronenberg on Cronenberg and more, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 Widescreen
    1080 p/ MPEG-4 AVC

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English SDH

    Directed By:
    David Cronenberg

    Written By:

    Fred Doederlin
    Paul Hampton
    Lynn Lowry
    Barbara Steele
    Alan Migicovsky
    Susan Petrie
    Ronald Mlodzik
    Joe Silver
    Vlasta Vrana

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Saad

    Patrick Dodd

    Visual Effects:
    Joe Blasco

    Ivan Reitman


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