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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 15/2/2015 11:55
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    Pray it doesn't happen to you!
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 91 Mins
    Retail Price: TBA
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    Content Type: Movie

    First come the Shivers… then, you turn RABID! Celebrated Canadian cult auteur David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome) followed up Shivers with this tense and gory thriller which expands upon the venereal disease theme of that film, this time unleashing it on the whole of downtown Montreal – with terrifying consequences.

    When beautiful Rose (adult film star Marilyn Chambers) is badly injured in a motorcycle crash, Dr. Keloid, who is in the process of developing a revolutionary new type of skin-graft, seizes the opportunity to test out his as yet unproven methods. The surgery appears successful and Rose seems restored to full health. But all is not as it should be – Rose has been transformed into a contagious blood-sucker, endowed with a bizarre, needle-like protrusion in her armpit with which she drains the blood from those unfortunate enough to be in her vicinity.

    An important landmark in the early career of Cronenberg, Rabid sees the director returning to the viral theme of his earlier work but on a much larger (and more assured) scale – where the infection has shifted from the confines of a single apartment block to the expansive shopping centres and motorways of Canada’s second largest city.

    Special Features:
    Limited Edition SteelBook packaging
    New High Definition Digital Transfer
    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature
    Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
    Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    Audio Commentary with writer-director David Cronenberg
    Audio Commentary with William Beard, author of The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg
    Archive interview with David Cronenberg
    Brand new interview with executive producer Ivan Reitman
    Brand new interview with co-producer Don Carmody
    Make-up Memories: Joe Blasco Remembers Rabid – A short featurette in which Blasco recalls how the film’s various gruesome effects were achieved
    Raw, Rough and Rabid: The Lacerating Legacy of Cinépix – Featurette looking back at the early years of the celebrated Canadian production company, including interviews with author Kier-La Janisse and special makeup artist Joe Blasco
    The Directors: David Cronenberg – A 1999 documentary on the filmmaker, containing interviews with Cronenberg, Marilyn Chambers, Deborah Harry, Michael Ironside, Peter Weller and others
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kier-La Janisse, reprinted excerpts of Cronenberg on Cronenberg and more, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.

    Video Tracks:
    1.78:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    1.0 Mono

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English (English SDH Subtitles)

    Directed By:
    David Cronenberg

    Written By:

    Marilyn Chambers
    Frank Moore
    Joe Silver

    Casting By:
    Sharron Wall

    Director of Photography:
    René Verzier

    Jean LaFleur

    Production Designer:
    Claude Marchand

    Don Carmody
    John Dunning
    Danny Goldberg

    Executive Producer:
    André Link
    Ivan Reitman


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