(Log in to vote)
Naked Lunch (2003, original release: 1991)


(0 holds on 1 copy)
LocationCall NumberItem Status
Published: [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2003
Series: Criterion collection
Edition:  Widescreen
Description:  2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
ISBN/ISSN: 1559409479,
Language:  English

Videodisc release of the 1991 British/Canadian motion picture by Recorded Picture Company (Productions) and Naked Lunch Productions

Based on the book by William 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

Accompanying guide includes essays by critics Janet Maslin, Chris Radley and Gary Indiana and a piece by W.S. Burroughs

Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider

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."

MPAA rating: R

DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital surround

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

Related Searches:
Playwriting -- Drama
Drug abuse -- Drama
Fantasy films
Science fiction films
Feature films
Motion pictures, Canadian

Additional Credits:
Thomas, Jeremy
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Weller, Peter, 1947-
Davis, Judy, 1956-
Holm, Ian, 1931-
Sands, Julian
Scheider, Roy
Shore, Howard
Coleman, Ornette
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Recorded Picture Company
Naked Lunch Productions Limited
Ornette Coleman Trio
London Weekend Television, ltd

Login to write a review of your own.

Login to add this item to your list.

Lists can be used to compile collections of items that you may be interested in checking out at a later date. You may also create public lists and share your favorites with other AHML customers.
No tags, currently.

Login to add tags.

To create a multiple word tag such as Science Fiction, enclose both words in quotes, like: "Science Fiction"

Critic Reviews

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.