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Naked Lunch (2003, original release: 1991)


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Published: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2003] ©2003
Series: Criterion collection
Edition:  Widescreen
Description:  2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 pages : illustrations ; 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

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Playwriting -- Drama.
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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 (Firm)

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