[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2003
Series: Criterion collection
, , Book 220Edition:
2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (31 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) ISBN/ISSN:
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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