The Resource Crash, Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos present an Alliance Communications production ; a David Cronenberg film ; co-producers, Stéphane Reichel and Marilyn Stonehouse ; written by David Cronenberg ; produced and directed by David Cronenberg ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada ; produced with the participation of The Movie Network TMN

Crash, Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos present an Alliance Communications production ; a David Cronenberg film ; co-producers, Stéphane Reichel and Marilyn Stonehouse ; written by David Cronenberg ; produced and directed by David Cronenberg ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada ; produced with the participation of The Movie Network TMN

Label
Crash
Title
Crash
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos present an Alliance Communications production ; a David Cronenberg film ; co-producers, Stéphane Reichel and Marilyn Stonehouse ; written by David Cronenberg ; produced and directed by David Cronenberg ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada ; produced with the participation of The Movie Network TMN
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"For this icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J.G. Ballard's future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A traffic collision involving a disaffected commercial producer, James (James Spader), and an enigmatic doctor, Helen (Holly Hunter), brings them, along with James's wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger, in a sublimely detached performance), together in a crucible of blood and broken glass--and it's not long before they are all initiated into a kinky, death-obsessed underworld of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists for whom twisted metal and scar tissue are the ultimate turn-ons. Controversial from the moment it debuted at Cannes--where it won a Special Jury Prize 'for originality, for daring, and for audacity'--Crash has since taken its place as a key text of late-twentieth-century cinema, a disturbingly seductive treatise on the relationships between humanity and technology, sex and violence, that is as unsettling as it is mesmerizing"--Container
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Ronald Sanders ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Denise Cronenberg ; production designer, Carol Spier
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: NC-17; for numerous explicit sex scenes
Language note
English dialogue
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C85 2020
PerformerNote
James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1949-
  • 1958-
  • 1961-
  • 1959-
  • 1945-
  • 1930-2009
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  • Cronenberg, David
  • Thomas, Jeremy
  • Lantos, Robert
  • Hunter, Holly
  • Spader, James
  • Koteas, Elias
  • Unger, Deborah Kara
  • Arquette, Rosanna
  • Sanders, Ronald
  • Suschitzky, Peter
  • Shore, Howard
  • Ballard, J. G.
  • Alliance Communications
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Movie Network
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
100
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
1059
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballard, J. G
  • Traffic accidents
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
  • Paraphilias
  • Psychosexual disorders
  • Paraphilias
  • Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
  • Psychosexual disorders
  • Traffic accidents
  • Traffic accident victims
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Crash, Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos present an Alliance Communications production ; a David Cronenberg film ; co-producers, Stéphane Reichel and Marilyn Stonehouse ; written by David Cronenberg ; produced and directed by David Cronenberg ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada ; produced with the participation of The Movie Network TMN
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https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/14176645_180.jpg
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Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Based on the book by J.G. Ballard
  • Wide screen (1.66:1)
  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
  • Special features: audio commentary from 1977 featuring David Cronenberg; Ballard and Cronenberg (footage from a lecture with Ballard and Cronenberg discussing the film adaptation effort and the controversy surrounding both the film and book); press conference from the 1996 Cannes Film Festival; Q & A from 1996; behind-the-scene footage and press interviews from 1996; U.S. and international trailers; on insert, essay by Jessica Kiang
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc one. [The film] -- disc two. [The supplements]
Control code
on1199307771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515253710
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC3207DDVD
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stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1199307771
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 wide screen presentation (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Crash, Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos present an Alliance Communications production ; a David Cronenberg film ; co-producers, Stéphane Reichel and Marilyn Stonehouse ; written by David Cronenberg ; produced and directed by David Cronenberg ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada ; produced with the participation of The Movie Network TMN
Link
https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/14176645_180.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title and credits from screen
  • Based on the book by J.G. Ballard
  • Wide screen (1.66:1)
  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
  • Special features: audio commentary from 1977 featuring David Cronenberg; Ballard and Cronenberg (footage from a lecture with Ballard and Cronenberg discussing the film adaptation effort and the controversy surrounding both the film and book); press conference from the 1996 Cannes Film Festival; Q & A from 1996; behind-the-scene footage and press interviews from 1996; U.S. and international trailers; on insert, essay by Jessica Kiang
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc one. [The film] -- disc two. [The supplements]
Control code
on1199307771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515253710
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
CC3207DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1199307771
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 wide screen presentation (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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