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For his second commercial feature, following a pair of experimental films and 1977's Shivers, Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg continued to mine the themes of disease and mutation that were already becoming his perennial concerns. Marilyn Chambers stars as Rose, an attractive young woman who becomes horribly injured in a motorcycle accident. Spirited away to the clinic of Drs. Dan and Roxanne Keloid (Howard Ryshpan and Patricia Gage), a pair of experimental plastic surgeons, Rose becomes
Jan 1, 1979 Wide
Oct 24, 2000
New Concorde Home Entertainment
Dr. Dan Keloid
Dr. Roxanne Keloid
Richard W. Farrell
Man in Cinema
Policeman on Highway
Cop at Clinic
Young Man in Lobby
Dr. Royce Gentry
Young Cop in Plaza
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Here is an extremely violent, sometimes nauseating, picture about a young woman affected with rabies, running around Montreal infecting others.
None of the other recent apocalypse movies has shown so much political or cinematic sophistication.
Revolting, yes, but still, an intelligent predecessor to some more moronic efforts in the same genre.
While Chambers does add some resonance to the film as a sexual icon, her acting ability is decidedly limited.
Te raw, seductive appeal that Chambers conveys is what really keeps you going from one sequence to the next.
David Cronenberg's underrated second film continues to develop his theme of body manipulation.
Not Cronenberg at his peak, but neither is it without interest.
A strong indicator of the auteur's obsessions but lacks the sustained energy and invention of most of his other work.
shows the early signs of the talent of someone who has become renowned for creating thought-provoking material
Chambers acquits herself well, and Cronenberg is nothing less than competent.
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