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Crash  1996
Director:  David Cronenberg
Producer:
  David Cronenberg
Art Director:
  Tamara Deverell
Editor:
  Ronald Sanders
Music:
  Howard Shore
Screenplay:
  David Cronenberg, based on the novel by J. G. Ballard
Director of Photography:
  Peter Suschitzky
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Cast:
people1 James Spader people1 Holly Hunter spacer1 Deborah Kara Unger people1 Rosanna Arquette
people1 Elias Koteas spacer1 Peter MacNeil spacer1 Cheryl Swarts spacer1 John Stoneham Jr.
spacer1 Nicky Guadagni spacer1 Ronn Sarosiak spacer1 Boyd Banks spacer1 Alice Poon
people1 James Spader people1 Holly Hunter spacer1 Deborah Kara Unger
people1 Rosanna Arquette people1 Elias Koteas spacer1 Peter MacNeil
spacer1 Cheryl Swarts spacer1 John Stoneham Jr. spacer1 Nicky Guadagni
spacer1 Ronn Sarosiak spacer1 Boyd Banks spacer1 Alice Poon
people1 James Spader people1 Holly Hunter
spacer1 Deborah Kara Unger people1 Rosanna Arquette
people1 Elias Koteas spacer1 Peter MacNeil
spacer1 Cheryl Swarts spacer1 John Stoneham Jr.
spacer1 Nicky Guadagni spacer1 Ronn Sarosiak
spacer1 Boyd Banks spacer1 Alice Poon

Synopsis:
Though they still sleep together, TV ad producer James Ballard and his wife Catherine have an open marriage. One night, James accidentally crashes into another vehicle; the accident kills the other car's driver but his wife, Dr Helen Remington, and James both survive with injuries. While recovering at the hospital, James encounters a mysterious scarred man, Vaughan, emerging from Helen's room. Out of hospital, James finds himself obsessed with road accidents to the point of being sexually excited by them. Meeting Helen, he finds she is the same; giving her a lift home, they stop and make love in the an airport carpark. Helen invites James to a recreation of James Dean's fatal crash, which is to be staged by Vaughan: there James meets Vaughan's similarly obsessed friends, stuntman Colin and his wife Vera, and the crippled Gabrielle. James introduces Catherine to Vaughan; the three of them later come across a road crash caused by Colin recreating the smash which killed Jayne Mansfield. Vaughan and Catherine have violent sex while James drives them through a carwash; later, in another car, James has sex with a wound in Gabrielle's leg!
Review:
Another extremely disturbing, controversial and hard-to-take film from David Cronenberg, whose own obsession with the dehumanising effect of technology is well-suited to the material provided by J. G. Ballard's novel. Not for everyone - some may find it downright sickening, and few will find it at all enjoyable, but as a study of obsession, it ranks up there with 'Vertigo'.

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BBFC: 18
Studio: Arrow Video
Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
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Barcode: 5027035022420
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Available: 30 Nov 2020
disc price calulation Price: £19.99