Home > Actors > Woods, James Photo Signed Autograph Videodrome 1983

JAMES WOODS PHOTO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH VIDEODROME 1983

Woods, James Photo Signed Autograph Videodrome 1983
Enlarge Images
Woods, James Photo Signed Autograph Videodrome 1983
Item# wojaphsiauvi
Price: $99.99

Product Description


Woods, James Photo Signed Autograph Videodrome 1983
THIS IS AN AUTHENTCIALLY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO BY JAMES WOODS..

THIS IS A 8 INCH BY 10 INCH BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO SIGNED BY JAMES WOODS. CONDITION OF THE PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.

Videodrome begins with the daily routine of Max Renn (James Woods), president of CIVIC-TV (Channel 83, Cable 12), a sleazy Toronto UHF television station, on his endless search for new material with which to titillate his viewers. CIVIC-TV's pirate satellite dish (run by technogeek CIVIC-TV worker Harlan (Peter Dvorsky) receives transmissions of the sadistic, plotless program Videodrome that depicts only torture and murder in a bright orange room: snuff TV. He encounters Professor Brian O'Blivion (Jack Creley) (a Marshall McLuhan parody) on a chat show, who communicates only through video recordings of himself. Renn asks Harlan to learn more about Videodrome, and is told that O'Blivion is behind the program. He visits the "Cathode Ray Mission", run by O'Blivion, and meets Bianca O'Blivion, the Professor's daughter.

Later, Max receives a videotape, sent to him by O'Blivion, warning of a fascist socio-political force called "Videodrome". Afterwards, Max slowly grasps that he has begun hallucinating graphically violent and metamorphic acts showing the malleability of the human flesh. Bianca O'Blivion tells him the hallucinations are the intended side-effect of the Videodrome signal, which is maliciously provoking brain tumours in the viewer. Alone later, Renn sees his belly metamorphose and develop a wound. His lover, radio psychotherapist Nicki Brand (Debbie Harry), a sado-masochist prone to self-mutilation, appears in his recurring visions of the Videodrome room. She disappeared after going to search for the whereabouts of the Videodrome locale in order to audition for a role on the show (it is later revealed that like all of Videodrome's previous "contestants", she was killed).

The producer of Videodrome, businessman Barry Convex (Leslie Carlson), of the Spectacular Optical corporation calls on Max Renn. He asks Max to put on and wear a helmet that records one of his hallucinations. As the story is told entirely from Renn's point of view, reality and hallucination merge, becoming indistinguishable. Later, Convex and his partner Harlan (who, as it is revealed, has betrayed Renn) tell Renn that, by inserting the Videodrome signal in violent television programs, they are morally purifying North America so that it can survive the tough times ahead. Renn is coerced to accept amorphous meaty "video tapes" via his abdominal wound. Under the influence of their violent programming, Max secretes a gun within his abdominal video cassette slot, later discovering that it too meatily metamorphoses with his hand. He goes to the CIVIC-TV offices and shoots his business partners. The intended next target, Bianca O'Blivion, then reprograms him to betray and destroy Spectacular Optical. She tells him that through Videodrome's influence, he has the power to morph his body and externalize his thoughts and hallucinations. When Harlan attempts inserting another tumourous video cassette into him, Max metamorphically fuses a grenade to Harlan's hand, which explodes and kills him. He then shoots and kills Barry Convex during a trade show, causing Videodrome tumors to erupt from his head and torso, and shouts "Death to Videodrome! Long live the New Flesh!" to the audience of businessmen and women before throwing the microphone down.

Afterwards, Renn takes refuge on a derelict boat in an abandoned harbor, where Nicki appears to him on television. She tells him he has weakened Videodrome, but that in order to completely defeat them, he has to leave the old flesh. He then sees a TV set showing an image of himself pointing his handgun to his head, saying "Long live the New Flesh." His on-screen image shoots itself and the TV set explodes, spraying human intestines on the deck. Max Renn then imitates the action he has just watched, and squeezes the trigger; the screen goes blank and a gunshot is heard.