Cronenberg’s Controversial Classic Crashes Onto Blu-Ray :

Oh boy. I have been waiting forever for Crash to arrive on Blu-Ray and Arrow Video has heard my pleas. Quite literally – every time Arrow tweets out ‘What do you want us to release next?’ I reply with a GIF of James Spader and a car emoji!

Crash went through thd hideously conservative BBFC ringer upon release and given a short window to see it at my local independent, I must have seen it half a dozen times in its meagre two week run. It’s the perfect telling of the unforgettable Ballard novel with perfect performances all round and I cannot wait to dive in to this long list of extras when Crash hits on November 30th :

Brand new 4K restoration of the uncut NC-17 version from the original 35mm camera negative, supervised by writer-director David Cronenberg and director of photography Peter Suschitzky

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation5.1 and 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Brand new audio commentary with film scholar Adrian Martin

Cronenberg Challenge – new interview with director of photography Peter Suschitzky

Mechanical Animals – new interview with executive producer Jeremy Thomas

The Shore Thing – new interview with composer Howard Shore

License to Drive – new interview with casting director Deirdre Bowen

Archival “Behind the Scenes” featurette

Archival interviews with David Cronenberg, J.G. Ballard and actors James Spader, Holly Hunter, Deborah Kara Unger and Elias Koteas

Cronenberg: Concrete Cowboy – brand new video essay by Caelum Vatnsdal on Cronenberg’s use of Toronto as a filming location

Original Trailers

Fully illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Vanessa Morgan and Araceli Molina, alongside a reprinted excerpt from Cronenberg on Cronenberg

Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

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