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Old 07-24-19, 06:53 PM
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Cronenberg's Crash (NC-17 cut) 4K Restoration

It’s hard to believe but David Cronenberg’s erotic thriller “Crash” is already 23-years-old. Debuting at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Special Jury Prize, the film has sustained a cult audience due to its unique story and, of course, the controversy that comes with any film that depicts sexual situations that are instigated by violence. Now, almost a quarter-century after its premiere, “Crash” is getting a brand-new 4K restoration and a spot at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Recorded Picture Company and Turbine Media Group have completed work on their 4K restoration of “Crash” that was supervised by the film’s writer-director Cronenberg and director of photography Peter Suschitzky. Perhaps best of all, the 4K restoration is the uncut, NC-17 version of the film. As mentioned, the film has been selected to screen at this year’s Italian festival and will then look for worldwide distribution afterward.

For those that aren’t familiar with Cronenberg’s cult-classic, “Crash” tells the story of James Ballard and his wife Catherine, who are on the hunt for authentic experiences. They cross paths with a scientist that seeks sexual fulfillment by crashing cars. “Crash” is based on the novel by author J.G. Ballard.

“Strange to think that this movie needed restoration,” said Cronenberg. “Seems like only yesterday that we were shooting it. Just emphasizes the fragility of our beautiful art form, but also its resilience. Wonderful to see it and hear it in its full glory after its loving resurrection by Turbine.”

Recorded Picture Company’s Jeremy Thomas added, “Delighted that this meticulous restoration, done by Turbine and supervised by David Cronenberg and Peter Suschitzky, will be available for people who loved the film and new audiences, and fans of David Cronenberg and J.G. Ballard.”

And for those film geeks out there that are curious how the 4K restoration was created, the uncut “Crash” was created based on the original negative of the film. Multiple film experts were brought in to oversee the transfer and ensure that nothing was lost in the conversion. This meticulous approach helped preserve grain structure and detail.

For those not attending Venice, we’ll make sure to keep an eye on when the 4K restoration will get a formal release around the world.
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One of Cronenberg's best. I hope they can use the Criterion laserdisc supplements.
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I have not seen this movie.

Worth a blind buy?
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James Spader was in this or was another Crash? It didn’t get great reviews, I thought. Good?
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I have not seen this movie.

Worth a blind buy?
I certainly like it. But if that isn't enough of a sell. Martin Scorsese rated it the 8th best film of the 1990's.
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I certainly like it. But if that isn't enough of a sell. Martin Scorsese rated it the 8th best film of the 1990's.
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Imma give it a rent on Amazon Prime.
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Great fucking film. I still have the DVD with both cuts.
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It's a very interesting film, off-putting in a way only Cronenberg could deliver.
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I remember I was this close to blind-watching this movie on Hotel PPV with my family. Good thing I waited a few extra months.
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I will definitely be picking up the BD version.
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Big fan of this movie - I hope Cronenberg's commentary is included. The score is magnificent.
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Great fucking film. I still have the DVD with both cuts.
Same here. He was signing two items at Comic-Con one year so I brought Dead Ringers and Crash.
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Cronenberg really makes you think about the material that you are ingesting in his films. Sometimes it leaves me with a little indigestion and other times I feel content and well fed.
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Any chance this will come out via Criterion?
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wait, so this was restored, but no company has picked it up for distribution? isn't that odd?
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wait, so this was restored, but no company has picked it up for distribution? isn't that odd?
No.
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No.
Why don’t you answer the questions properly with explanation? Not everyone knows everything about all that is pop culture.

So no, I didn’t understand the need to restore a movie to a physical medium without it being, or at least planned on being, you know released. And no, I’m sorry I didn’t know Lucas was a protege of Coppola.

Get off your high horse already...sheesh.
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Why don’t you answer the questions properly with explanation? Not everyone knows everything about all that is pop culture.
The rights owner has performed a restoration in hopes of finding a distributor to pick it up afterwards. Not unusual at all.
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The rights owner has performed a restoration in hopes of finding a distributor to pick it up afterwards. Not unusual at all.
gotcha. thanks. how much does a restoration cost typically?
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gotcha. thanks. how much does a restoration cost typically?
I don't have numbers, but the cost will vary depending on whether the "restoration" is just a new scan of the negative or if digital repair and cleanup is also involved. For a 1996 movie, I expect that it's just a new scan and color grading.
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Get off your high horse already...sheesh.
Watchout for the swinging freshman paddle coming your way!
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I have not seen this movie.

Worth a blind buy?
It's Cronenberg doing an erotic movie about stuff that doesn't trigger censorship. There is less body horror than is usual for him, so you won't see anyone plugging weird animals into their spinal column or giving handjobs to giant cockroaches. If you like his style, you'll like this movie.
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It's Cronenberg doing an erotic movie about stuff that doesn't trigger censorship. There is less body horror than is usual for him, so you won't see anyone plugging weird animals into their spinal column or giving handjobs to giant cockroaches. If you like his style, you'll like this movie.
It may not have hallucinations or monsters, but the whole movie is about people who are erotically obsessed with physical disfigurements, to the point of willfully injuring themselves in dangerous car crashes. That's 100% "body horror" in my book.
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