Criterion Collection: Naked Lunch / (Ws Dol Dts)

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CRITERION
Catalog: 2253
Rel. Date: 04/09/2013
UPC: 715515105019

Criterion Collection: Naked Lunch / (Ws Dol Dts)
Artist: Naked Lunch [Movie]
Format: Blu-Ray

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In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs's hallucinatory, once-thought unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg (Videodrome), a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Robocop's Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. Alternately humorous and grotesque—and always surreal—the film mingles aspects of Burroughs's novel with incidents from the writer's own life, resulting in an evocative paranoid fantasy and a self-reflexive investigation into the mysteries of the creative process.