Naked Lunch Limited Edition 4K UHD [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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track, however, is an altogether different beast, it is immediately wider in both separation and depth, giving a real sense of space. This strand of the narrative is perhaps the most indicative of how the context and insight provided by Arrow’s new edition of Naked Lunch is so crucial to getting the most out of a movie that could otherwise seem potentially dangerous (even, difficult though it is to admit for the dedicatedly woke, invigoratingly so). The first Gulf War prevented shooting in Morocco, so they built sets in Toronto to stand in as North Africa. Their only comment was to tell me their favourite quote from the book, which, when I checked, turned out to be on the first page. Then again, Naked Lunch is so pointedly William Lee’s story that to place too much emphasis on any other character would be detrimental.
The supplemental features on the release include the film's original theatrical trailer; collection of artwork and photographs detailing the special effects by Chris Walas, Inc. There’s also a booklet with new writing from Sargeant and Vanessa Morgan, plus archive writing from Chris Rodley and Cronenberg himself; enough to feed anyone’s addiction to facts about this strange, unique film.
Cast Peter Weller Bill Lee Judy Davis Joan Lee/Joan Frost Ian Holm Tom Frost Julian Sands Yves Cloquet Roy R. It is possible to laugh at those 1960s busybodies who wanted the book banned for its drug content, or its homoerotic content, while still being uneasy about its eroticisation of “boys” and its treatment of North Africa as a sexual playground for Westerners.
The lasting impact of these moments is made possible by the fabulous work of Effects Artist Chris Walas, who won an Oscar for his previous work with Cronenberg on The Fly.For more about Naked Lunch 4K and the Naked Lunch 4K Blu-ray release, see Naked Lunch 4K Blu-ray Review published by Jeffrey Kauffman on April 11, 2023 where this Blu-ray release scored 5. The score makes good use of all the speakers, placing you in the centre of the action, while bass is tight, controlled and gives some significance to the effects without being overbearing.
Writing about Naked Lunch means you have to quickly get used to writing sentences like this) Joan, meanwhile, becomes a reincarnation of Bill Lee’s own wife, who he has already killed in a “William Tell routine” gone wrong, and who his controllers urge him to kill again, as “Women aren’t human, Bill! David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch is about a bizarre journey that begins and ends in the mind of a man people who have not experimented with drugs will likely never understand.
The recording was produced in 1995 for an audiobook and features music by Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, and Eyvind Kang. There's also a rather curious if provocative quasi-homage to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo at play in terms of two characters played by the inimitable Judy Davis.