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Early fine Cronenberg,
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This review is from: The Brood  [DVD] (DVD)
I like Cronenbergs early movies (The Brood, Scanners) better than his later. The Brood is a very disturbing tale about psychoanalysis, rage and families. A mother is involved in isolated psychotherapy ("Psychoplasmic") and her husband is trying to reach her. The setting feels very 1970s. As in Scanners and Videodrome the relation between mind and body is explored in a scary way.
The film iself is 5 stars, but the packaging is not. The transfer is not very good, it seems a little out of focus (but the colors are ok and there is no dirt/scratches) and is probably better on smaller TVs (I watched it on a projector). Also, I can't understand why some labels refuse to state the year of production!? The Brood is (I think) fråm 1979 (the DVD cover only states that the DVD was made 2005... And the cover art...looks too silly). Anyway, recommended, but maybe we will see a better edition sometime.