Aaron, Mark and Brian Saur talk about David Croneberg’s recent Criterion Collection release of The Brood. We talk about the intense acting, the pseudo-science that goes into the film, and we delve into spoiler territory. Don’t worry — we give plenty of warning. We also talk about the early body horror of Cronenberg and how he integrated science and sexuality into his films, which would continue.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Brian Saur from Rupert Pupkin Speaks and Criterion Cast’s Off the Shelf. You can find him on Twitter.

Outline:

0:00 – Intro, Welcome, Housekeeping 10:20 – News 22:00 – The Brood 45:45 – Spoiler section 52:15 – Ratings. Spoilers over. 1:02:40 – Early Cronenberg

Intro

The O’ Canada Blogathon Criterion Blogathon 

Weekend – second Criterion Short Cuts episode.

News

Wenders Looking Back – confirms these titles are coming to the collection.

Coen Brothers tease

Ron Benson, founder of Eureka passes away.

The Brood

The incomparable Oliver Reed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXMHZ4XEs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_hBnSkQZCQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKdtP_CDpm8

Early Cronenberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCseP01zg7w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM3CeWkixVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kThDU7FhUBY

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