Naked Lunch

Edition no. 220

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Licensor
20th Century Fox
Directed by: David Cronenberg
In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Audio commentary featuring David Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller
  • Naked Making Lunch, a 1992 documentary by Chris Rodley about the making of the film
  • Special effects gallery, featuring artwork and photos alongside an essay by film writer Jody Duncan
  • Collection of original marketing materials
  • Audio recording of William S. Burroughs reading from his novel Naked Lunch
  • Gallery of photos taken by poet Allen Ginsberg of Burroughs
  • A booklet featuring reprinted pieces by film critic Janet Maslin, critic and novelist Gary Indiana, filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley, and William S. Burroughs

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Release Credits

Producer: Karen Stetler

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