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  • By John
    March 15, 2012
    08:20 PM

    I've always been curious to see these instruments up close. It's been a long while since I've seen the movie so I don't recall if the shots lingered enough to notice the detail. These instruments look like they've molded from the body parts of Cronenbergian monsters from his other movies. What a nightmare for these "mutant" women!
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  • By Rene M.
    March 16, 2012
    03:30 PM

    Quite macabre and cool!
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  • By Pfillip Tepper
    March 17, 2012
    06:30 AM

    Man, it'd be excellent to hear about whether or not Dead Ringers is going back in print.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      March 19, 2012
      08:10 AM

      It would be great if it did, especially if the Jeremy Irons commentary recorded for the Warner Bros. disc could also be included.
  • By Corby D.
    March 18, 2012
    01:24 PM

    I lust after these instruments. I don't think that's too strong a word. If I could have any one prop from any movie ever made, I would choose these instruments without a second's hesitation. My understanding is that one of them went missing from the set, and the rest are in the possession of David Cronenberg himself. That could be outdated information or wholly inaccurate though. I don't even remember where I read it. Other contenders for my most desired props would be the Clark Nova typewriter from Naked Lunch and the Gynocide notebook from Lars von Trier's Antichrist.
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  • By Aaron
    May 29, 2012
    07:55 PM

    Does anyone know who made them? The credits list Ted Hunter as the sculptor who crafted the sculptures for Wolleck's studio but I am not finding anything about the instruments themselves.
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  • By Jason
    December 03, 2012
    09:59 PM

    Aaron...a friend of my fathers who is an accomplished metal smith named david didur told me he made them for cronenbergs film..its kinda his style so im believing his story..anyone care to confirm or disprove my comment..id love to know
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  • By Barbara Wulff
    April 05, 2013
    02:49 AM

    I also love these instruments. I am a sculptress working in Sydney and would give my eye tooth to make props like these. check it out on: http://bigbadart.com/grid-gallery/ I also love the props from 'The Naked Lunch'. I have done Womens studies at Art School and though they ought to make me squeamish I just love them. I was really imprssed with the acting performance by Jeremy Irons in the film. He cries real snot and tears. Also the numerical elegance and the irony of the commissioned artist in the film making a secret second copy of the instruments his crazy patron has commissioned. There is a brief flash showing Beverly vomiting in the bushes outside the gallery where they are on display with red 'sold' stickers on them.
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