David Cronenberg

The Brood

The Brood

A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.

Film Info

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary about the making of the film and Cronenberg’s early work, featuring actor Samantha Eggar, executive producer Pierre David, cinematographer Mark Irwin, assistant director John Board, and special makeup effects artists Rick Baker (Videodrome) and Joe Blasco (Shivers, Rabid)
  • New, restored 4K digital transfer of Cronenberg’s 1970 feature Crimes of the Future, supervised by the director, plus a 2011 interview with Cronenberg about his early career
  • Interview from 2013 with actors Art Hindle and Cindy Hinds
  • Appearance by actor Oliver Reed on The Merv Griffin Show from 1980
  • Radio spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

New cover by Edward Kinsella

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary about the making of the film and Cronenberg’s early work, featuring actor Samantha Eggar, executive producer Pierre David, cinematographer Mark Irwin, assistant director John Board, and special makeup effects artists Rick Baker (Videodrome) and Joe Blasco (Shivers, Rabid)
  • New, restored 4K digital transfer of Cronenberg’s 1970 feature Crimes of the Future, supervised by the director, plus a 2011 interview with Cronenberg about his early career
  • Interview from 2013 with actors Art Hindle and Cindy Hinds
  • Appearance by actor Oliver Reed on The Merv Griffin Show from 1980
  • Radio spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

New cover by Edward Kinsella

The Brood
Cast
Oliver Reed
Dr. Raglan
Samantha Eggar
Nola Carveth
Art Hindle
Frank Carveth
Henry Beckman
Barton Kelly
Nuala Fitzgerald
Juliana Kelly
Cindy Hinds
Candice Carveth
Susan Hogan
Ruth Mayer
Gary McKeehan
Mike Trellan
Michael Magee
Inspector
Robert Silverman
Jan Hartog
Credits
Director
David Cronenberg
Written by
David Cronenberg
Produced by
Claude Héroux
Executive producers
Victor Solnicki
Executive producers
Pierre David
Music
Howard Shore
Director of photography
Mark Irwin
Editor
Alan Collins
Art director
Carol Spier

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