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The Brood

David Cronenberg

 
The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Canada
  • 1979
  • 92 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #777

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.

Cast

Dr. RaglanOliver Reed
Nola CarvethSamantha Eggar
Frank CarvethArt Hindle
Barton Kelly Henry Beckman
Juliana KellyNuala Fitzgerald
Candice CarvethCindy Hinds
Ruth MayerSusan Hogan
Mike TrellanGary McKeehan
InspectorMichael Magee
Jan HartogRobert Silverman

Credits

DirectorDavid Cronenberg
Written byDavid Cronenberg
Produced byClaude Héroux
Executive producersVictor Solnicki and Pierre David
MusicHoward Shore
Director of photographyMark Irwin
EditorAlan Collins
Art directorCarol Spier

Disc 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

Film Essays

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The Brood: Separation Trials

By Carrie Rickey October 13, 2015

Divorce wreaks a particularly devastating form of havoc in David Cronenberg's personal take on the dissolution of a marriage. Read more »

Photo Galleries

Costume Parade

October 28, 2016


Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Cronenberg at the Cinema Arts Centre

August 25, 2016

This weekend, as part of its annual all-night horror movie marathon, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York, will screen David Cronenberg’s 1979 film The Brood. In this chilling portrait . . . Read more »


Clippings

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From the Cronenberg Archives

March 15, 2016

Today, we’re celebrating horror maestro David Cronenberg’s seventy-third birthday with a look back at his brilliantly twisted oeuvre. Read more »



Film Essays

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The Brood: Separation Trials

By Carrie Rickey October 13, 2015

Divorce wreaks a particularly devastating form of havoc in David Cronenberg's personal take on the dissolution of a marriage. Read more »

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