Crash

Crash

DVD - 1996
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James Ballard, a bored film director who explores new realms after a near fatal car accident introduces him to a world of sexually obsessed car crash enthusiasts. Unsatisfied by his marriage, Ballard joins Dr. Helen Remington and begins to explore the eroticism of the car the sexual violence of auto accidents.
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Video, c1996
ISBN: 9780780623446
0780623444
Branch Call Number: CRA
Characteristics: 1 dvd (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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GreenlakeGal
Jul 22, 2017

Derringer's review really resonates with me. I saw Crash on a list of "best movies ever" so I decided to watch it. I can't remember who published the list - it was a legit magazine - but I won't be taking their recommendations seriously ever again. I kept waiting for the moving to get interesting and can't believe I watched the whole thing. It was boring. Don't waste your time.

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Oct 05, 2016

Strange, cynical, versed in the advanced poetics of erotic obsession...a film that's true to the challenging aesthetics of J.G. Ballard, & also an excellent platform for Elias Koteas to bring his signature avalanche of maverick sexy. The Summer 2016 David Cronenberg Retrospective ends in the Fall with this late-coming hold request, & it satisfies my understanding of the arc of his contemporary evolution, just, beautifully. Twisted, uncomfortable, arousing, NC-17 to the maxxx. Five stars in torn fishnet panties...! CR

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Soonflower
Jul 21, 2016

This is a fantastical video of what can really happen to various people in different scenarios in one day.

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Derringer
Sep 13, 2015

(*Warning* - These comments may contain spoilers!)

"Crash" is filled with plenty of close-up shots of jagged, deep-gash scar tissue, stitched-up skin and twisted, fetishistic sex scenes involving (what else, but) car accidents.

Curiosity seekers may find this film intriguing for a while, but it is awfully hard to take, in the long run. Its premise wears wafer-thin, real fast.

Director David Cronenberg adapted this fatally unpleasant film from J. G. Ballard's equally depressing novel of the same name.

Believe me, instead of driving over the edge at breakneck speed, "Crash" creeps along at a pace like that of a temporarily revived piece of roadkill.

Watch this film at your own risk.

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ManMachine
Sep 08, 2015

Uh.... Scar tissue, stitched skin and sex (!?).

Have you ever been turned-on by the sight of "deep-gash" scar tissue? Does the thought of being in a car crash make you horny? Are you sexually aroused by grossly mangled and disfigured limbs?

Well, if you answered "Yes" to even one of these "very revealing" questions, then Crash just might be the movie that you've been waiting to see for all of your miserable life.

Directed by David Cronenberg (the ultimate master of movie mumbo-jumbo), Crash is a literal head-on collision with "weird". But this ain't no interesting sort of weird. No. This is the kind of weird that literally makes your skin crawl and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Yep. There's no denying that.

Crash is a steely-cold, and, yes, inhuman sort of movie. Its story takes a completely clinical look at alienated people, with their emotionally sterile lives, who find sexual arousal in automobile accidents and grossly disfigured bodies. (I don't get it)

dsmit494 Mar 09, 2012

Hey Librarianmike, if by "this country" you mean Canada, then you're right, Cronenberg competes with Egoyan for the top spot for Canadian directors (though Egoyan is Egyptian-born). Crash is definitely one of my favorites of his.

librarianmike Oct 28, 2009

I wonder how many people have taken this movie out and asked "Where's Matt Dillon?"

I wouldn't say I like this movie, but it is one of the more audacious and fascinating films I've ever seen. Without question, David Cronenberg is one of the finest filmmakers on the planet, and is most certainly the best this country has ever produced.

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Anarchy_Bunny
Sep 04, 2009

Utterly disturbing and an uncomfortable viewing experience. Loved it.

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