Naked Lunch (Criterion Collection) DVD
Distributor: The Criterion Collection (First printing 2003)
Director: David Cronenberg
Runtime: 115 Mins
Special Edition 2-Disc Set, includes 32-page booklet.
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.
Condition: USED (VG)