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Rabid (Special Edition) [Import]

Marilyn Chambers , Frank Moore , David Cronenberg    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, and Patricia Gage star in David Cronenberg's classic thriller about a young woman who develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, and the epidemic spreads city-wide.

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3.0 out of 5 stars medium + medium = medium Aug. 16 2004
Format:DVD
Movie: medium
Of all of Cronenberg's movies, this is one of my least favourite. It is like Shivers, but on a grander scale, though I actually prefer Shivers to this. Maybe I liked the phallic/crap-like parasites of Shivers over the phallic "fang" housed in Rose's armpit.
There is some good gore and action, and perhaps most interesting (as Cronenberg likes to point out on the commentary) are his "prophecies:" an epidemic (like AIDS or SARS), stem-cell research, our increasing dependence on telephones, plastic surgery "resorts," etc.
DVD: medium
Picture looks good, though I'm no expert on the technical side of things. The twenty-minute interview with Cronenberg is interesting, but it was part of the VHS release of the film. His commentary is (as usual) well done. Plus there are some stills and the trailer. Certainly not bare bones, but I was hoping for more from this DVD.
So overall, I would give this a MEDIUM. A must for Cronendrones like myself, but for others I would recommend the wonderful Criterion editions of Naked Lunch and Videodrome (and Dead Ringers if you can get your hands on one), along with Spider and eXistenZ.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rabid with Marilyn Chambers June 30 2004
Format:VHS Tape
David's first pick for this movie, was Sissy Spacek, but she refused to do it. However , this movie wouldnt have fit her, this part really calls for someone sexy, not that she isnt sexy but this part required a blond bombshell. Enter Marilyn Chambers.
Marilyn plays Rose, a chick who has a bike accident and is experimented on resulting in a disease on anyone that touches her and turning them flesh eating mad . Nice plot, kinda reminds me of an aids epidemic or something like that. Now that would be scary.
You can catch this film on the Independent Film Channel during their "Indie Screams" week. (Check local listings.)
The gory. A nurse getting her finger cut off by a doctor and doctor starts eating the finger!!!
The good. Marilyn in the nude! (I wish there more of these scenes), There is also a great car crash in the movie where a car falls on the highway only to be run over by a truck. (What bad luck for the driver)
The shocking. A dept. store Santa Claus being gunned down (Accidentally).This scene probably is the most scandalous in the film, even I was suprised that something like this was written in the script. Shame on you David. :-)
The saddest. Some of the music is well done,especially the sad melodramatic music. The end is sad too, (Poor Marilyn being thrown in the trash truck after she herself is the victim of the virus she has spread). Her acting in this movie is pretty good, I was suprised.
Great funny lines like " what the fu*k are we running here a nursery." "You carry a plague youve killed hundreds of people!."
The best thing I can say is that it has some great shots of Marilyn Chambers beautiful figure. Wow!!! No wonder she makes her living off the xxx industry nowadays.
She does kinda have that Cybill Shepherd type that look that just oozes goddessness, so her presence in the film is felt.
My vote a 6 and half out of 10. Believe it or not this film cost an average of $90,000 to make, David is no cheapskate.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Troubling Horror Story... June 25 2004
Format:DVD
Rose recovers while in a coma in a small hospital for plastic surgery after a motorcycle accident where she has had a groundbreaking emergency operation. When Rose wakes up she finds herself having frantic desires for human blood. Unknowingly Rose infects everyone she comes in contact with as she consumes their blood with a frightening blood-borne disease that rapidly spreads among the human population. Rabid carries Cronenberg's insignia as it displays a troubling story concerning science, which offers a decent cinematic experience for those who seek horror.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It was actually cool... June 24 2004
By C. Howe
Format:DVD
I am a pretty big fan of Marilyn Chambers work from the 1970's. The neat thing about this movie is the chance to see her work under a different type of camera. I was born in 72 the year Behind The Green Door came out so I obviously didn't learn about what Marilyn is most noted for until I was much older. Rabid allows someone who does'nt appreciate adult films to still see Marilyn in her glory days. You still get a couple glimpses of her in an unenhanced frontal expose, which in all honesty don't seem to follow the plot, but just enjoy it. Let's face it today her looks back in the 70's are so appealing and natural vs. many of the pierced/tattooed/enhanced mangled freaks that walk the streets now a days.
The opening scene of Rabid shows Rose(Marilyn) and her boyfriend enjoying a highspeed motorcycle ride on a chilly Canadian day. When I close my eyes I can picture Ms. Chambers behind me on my ride, hugged up on me as we speed down the highway, very cool. The crash scene wasn't very elaborate due to technical limitations and there doesn't seem to be an explaination for the "blood sucking proboscis-like" appendage that mysteriously sprouts from Marilyn's armpit.
I suggest just enjoying Rabid for the simple special effects and natural good looks of Marilyn Chambers of the 70's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars early Cronenberg at his best June 8 2004
Format:DVD
Rabid was the second film of David Cronenberg after Shivers. Both films are very similar in theme and were the excellent start to Cronenberg's great career. With this new digitally remastered "Special Edition" Rabid, for the first time in a region 1 release, can be seen in its original aspect ratio, which is a real treat.
The film concerns a woman named Rose, played by porn star Chambers in a surprisingly great performance, who gets into a serious motorcycle accident and has radical, experimental surgery in order to save her life. She survives the accident only to find that the surgery has given her a growth. This growth also has a taste for human blood. Before too long Rose is on the prowl looking for anyone to ease her hunger. However, when she attacks her victims do not die. Instead they turn, rather quickly, into flesh craving zombies. Soon the whole city of Montreal is taken over.
The film holds up well over the years. The extreme low budget doesn't take away from the intensity of the plot. This was a film made by a director still learning the craft. Therefore, it isn't a perfect film, but the themes it deals with are pulled off well. Rabid is much more than just a horror film. It's a film about relationships and characters that don't fully have control over their actions. The viewer really feels for Rose at the end of film. Although she was responsible for the outbreak, it really wasn't her fault. She was being moved by forces from within her body that were more powerful than her mind. That is a theme that Cronenberg would return to again and again.
This new release is pretty well done. The colors aren't as bright as the UK release, but it's a good enough transfer for the price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Special Edition DVD details
Plot: After a motorcycle accident, Rose (Marilyn Chambers of Behind the Green Door and oh so much more) develops an unexplained lesion and a desire for human blood. Read more
Published on March 29 2004 by Agent Nick Castle
3.0 out of 5 stars eccentric
a modern vampire story, also an epidemic started by the girl "marily chambers" who suddenly and as far as I remember without any cause transfers to a woman who can suck... Read more
Published on Feb. 24 2004 by Emre Karasahin
3.0 out of 5 stars The erratic follow up to Shivers
Let's not get carried away. This film is not a masterstroke from Cronenberg nor is it entirely terrible. Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2004 by filterite
2.0 out of 5 stars This Lady Has a Little Drill Under her Arm!!!
I remember seeing this film as a child, curiosity had me revisit it last night. Some films stand the test of time, even if filmed in the 1970's, they can still be viewed enjoyably... Read more
Published on Dec 4 2003 by Mount_Olympus
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great, Cronenberg picture
Every once in awhile when I am feeling reflective I like to watch a David Cronenberg film. I have seen quite a few of them at this point, from some of his earliest stuff like... Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2003 by Jeffrey Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars Jogging Kills
Consecutive cinematic representation of Canada's urban/rural phenomenon, Rabid transcends language barriers with macabre notions that encompass the young French Canadian backlash... Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2002 by aja
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