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Naked lunch

Call Number



Special ed.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Scorsiani.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2003]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: R.


Part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict Bill Lee plunges into the nightmarish netherworld of the Interzone, pursuing a mysterious project that leads him to confront sinister cabals and giant talking bugs.


Based on the book by William S. Burroughs.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.

Special features: audio commentary featuring Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller ; "Naked making lunch," a London Weekend Television documentary about the making of the film, directed by Chris Rodley ; illustrated essay about special effects by Jody Duncan, editor of Cenefex magazine ; film stills gallery ; a collection of original marketing materials ; William S. Burroughs' audio recording of excerpts from the novel ; archival stills of Burroughs from The Allen Ginsberg Trust.

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