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Stereo (1969)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 30 November 1973 (USA)
Sometime in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow. Seven young adults volunteer to submit to a form of ... See full summary »

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Ronald Mlodzik ...
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Jack Messinger
Paul Mulholland
Iain Ewing
Arlene Mlodzik
Clara Mayer
Glenn McCauley
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Sometime in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow. Seven young adults volunteer to submit to a form of brain surgery that removes their power of speech but increases their power for telepathic communication. An unseen group of students observes the results. As the experiment progresses, Stringfellow's theories come to fruition. Later, aphrodisiacs and various other drugs are introduced to the subjects to expose an inherent polymorphous perversity. In the end, they are isolated from each other, provoking antagonism and violence between them, which results in two suicides. Written by Daeha Ko <dko@u.washington.edu>

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Included as a bonus on the 2004 Blue Underground DVD of Fast Company (1979) and the Alliance Atlantis 2004 DVD of same. Also included on the 2014 Criterion DVD of Scanners (1981) See more »

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Featured in From Stereo to Video (2014) See more »

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Interesting early film from David Cronenberg.
24 September 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Stereo (1969) is a bizarre film about human behavior. Cronenberg shot this movie as if was a documentary. A lot of his trademark direction and style is beginning to take shape. He would perfect this technique in his latter films. But whilst watching this movie you can see that he was going to be an excellent filmmaker. It also showcases his style as an documentist.

Not for everyone but it's always interesting to see a well known and accomplished director's earlier work. Stereo has all of

his trademarks, it's cold, clinical and very dark. Only Cronenberg can take something like sex and make it seem like a scientific experiment.

Recommended for Cronenberg fans, others need not apply.

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