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The Hunger 

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Erotic horror anthology series where the hosts Terence Stamp (in season 1) and David Bowie (in season 2) eccentrically introduce each of the steamy, erotic and often supernatural tales of power, sex, lust, and driving urges.

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Jeff Fazio
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2000   1999   1998   1997  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Terence Stamp ...  The Host 22 episodes, 1997-1998
David Bowie ...  The Host / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
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Erotic horror anthology series where the hosts Terence Stamp (in season 1) and David Bowie (in season 2) eccentrically introduce each of the steamy, erotic and often supernatural tales of power, sex, lust, and driving urges.

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The Taste of Terror


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Begierde - The Hunger See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The full version of the show's theme song "Hunger" has never been released. See more »

Quotes

Julian Priest: You can run to any country in the world -- or beyond -- and you'll find nothing new, nothing changed, you'll make no discoveries. For the only undiscovered country left to explore is inside you.
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Alternate Versions

In the R-rated Twisted Tales DVD Hunger collection, episode "The Suction Method" has the nudity framed out in the opening sex scene. The original unrated Showtime broadcast version showed this scene in full. See more »

Soundtracks

Hunger
Composed and performed by Nick Amour and Andy Carroll
[closing credits theme song]
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It represents the very worst of TV
31 July 2002 | by motor89See all my reviews

This one sentence sums up the TV series 'The Hunger':

Big budget softcore aimed at pseudo-intellectuals who cannot admit that they watch porn.

Imagine the worst excesses of mediocre film students: pretentious dialogue, fast cutting, jumping backwards and forwards through the story, endlessly repeating visuals and dialogue, blatant weird sex - and attach it to a generous TV budget. It's TV Hell for anyone with taste. Someone needs to grab hold of the directors and slap them... hard (on second thoughts, they'd probably film it as an episode, so forget it).

Do you think that crass and unsubtle plotting and dialogue linked to gratuitous sex makes interesting points about human nature? Are you deluded enough to think that throwing a camera around fast enough to induce epilepsy and hide the shoddy editing makes you a modern and talented director? If so, The Hunger is for you. Everyone else can go and rent some Playboy tapes - at least they get to the T&A quickly and don't make you feel seasick.


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