Crimes of the Future (2022) - New David Cronenberg Body Horror Film

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  1. MorallySound

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    This June, David Cronenberg returns to his body horror roots with Crimes of the Future, starring Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart.

    Plot: Related in-name only to Cronenberg’s 1970 early film of the same name, Crimes of the Future is a deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of trans-humanism, others attempt to police it. Either way, Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, is spreading fast. Saul Tenser is a beloved performance artist who has embraced this new state, sprouting new and unexpected organs in his body. Along with his partner Caprice, Tenser has turned the removal of these organs into a spectacle for his loyal followers to marvel at in real time theater. But with both the government and a strange subculture taking note, Tenser is forced to consider what would be his most shocking performance of all.
     
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    It's about damn time, he went back to some old-school body horror :)
     
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    Oh, the tingles
     
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    As long he doesn't go heavy on the CG, all these old timers (Lynch, Carpenter, Cronenberg,..) do not seem to know how to handle new FX technology.
     
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    Definite Crash vibes.
     
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    Most of these filmmakers are working within independently financed systems and these films have much smaller or limited budgets, which when it comes to CG doesn't always go hand in hand. It's not that they don't understand working with the technology, which is also more-so handled by the visual effects supervisors and producers than the actual director, but the constraints of the budget and that photo-real CG requires time and resources, which are expensive.
     
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    I see your point but I think it's a little bit of both. Both "They Live" and "price of Darkness" were made for $3M and the FX still hold up to this day. "Escape From LA" and "Ghosts Of Mars" cost $28-50M and they look like dogshit. There were horror/syfy flicks from the late 90's/early 2k's (e.g. Hatchet series) that were made for way less and looked 10X better. Then again, I have never been part of the industry to know all about the economics of the practical to CG shift during that period.
     
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    US Blu-ray from Decal releasing on August 9th.
     
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    If you live near Los Angeles there is going to be a David Cronenberg festival playing seven of his films including the original Crimes of the Future from May 27th-30th.

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    First review I've seen here:

     

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