RESTORED 4K VERSION
MK2 MILE END and Serendipity Point Films announced that David Cronenberg’s feature film CRASH 4K will be released on August 14. This restored version of the film allows the viewer to rediscover this cult work that had a lot written about it and won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 1996.
At the wheel of his car, James Ballard (James Spader) collides with the car of a couple and the husband is killed instantly. The wife, Helen Remington (Holly Hunter), later sees James again and introduces him to a man named Vaughan (Elias Koteas). Fascinated by car accidents and physical injuries, he and his friends recreate famous accidents, such as the one in which James Dean died. James, his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger) and Helen become captivated by these dangerous games that multiply their erotic impulses.
“The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996 and caused a great scandal that really surprised me because the novel existed for a long time, it was known. More than 20 years later, I really didn’t think a film based on this novel would be so disturbing”, says David Cronenberg.
“Producing CRASH was one of the highlights of my career. It was an honour to support David Cronenberg’s fearless and bold vision. We all embarked on this adventure without a safety net. It’s a film that couldn’t be made today”, says producer Robert Lantos.
Starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette and Deborah Kara Unger, this film is an adaptation of James G. Ballard’s novel of the same name, which caused a scandal in 1973 with its raw and violent pornography. CRASH is a film with murky eroticism, by David Cronenberg, which transforms crumpled sheets into powerful aphrodisiacs.
Distributed in Canada by MK2 MILE END, the restored version of CRASH in 4K will be available on screens across the country from August 14, 2020 in the original version and the original version with French subtitles.