CCU12: The Brood (1979) & Early David Cronenberg

Aaron, Mark and Brian Saur talk about David Croneberg’s recent Criterion Collection release of The Brood. We talk about the intense acting, the pseudo-science that goes into the film, and we delve into spoiler territory. Don’t worry — we give plenty of warning. We also talk about the early body horror of Cronenberg and how he integrated science and sexuality into his films, which would continue throughout his career.

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Show notes:

Special Guest: Brian Saur from Rupert Pupkin Speaks and Criterion Cast’s Off the Shelf. You can find him on Twitter.


0:00 – Intro, Welcome, Housekeeping
10:20 – News
22:00 – The Brood
45:45 – Spoiler section
52:15 – Ratings. Spoilers over.
1:02:40 – Early Cronenberg


The O’ Canada Blogathon

Criterion Blogathon – Schedule Coming Soon

Weekend – second Criterion Short Cuts episode.


Is this coming to Costco?

Is this coming to Costco?

Wenders Looking Back – confirms these titles are coming to the collection.

Coen Brothers tease

Ron Benson, founder of Eureka passes away.

The Brood

The incomparable Oliver Reed:

the brood - cindy witnesses

the brood - early session

the brood - eggert

the brood - oliver reed

the brood - purple

Early Cronenberg

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Posted on October 24, 2015, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I have been really impressed by the quality of guests that you and Mark have had on the podcast. It is obvious that you did some really good groundwork to make the podcast successful. Each guest has added so much to each episode.
    Can’t wait for the Mulholland cast!

  2. Hadn’t come across your podcast before, I think I’ll make it regular. I am always on the look-out for new Cri-blu releases and this is one I must get. I’ve only seen it once and that was yeeears ago!

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