Excerpt: Interzone here is a drug-induced construct to which the movie’s Burroughs-like protagonist Bill Lee (a superbly droll Peter Weller) flees, imagining himself as an agent dispatching reports while using homosexuality as his cover. This wildly metaphorical Interzone is where Bill Lee’s psyche confronts his sexual confusion and its role in his addiction and Joan’s death, and the anguish of writing about all of it.
Conclusion: David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch is not a film for everyone but for those who enjoy his unique brand of filmmaking it's very much an important movie. Criterion has carried over all of the extras from their excellent two-disc DVD special edition from a few years ago and provided an excellent high definition transfer and new lossless audio, making this a very nice upgrade indeed. Highly recommended. Ian lives in NYC with his wife where he writes for DVD Talk, runs Rock!
Conclusion: Cronenberg's work is the kind that often requires viewers to go back and analyze again and again, and this Criterion edition is the perfect way to do that. 'Naked Lunch' may stand as one of the director's most impenetrable works, but it benefits greatly from its unique approach to a similarly dense literary effort that has endured for many decades.
Summary: David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch" (1991) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the release include the film's original theatrical trailer; collection of artwork and photographs detailing the special effects by Chris Walas, Inc.; production stills by set photographer Attila Dory; featurette; audio recording of William S.
Summary: David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch" (1991) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Italian distributors Eagle Pictures. The supplemental features on the disc include original theatrical trailer for the film; video interview with producer Jeremy Thomas; and audio commentary by director David Cronenberg. In English, with optional English, Italian, and Italian SDH subtitles for the main feature. Region-B "locked".