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Aro Recommended Spider


Canada / UK 2002, 99 minutes
Dir. David Cronenberg
Rating: [R13] Violence,offensive language and sex scenes.
Genres: Suspense/Crime

Topics: Mind-bender, Mental Health, Period 1960s, Period 1980s.


Aroview: One to relish for those with a taste acquired for the stark, uncompromising visions of David Cronenberg (CRASH, NAKED LUNCH, etc.), this is both tender and tense in its portrait of a paranoid mind, featuring a suitably unhinged performance by Ralph Fiennes.

“An extraordinary tour-de-force… Brilliantly reimagined by the director from Patrick McGrath’s first-person gothic novel, the subtle and creepy Spider is set in the 1960s and the 1980s, as Spider’s memory leaps across time to put together the puzzle of how his current fragility developed..." — Mark Peranson, Vancouver Film Festival.

NZ International Film Festival 2003

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • PC interactives
  • aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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