None of the movies listed below resides on this webhost.
All of them might (or might not) exist on the internet.
|2005||A History of Violence||Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt.|
|The 2CD rip contains the director's commentary|
In the Beginning - How Spider came to be
Caught in Spider's Web - The Cast
Weaving the Web - The Making of Spider
See FAQ for release dates and other details
Low Quality or:
Old Link 1
Old Link 2
|0:06||Presented by Toronto International Film Festival 2001|
CD1 (AC3) or:
CD1 (Subs) or:
CD1 (Subs) or:
|1:37||512x276 / 512x276 / 512x288 / 512x288 / 704x400||Frame by Frame - The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier|
The 2CD rip by Polityk is AC3 5.1 with 3 additional commentary tracks.
Rips Comparison page
The AC3 rip is DivX 5.0.0 672kbps 25fps, AC3 5.1 384kbps, 1:32
NewMov's rip is XviD 967kbps, mp3 96kbps
Internet-Inspire's rip is XviD 867kbps, mp3 128kbps (VBR?)
David Cronenberg (or this), Peter Suschitzky (get plugin here from AudioCoding).
|This version is unedited (letterbox, over-matted).|
There's also a 640x352 Edited version (now why would you want that?)
|480x360||Good VHS rip.|
Video: XviD 818kbps
Audio: mp3 128kbps CBR (Stereo)
Also: VHS rip (512x380). Audio is in OggVorbis format - get OGG Codec.
CD1, CD2 or:
In the 2CD rip, the commentary is behind: 350ms on CD1, 175ms on CD2.
Dead Ringers was filmed full frame (1.33:1). The framing was designed to be masked for various theatrical aspect ratios. Cronenberg’s preferred framing is 1.66:1.
Commentary Track by DonkeyKong (for the 1CD rip; mp3 96kbps CBR, English)
DVD Extras by ReleaseCandidate.
Check out The Fly Film Archive for about 50 images from the 1CD rip, that I snapped and contributed to the site.
The 2CD-rip is AC3 5.1
A Special-Edition DVD will be released in 2004.
|1983||The Dead Zone||1:44||576x320||English subs||Schubi|
CD1, CD2 or:
Farming the New Flesh|
Fear on Film (1981)
The Making of Videodrome
For the 1CD rip:
If the audio is out of sync, try this (thanks to Torspo):
1. Get Nandub 1.0 RC2 and Avifrate 1.10.
2. Open the movie in Nandub, make sure both video and audio are set to Direct Stream Copy (don't touch any other settings) and choose Save as AVI (don't try to overwrite the original file).
3. Open the saved file in Avifrate, set the frame rate to 23.9772 and Apply.
CD1, CD2 or:
| 608x448 /|
|Use ZoomPlayer's CTRL/ALT-K option in full-screen mode to mask it into 608x330 like Cronenberg intended.|
|1979||Fast Company||1:32||448x336||Trailer (by Polityk)|
Shooting Cronenberg (by Polityk)
Inside the Character - Actor's Studio (interview with William Smith and John Saxon) (by Polityk)
Also: old VHS rip (mp3 160kbps CBR Mono)
Interview with Cronenberg|
Trailer 1, Trailer 2
Use ZoomPlayer's CTRL/ALT-K option in full-screen mode to mask it into 576x320 like Cronenberg intended.
|1975||Shivers||1:27||528x400||Use ZoomPlayer's CTRL/ALT-K option in full-screen mode to mask it into 528x294 like Cronenberg intended - See explanation and sample below, in A Word about Masking.|
|1970||Crimes of the Future||1:10|
|1967||From the Drain||0:12||320x240||B/W, low quality Quicktime, 41MB|
|2000||The Directors - David Cronenberg||1:00||576x384||Schubi|
|2000||IMDB||The American Nightmare||0:09||Clip||640x416||More info about this rip||DonkeyKong|
|1999||IMDB||I have to make the Word be Flesh||1:07||592x352||More info about this rip||DonkeyKong|
|1992||IMDB||Naked making Lunch||0:52|
|640x480||More info about this rip||DonkeyKong|
|1986||IMDB||Long Live the New Flesh|
|1990||IMDB||Nightbreed||Disappointing movie by Barker, but Cronenberg in an|
almost-lead role and excellent music by Elfman? I'll take it!
You may already know that Cronenberg usually films his movies in 1.33:1 ratio (full-frame), intended to be masked into 1.85:1 ratio. This method is used so that when the movie is transferred to VHS, it won't have to go though the Pan & Scan method, in which the left/right ends are cropped. Instead, the full-screen picture actually contains more than is seen in the wide-screen picture (using Pan & Scan it's the other way around). But since the extra top/bottom details weren't intended to be there, it usually results in "empty spaces" (and a boom which most people consider a goof, but it's actually not).
So when you watch some of the Cronenberg rips, such as Scanners, Rabid and Shivers, you're actually seeing more than Cronenberg intended, and you may notice the empty spaces on the top/bottom, which shouldn't be there (click the picture on the left, from Shivers).
Want to see the movies like Cronenberg intended them to be? Get Zoom Player (which is my favorite player anyway), go to Full-Screen mode using Alt-Enter, and press Alt-K to toggle the masking mode. You can change the mask-settings using Ctrl-K: To mask 1.33:1 into 1.85:1 (Cronenberg movies) use 100 for top and 100 for bottom. The movies will look much better. Enjoy.
See more info and explames for the different aspect ratios here.