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Title:
Spider
Author:
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of his time remembering his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father was having an affair.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the novel by Patrick McGrath.

Special features: filmmaker's commentary; "In the beginning: how Spider came to be" featurette; "Weaving the web: the making of Spider" featurette; "Caught in Spider's web: the cast" featurette.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for sexuality, brief violence and language.
ISBN:
9781404924789
UPC:
043396003736
Format :
DVD

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Ralph Fiennes plays a grown man haunted by his childhood in David Cronenberg's stylized psychological drama Spider. Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider (Fiennes) takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of the film remembering scenes from his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father (Gabriel Byrne) was having an affair on his mother (Miranda Richardson). The psychological terror builds to a climax that challenges how much the viewer can believe Spider's recollections of the event. Bradley Hall plays Spider as a boy, and Richardson portrays many different women who come into contact with Spider. Spider was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi