David Cronenberg’s Existenz Gets Surprise 4K UHD Release

Vinegar Syndrome surprise revealed a special edition eXistenZ 4K UHD release for Black Friday, giving David Cronenberg’s body horror movie.

This special limited edition 2-disc 4K UHD/Blu-ray set comes with a spot gloss flesh-textured hard slipcase + slipcover combo (designed by Haunt Love), includes a 40-page perfect bound book, and is limited to 10,000 units. It is only available on the Vinegar Syndrome website and at select indie retailers. No major retailers will be stocking them.

In the near future, video games have evolved to a point where they are able to biologically interact with players through the use of an electronic umbilical cord. Allegra Geller has created eXistenZ, a highly anticipated virtual reality game which has come under fire for its potential ability to effectively warp players’ perceptions of reality. When an anti-game zealot attempts to murder Allegra during a demo, she narrowly escapes with the help of her publicist, Ted Pikul. However, Allegra discovers that the only master copy of the game might have been damaged during the attack and convinces Ted to test it with her. After Ted reluctantly agrees, the pair enter the virtual world of eXistenZ, but it’s not long before they start becoming uncertain as to where the violent gameplay ends and reality begins…

eXistenZ 4K UHD Details

Credit: Vinegar Syndrome

  • 2-disc Set: 4K Ultra HD / Region A Blu-ray
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm interpositive
  • Brand new commentary track with film historian Dr. Jennifer Moorman
  • Archival commentary track with director David Cronenberg
  • Archival commentary track with cinematographer Peter Suschitzky
  • Archival commentary track with visual effects supervisor Jim Isaac
  • “Crafting (un)Reality” (22 min) – a brand new interview with art director Tamara Deverell on building the worlds of eXistenZ
  • “Frankenstein Syndrome” (9 min) – a brand new interview with make-up effects artist Stephan Dupuis on bringing eXistenZ to life
  • “Sticking with Genius” (10 min) – a brand new interview with producer Robert Lantos
  • “The Art of the Title” (7 min) – a brand new interview with opening title designer Robert Pilichowski
  • “Frame by Frame: The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier” (48 min) – archival featurette
  • Archival Promotional Featurette (7 min)
  • Archival Special Effects Featurette (4 min)
  • Promotional & behind-the-scenes still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Archival EPK interviews with: director David Cronenberg (4 min), actor Jude Law (15 min), actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (2 min), actor Willem Dafoe (7 min) and visual effects supervisor Jim Isaac (28 min)
  • 40-page perfect bound book (exclusive to the Limited Edition Slipcase) with essays by Justin LaLiberty and Jon Dieringer
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

Director David Cronenberg’s (Videodrome, Crash) masterpiece of sci-fi horror for the video game age, eXistenZ stars two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female), and four-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Action-packed from beginning to end, and featuring memorable creature effects designed by Stephan Dupuis (Scanners).

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