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The Addiction

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Genres: Horror
Starring: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra
Director: Abel Ferrara
Plot Sypnosis:

The mid-nineties were a fertile period for the vampire movie. Big-name stars such as Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy flocked to genre, as did high-caliber filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, veterans Wes Craven and John Landis, independents Michael Almereyda and Jeffrey Arsenault, and up-and-comers Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro. Amid the fangs and crucifixes, Abel Ferrara reunited with his King of New York star Christopher Walken for The Addiction, a distinctly personal take on creatures of the night.

Philosophy student Kathleen (Lili Taylor, The Conjuring) is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn t any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood...

Having made a big-budget foray into science fiction two years earlier with Body Snatchers, Ferrara s approach to the vampire movie is in a lower key. Shot on the streets of New York, like so many of his major works including The Driller Killer, Ms. 45 and Bad Lieutenant¬ ¬ and beautifully filmed in black and white, The Addiction sees the filmmaker on his own terms and at his very best: raw, shocking, intense, intelligent, masterful.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1995
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 82
Specs: New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Abel Ferrara and director of photography Ken Kelsch
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH
Special Features: FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing on the film by critic Michael Ewins