Steve Simels
September 13, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dead Ringers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Genevieve Bujold, Jeremy Irons
genre
Drama

We gave it an A

Jeremy Irons — brilliant as twin gynecologists on a downward spiral into madness — is a one-man special effect in director David Cronenberg’s masterpiece Dead Ringers. This deluxe letterboxed edition lets you savor every chilly minute, along with fascinating bonuses such as the first video appearance of Crimes of the Future, a 1970 featurette in which Cronenberg’s familiar thematic obsessions are already apparent. The auteur himself proves surprisingly droll on a supplemental audio track; amid philosophical ruminations on the metaphor of twinning, he notes that the props from the movie’s clinic set are now in his house because he’s ”not very good at buying furniture.” A

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