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Videodrome is a 1983 film directed by David Cronenberg. The film's story begins by showing the daily grind of Max Renn (James Woods), the president of CIVIC-TV (Channel 83, Cable 12), a sleazy local UHF TV station, on his never-ending search for new material to titillate his viewers. The station's pirate satellite dish picks up transmissions of a sadistic, plotless program called Videodrome that depicts only torture and murder in a bright orange room: snuff TV. He encounters Professor Brian O'Blivion (Jack Creley) (a character loosely parodying Marshall McLuhan) on a chat show, who communicates only through video recordings of himself. Renn asks a colleague to find out more about Videodrome, and is told that O'Blivion is behind the program. He visits the "Cathode Ray Mission", run by O'Blivion, and meets O'Blivion's daughter Bianca, who tells him that her father died 11 months ago. He is later sent a tape by O'Blivion, who warns Renn of a political or social force called only ...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Videodrome. You should replace/update it...