Crash 1996
In this bracing adaptation of J.G. Ballard's pathologically phantasmagorical novel, television producer James Ballard (James Spader) and his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger), light the gloom of their empty relationship with frank accounts of their extramarital conquests. They're desperately in need of a new thrill.

Their lives are transformed when James is involved in a car accident that leaves him bruised and broken and the male passenger in the other car dead. But the other, surviving driver, Dr. Helen Remington (Holly Hunter), gets all revved up over this horrible collision. After leaving the hospital, James and Helen climb into his mangled car and discover a new kind of auto-eroticism.

Suddenly, a whole world is opened for James and the sexually experimental Catherine: a subculture of car-crash survivors who seek to reexperience the mortality they so narrowly escaped by purposefully getting into more accidents and having sexual liaisons with fellow survivors...

Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Rosanna Arquette, Peter MacNeill
Country: Canada
Genre: Drama

David Cronenberg's Crash (1996) Turbine
BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:39:49 | 46.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, German
Subtitles: English, German

-- "Crash-Talk" interview with actor Viggo Mortensen and director David Cronenberg at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (52:15) [1080i/60]
-- "Cronenberg Challenge" interview with cinematographer Peter Suschitzky (20:01)
-- "Mechanical Animals" interview with director Jeremy Thomas (17:05)
-- "The Shore Thing" interview with composer Howard Shore (23:22)
-- "License to Drive" interview with casting director Deirdre Bowen (27:12)
Behind the Scenes featurette (11:28) [SD]
Interviews from 1996 [SD]:
-- David Cronenberg (director) (6:20)
-- J.G. Ballard (author) (2:44)
-- James Spader (4:36)
-- Holly Hunter (3:26)
-- Deborah Kara Unger (5:05)
-- Elias Koteas (2:33)
Short Films by David Cronenberg:
-- "The Nest" [2013] (9:36) [1080i/60]
-- "Camera" [2000] (6:44)
-- "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World" [2007] (3:58)
-- Original Trailer (1:30)
-- Original Trailer NC-17 (1:59) [SD]
-- German Trailer (1:30)

David Cronenberg's Crash (1996) Criterion Collection
BD50, 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:40:02 | 44.9 Gb + 12.6 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Commentary - this archival audio commentary was recorded by David Cronenberg in 1997. It appeared on Criterion's LD release of Crash.

Press Kit Footage - presented here is an archival press kit for Crash that was prepared by New Line Cinema. Included in it are clips from interviews with cast and crew members and writer J.G. Ballard, as well as raw footage from the shooting of the film. In English, not subtitled. (9 min, 1080i).

Cannes Press Conference - presented here is a filmed version of the press conference that was held at the 1996 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, where after much criticism Crash won the Special Jury Prize. David Cronenberg, producers Jeremy Thomas and Robert Lantos, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, and J.G. Ballard are in attendance. In English, not subtitled. (38 min, 1080i).

Ballard and Cronenberg - presented here is footage from a filmed lecture featuring David Cronenberg and J. G. Ballard that was held at the British Film Institute in 1996. The bulk of the material addresses the novel that inspired Crash, the film's tone and atmosphere, and its reception. In English, not subtitled. (102 min, 1080i).

Trailers - two vintage trailers for Crash.