David Cronenberg may be considering retiring from filmmaking in order to focus on his literary pursuits, but the reluctant financiers who’ve made it hard for him to continue making difficult art will never be able to take away the likes of “Videodrome” and “Eastern Promises.” The filmmaker has collaborated with Howard Shore more than a dozen times, a partnership being celebrated by Howe Records and Mondo’s upcoming vinyl releases of “Naked Lunch,” “Dead Ringers” and “Crash.”
The artwork for all three has already been released, and it’s characteristically eye-catching. Much of Cronenberg’s work melds genre pulpiness with a uniquely cerebral sensibiliy that’s proven enormously influential over the last several decades. “Naked Lunch” will be released tomorrow, May 25, with “Dead Ringers” and “Crash” following in June and July, respectively. Rich Kelly designed the covers for “Naked Lunch” and “Crash,” while Randy Ortiz is responsible for “Dead Ringers.”
These three releases follow Mondo’s releases of “Scanners” and “The Brood,” two other Cronenberg/Shore collaborations. Avail yourself of the “Dead Ringers” and “Naked Lunch” covers below.
For more from the master of body horror, watch the trailer for “Maps to the Stars”: