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The Addiction

The Addiction

Lili Taylor
Director: Abel Ferrara Cast: Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
, Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
, Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra
Abel Ferrara
The Addiction

The Addiction

Lili Taylor
Director: Abel Ferrara Cast: Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
, Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
, Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra
Abel Ferrara


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Director Abel Ferrara applies his eccentric vision to the vampire genre with this cerebral "Art" film about graduate philosophy student Kathleen Conklin (Lili Taylor), who is bitten by an aggressive female vampire (Annabella Sciorra) and soon spirals into a nightmarish world of blood addiction and existential angst. Driven by her merciless condition, she attacks several of her pretentious friends and classmates (even her professor) and mainlines their blood like heroin. Just as she becomes more bold in seeking prey on the streets of New York, she is waylaid by a potential victim -- actually a sophisticated vampire himself named Peina (Christopher Walken), who chooses to control his own blood addiction through fasting and meditation. Seeming to regain her self-control, she eventually completes her graduate thesis (helped by a bit of vampire nepotism) and holds a party to celebrate, inviting the entire faculty as well as members of her new "family" to join in the festivities. Although the parallels to heroin addiction are in plain view, this is also a study in the essential evil of humankind -- a theme evident in much of Ferrara's work.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2018
UPC: 0760137133889
Original Release: 1995
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 18,169

Special Features

Audio commentary by Abel Ferrara, moderated by critic and biographer Brad Stevens Talking with the Vampires, a new documentary about the film made by Ferrara especially for this release, featuring actors Christopher Walken and Lili Taylor, composer Joe Delia, Ken Kelsch and Ferrara himself New interview with Abel Ferrara New appreciation by Brad Stevens Abel Ferrara Edits The Addiction, an archival piece from the time of production Original trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lili Taylor Kathleen Conklin
Christopher Walken Peina
Annabella Sciorra Casanova
Edie Falco Jean
Paul Calderon The Professor
Fredro Starr Black
Jamel "Redrum" Simmons Black's Friend
Kathryn Erbe Anthropology Student
Michael Imperioli Missionary
Leroy Johnson Homeless Victim
Fred Williams Homeless Victim
Frank Aquilino Delivery Man
Nicholas de Cegli Cabby
Chuck Jeffreys Bartender
Nancy Ellen Anzalone Dress Victim
Heather Bracken nurse
Christian Campanella Featured Victim
Lisa Casillo Mary
Robert W. Castle Priest/Narrator
Avron Coleman Cellist
Eddie Conna Waiter
Michael Fella Cop
Anthony Giangrando Featured Victim
Mary Ann Hannon Featured Victim
Jay Julien Dean
Louis A. Katz Doctor
John Vincent McEvily Featured Victim
Susan Mitchell Featured Victim
Bianca Pratt Featured Victim
Kevin Scullin Featured Victim

Technical Credits
Abel Ferrara Director
Sara Baldoechi Set Decoration/Design
Antony Blinken Associate Producer
Hector Cordero Sound Editor
Beth Curtis Art Director
Joe Delia Score Composer
Melinda Eschelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Melinda Eshelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Randy Fletcher Asst. Director
Dean Garvin Asst. Director
Denis Hann Producer
Marla Hansen Associate Producer
Marla Hanson Associate Producer
Preston Holmes Executive Producer
Meredith Jacobson Casting
Ray Karpicki Sound Editor
Ken Kelsch Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Evan Labb Asst. Director
Charles Lagola Production Designer
Robert Larrea Sound Mixer
Mayin Lo Editor
John P. McIntyre Consultant/advisor
Amanda Pratt Costumes/Costume Designer
Bianca Pratt Costumes/Costume Designer
Anthony Redman Consultant/advisor
Patricia Regan Makeup
Russell Simmons Executive Producer
Nicholas St. John Screenwriter
Fernando Sulichin Producer
Robert Tax Musical Direction/Supervision
Glen Trotiner Asst. Director

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