"David Cronenberg's underrated second film continues to develop his theme of body manipulation." – Combustible Celluloid
With Rabid, acclaimed director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) delivers a high-tension thriller filled with "zombified sluts and shock moments… an irresistible combination that Cronenberg handles well" (Almar Haflidason, BBC)!
After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty.
Follow the lovely but deadly Rose through her terrifying ordeal as victim by victim, the spreading circle of casualties grows... until no one can escape their grisly fate of becoming... Rabid.
Why We Love It
"Rabid reveals Cronenberg's perverse fascination with an ingenious combination of sex, death, and bodily fluids. In the graded area of video, Shout! Factory's newly minted digital intermediate print greatly surpasses Arrow Video's dated transfer…On the whole, I think that the Shout! has the best overall package and it comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." – Dr. Stephen Larson, Blu-Ray
"With their restoration work and the amount of bonus features included, Scream Factory’s edition is the definitive version of the movie and worth picking up for any fan of one of the greatest horror directors of all-time." – Patrick Bromley, The Daily Dead
"Scream Factory's Blu-ray of David Cronenberg's Rabid is wonderful, the new 2K transfer from the original negative is the best looking version of the movie I have seen and if you're region-locked or just want the one release with the best A/V presentation then this is the one to own." – Ken Kastenhuber, McBastard’s Mausoleum
"The Shout! Factory Blu-ray produces a fine presentation - and extensive extras. There is a ton of value here for the price - even if you are only a middling Cronenberg fan. This may fully convert you. We give this a very strong recommendation! Great job Shout! Factory!" – Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver
- NEW 2K Scan From The Negative At Director David Cronenberg’s Preferred Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
- NEW Audio Interview With Author Jill C. Nelson (Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women Of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985) And Marilyn Chambers' Personal Appearances Manager Ken Leicht
- NEW Young And Rabid – An Interview With Actress Susan Roman
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director David Cronenberg
- Audio Commentary With William Beard, Author Of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema Of David Cronenberg
- Archival Interview With David Cronenberg
- Interview With Executive Producer Ivan Reitman
- Interview With Co-producer Don Carmody
- From Stereo To Video – A Video Essay By Caelum Vatnsdal, Author Of They Came From Within: A History Of Canadian Horror Cinema
- Original Theatrical Trailer And TV Spot
- Radio Spots (U.S. And U.K.)
- Still Gallery
Rabid [Collector's Edition]