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I knew this would eventually happen. Two very interesting takes on science fiction that explore the psychosis of the characters in thier respective narratives. While I do love how Speilberg created a companion piece to such classics as The Day the Earth Stood Still and 2001: A Space Odeyssey, Videodrome offers a more thought provoking story and a more engauging medatation on media.
Watching both today....one CLEARLY holds up over the other. And it ain't Videodrome...
I didn't particularly like either. Close Encounters was way too long and, ultimately, boring, while Videodrome was really disturbing and felt kind of trivial. I guess I'd rather watch Close Encounters again.
I'll take Videodrome over the boring CEotTK.