A hero game pod controller from David Cronenberg’s 1999 sci-fi thriller eXistenZ. The film won several awards including a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film festival for Cronenberg, Best Achievement in Editing at the Genie Awards for Ronald Sanders and a Silver Scream for Cronenberg at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival.
Rival game companies Antenna Research and Cortical Systematics compete with each other and "realists" who fight to prevent reality becoming warped. Game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) must play her new virtual reality game eXistenZ with marketing trainee Ted Pikul (Jude Law) to see whether it has been tampered with – all while on the run from assassins.
Game pods attached via UmbyCord to surgically implanted bio-ports in players’ spines. Geller and Pikul used game pods in numerous scenes throughout the film. This hero model was used during sequences involving the principal characters.
Made from soft flesh-coloured silicone, the game controller has been styled to have an organic appearance, with distinctive ridges, folds and nodules. It houses electronic components and animatronic parts that allowed its surface to move during the film. The UmbyCord is included, consisting of an electrical cable covered in soft silicone and convincingly styled to resemble an fleshy, veiny umbilical cord. This cord would have run from the game controller to a computer control box used by the SFX team.
The game controller is presented on an angled acrylic display plinth, with the UmbyCord coiled around the base. This in turn is housed within a cylindrical clear acrylic display case. The controller shows some tears from considerable production use, as well as signs of repair to this delicate item. The UmbyCord displays wear and marking from use during production, but remains undamaged. Overall, the piece is in good condition.
Materials: Ferrous Metals, Silicone, Plastic.
This item contains electronic components. While every effort is made to describe them accurately, no guarantee or warranty is made as to functionality, lifespan or safety of those components. It is entirely incumbent on the new owner to satisfy themselves as to their safe use and maintenance.
Item size - 11.81" x 11.81" x 13.39" (30cm x 30cm x 34cm)
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