Agree. I love Cronenberg's earlier films: Scanners, Videodrome (also '83 if memory serves correct?), The Brood. Great stuff. He lost me a little bit at Dead Ringers. That's not his fault, it's mine. When I watched it I was younger and expecting the crazy body horror stuff that he was known for at that time. Instead I got this psychological thriller/drama that I wasn't ready for. I think it needs a re-watch. I do recall that Jeremy Irons is terrific in the film - go figure. What isn't Jeremy Irons terrific in?