David Cronenberg's 1981 horror film Scanners
is a darkly paranoid story of a homeless man (Stephen Lack) mistakenly believed to be insane, when in fact he can't turn off the sound of other people's thoughts in his telepathic mind. Helped by a doctor (Patrick McGoohan) and enlisted in a programme of "scanners"--telepaths who also can will heads to explode--he becomes involved in a battle against nefarious forces. A number of critics consider this to be Cronenberg's first great film, and indeed it has a serious vision of destiny that rivals some of the important German expressionist works from the silent cinema. Lack is very good as the odd hero, and McGoohan is effectively eccentric and chilly as the scientist who saves him from the street, only to thrust him into a terrible struggle. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
David Cronenberg's Scanners is one of cinema's great horror films and features one of the genre's most iconic scenes.
Drifter Cameron Vale is plagues by incessant voices in his head unaware that he is a Scanner, a group of people with extraordinary powers who can not only read minds but literally tear them apart. He is discovered by Dr Paul Ruth, a scientist aiming to help his kind adapt to society. However, an underground movement of Scanners led by the psychotic Derryl Revok has other intentions and the ultimate confrontation of minds awaits.
ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC HORROR FILMS OF THE 80'S COMES TO BLU-RAY IN A HIGHLY COLLECTABLE LIMITED EDITION STEEL BOOK David Cronenberg's Scanners is one of cinema's great horror films and deatures one of the genres most iconic scenes.
Drifter Cameron Vale is plagued by incessant voices in his head unaware he is a Scanner, a group of people with extraordinary powers who can not only read minds but literally tear them apart. He is discovered by Dr Paul Ruth, a scientist aiming to help his kind adaprt to society. However an underground movement of Scanners led by psychotic Darryl Revok have other intentions and the ultimate confontation of minds awaits.
DIRECTED BY DAVID CRONENBERG (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, THE FLY)
PACKED WITH NEW BONUS FEATURES:
My Art Keeps Me Sane - Interview with Star Stephen Lack
The Eye of Scanners - Interview with Cinematographer Mark Irwin
The Chaos of Scanners - Interview with Executive Producer Pierre David
Exploding Brains & Popping Veins -
Interview with Makeup Effects Artist Stephen Dupuis
Bad Guy Dane - Interview with Actor Lawrence Dane