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The '80s horror film Scanners comes out on dual-layered DVD in a widescreen anamorphic picture format (with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio) and the following rather limited audio track options: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with subtitles available in Spanish and French. Closed-captioning is also included in this release. However, there are no special or bonus features of any kind included aside from the original theatrical trailers. For a good part (about 20 minutes) of the movie's ...
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The '80s horror film Scanners comes out on dual-layered DVD in a widescreen anamorphic picture format (with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio) and the following rather limited audio track options: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with subtitles available in Spanish and French. Closed-captioning is also included in this release. However, there are no special or bonus features of any kind included aside from the original theatrical trailers. For a good part (about 20 minutes) of the movie's last half, the sound -- which at the Dolby 2.0 Mono level is not of good quality or sharpness to begin with -- is noticeably out of synchronization with the video.
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Special Features

Widescreen 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs; theatrical trailer; English and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono audio tracks; Spanish and French subtitles.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
"Mind blowing" takes on a whole new meaning in director David Cronenberg's infamous cult classic about a group of mutant telepaths known as "scanners." Among them is young derelict Steven Lack, who is recruited by a corporate psychopharmacist Patrick McGoohan to hunt down the head of an evil scanner underground Michael Ironside. Cronenberg gives the film emotional depth by portraying the scanners not as gifted but as afflicted with a mental disorder, cursed to live in a world where the thoughts of others can become a sea of voices inside their heads. The act of scanning itself is shown to be a physically unpleasant process for both parties involved, resulting in nausea, nosebleeds, and, to say the least, really bad headaches. With its cold, almost sterile production design, Scanners creates an effective hi-tech corporate milieu that forms a shocking counterpoint to the film's more sensational material. And while all the performances are effective, including Jennifer O'Neill as a scanner double agent, McGoohan is the standout. His portrayal of a mad scientist with a conscience gives the film its strangely reserved but distinctly human emotional center. But make no mistake: Scanners delivers the gore, particularly in the film's most famous scene, which features the mother of all headaches.
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Perhaps the best and most characteristic film in David Cronenberg's early career, Scanners has a distinctly bizarre premise: telepathic humans bent on world domination use their powers to blow up other people's heads. The director's earlier efforts are often labeled horror films due to their host of grotesqueries -- the exploding head in Scanners is one of his most indelible images -- but they're better thought of as bleak, philosophical science fiction. Scanners is most concerned with the incongruous relationship between the human body and technology, a theme that Cronenberg would continue to explore in nearly every subsequent film, most obviously in works such as The Fly (1986) or Existenz (1999). Scanners was Cronenberg's first film with a modest budget, though the gritty look is very much in keeping with his lower-budget work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • UPC: 027616865496
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Lack Vale
Jennifer O'Neill Kim
Patrick McGoohan Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Z. Dane Keller
Chuck Shamata Gaudi
Michael Ironside Revok
Adam Ludwig Crostic
Victor Desy Dr. Gatineau
Mavor Moore Trevellyan
Robert A. Silverman Pierce
Neil Affleck Medical Student in Hall
Anne Anglin Scanner in Attic
Robert Boyd Hallucinating Guard
Lee Broker Security One
Terry Coady Security 1 Car Passenger
Fred Doederlein Dieter Tautz
Sonny Forbes Killer in Attic
Louis del Grande First Scanner
Dean Hagopian Programmer 2
Nicholas Kilbertus Security 2 Car Passenger
Victor Knight Dr. Frane
Geza Kovacs Killer in Record store
Denis Lacroix Killer in Barn
Jack Messinger Scanner at Door
Steve Michaels Security 1 Car Driver
Lee Murray Programmer 1
Malcolm Nelthorpe Security 2 Car Driver
Anthony Sherwood Scanner in Attic
Alex Stevens Programmer 3
Jerome Tiberghien Killer in Attic
Ken Umland Scanner in Attic
Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director, Screenwriter
Peter Burgess Sound/Sound Designer
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre David Executive Producer
Claude Heroux Producer
Michael Ironside Producer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Jim Kaufman Asst. Director
Brigitte McCaughry Makeup
Henry Pierrig Special Effects
Ronald Sanders Editor
Howard Shore Score Composer
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
Victor Solnicki Executive Producer
Carol Spier Art Director
Chris Walas Special Effects
Delphine White Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Zeller Special Effects
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/An Awful Man [5:10]
2. Agony And Power [5:09]
3. The Wrong Volunteer [4:32]
4. The Scanner Escapes [2:32]
5. Telepathic Curiosities [4:33]
6. The Laws Of Scanning [9:02]
7. Psychic Gymnasium [3:27]
8. Rehabilitation Through Art [3:31]
9. Friends Need Not Apply [8:36]
10. Scanners Anonymous [5:25]
11. On The Run [12:30]
12. Police State Tactics [12:13]
13. Access To Ripe [7:31]
14. Strong Medicine [3:44]
15. Meet The Family [9:16]
16. "It's Me"/Credits [5:39]
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   Play Movie
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         Français
         Español
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    SciFi classic

    "Where gonna do this the scanner way, I'm gonna suck your brain dry!" pretty revolutionary SciFi flick. The movie is overall pretty boring except for the classic scenes with Michael Ironside blowing up a man's head and the great ending. It's ok to watch the movie only once, it's pretty boring... But a SciFi classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It will blow your mind!

    David Cronenberg's Sci-fi horror classic is definitely a must see or must own DVD for fans of both genres, it's even got great special effects for it's time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heads above the rest!

    This film still holds up after all these years. A scary edge of your seat thriller with a mind blowing ending. Ironside also gives his usual great performance. Check this one out but avoid the sequels.

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