David Cronenberg

Scanners

Scanners

With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

Film Info

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The “Scanners” Way, a new documentary by Michael Lennick on the film’s special effects, featuring interviews with Cronenberg’s collaborators
  • Mental Saboteur, a new interview with actor Michael Ironside
  • The Ephemerol Diaries, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack
  • Excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC’s The Bob McLean Show
  • New, restored 2K digital transfer of Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Kim Newman

New cover by Connor Willumsen

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The “Scanners” Way, a new documentary by Michael Lennick on the film’s special effects, featuring interviews with Cronenberg’s collaborators
  • Mental Saboteur, a new interview with actor Michael Ironside
  • The Ephemerol Diaries, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack
  • Excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC’s The Bob McLean Show
  • New, restored 2K digital transfer of Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Kim Newman

New cover by Connor Willumsen

Scanners
Cast
Jennifer O’Neill
Kim Obrist
Stephen Lack
Cameron Vale
Patrick McGoohan
Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Dane
Braedon Keller
Michael Ironside
Darryl Revok
Robert Silverman
Benjamin Pierce
Louis Del Grande
First Scanner
Credits
Director
David Cronenberg
Written by
David Cronenberg
Produced by
Claude Héroux
Executive producers
Victor Solnicki
Executive producers
Pierre David
Director of photography
Mark Irwin
Music
Howard Shore
Editor
Ronald Sanders
Art director
Carol Spier
Special effects
Gary Zeller
Micro effects
Dennis Pike
Consultant for special makeup effects
Dick Smith

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