David Cronenberg’s Scanners Sets the Criterion Collection on Fire; Pre-Order Today!

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David Cronenberg's Scanners Sets the Criterion Collection on Fire; Pre-Order Today!At the start of this year, the folks who run The Criterion Collection teased that Scanners would be receiving their prestigious home video treatment this year, and now the box art has been revealed and the discs put up for pre-order.

Read on for all the details, which are sure to make your head explode with excitement!

Set for release on July 15th, Criterion’s release of the flick will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD, with the Blu-ray also including a DVD copy. Both releases will feature brand new, eye-catching cover art, courtesy of artist Connor Willumsen.

Pre-order your copies over on Criterion’s website, and check out full release details below!

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 brain was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

Special Features

  • 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 on the film’s special effects
  • 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
  • Stereo (1969), Cronenberg’s first feature film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman


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