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Scanners Steelbook Blu-ray Review

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Like a proto-cinematic take on Stan Lee's X-Men, David Cronenberg explored the potential of mutated outsiders with freakish super-powers fighting to gain acceptance in a society that fears and shuns them, and the nefarious attitude that big and nasty organisations would have in recruiting and exploiting such individuals for their own nefarious aims. When it becomes clear that one faction of these so-called "Scanners" have turned to an extremist leader, a telepathic war threatens to deconstruct civilisation as we know it in order to create a new world order.

Cronenberg had already carved a uniquely clinical strain of body horror with Shivers, Rabid and The Brood - what with their potent sexualised angst and hyper violence – but he would gain that first nebulous rung of the intellectual ladder with Scanners, and create a genre highpoint that would...

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Whitley Lad

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Another fine review Chris. I take it this is a marked improvement on the German release?


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Bugger me looks like more money to spend this does have a certain place in my heart though as it was the first video I ever watched on our old top loader.


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Excellent review Chris ... Really enjoyed reading your passion for the film. Watched it last night. haven't seen it for years. I couldn't remember the end, so it was nice to see it play out. As for the blu it looks outstanding... Very impressed. As you say in your review, this stands up so well even with the time that's passed. Recommended!

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