David Cronenberg’s Scanners is perhaps not only one of the best sci-fi/horror flicks, but manages to throw in some alarming social satire along with top notch, gory special effects. It’s a film that begs the question why hasn’t it been remastered and put on Blu-ray? Well, finally, it was announced that Scanners will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection on July 15th! And as you can see from the specs below, the film is going to look beautiful and packed with enough special features to make your head explode. And check out the official artwork!
- 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
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim NewmanNew cover by Connor Willumsen