David Cronenberg’s classic SCANNERS (1981) is coming to Blu-ray on April 8, 2013 from Second Sight Films in a highly collectable limited edition steel book. On the same date, its sequels, SCANNERS II: THE NEW ORDER and SCANNERS III: THE TAKEOVER, both arrive into region-free Blu-ray as well.
SCANNERS is written and directed by Cronenberg and starring Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside and Patrick McGoohan. It concerns a scientist who sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. The above image of a scanner’s head exploding is one of the most memorable images from the cult-classic that has been a fan favorite since its release.
Here are a few of the new special feature including:
Â· MY ART KEEPS ME SANE â€“ Interview with star Stephen Lack
Â· THE EYE OF SCANNERS â€“ Interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
Â· THE CHAOS OF SCANNERS â€“ Interview with executive producer Pierre David
Â· EXPLOPING BRAINS & POPPING VEINS â€“ Interview with makeup effects artist Stephen Dupuis
Â· BAD GUY DANE â€“ Interview with actor Lawrence Dane