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Scanners II: The New Order (1991) Directed By: Christian Duguay Starring: David Hewlett, Deborah Raffin, Yvan Ponton Rated: R/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2 Available from Scream Factory Good and evil scanners combating when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. One scanner escapes from a menta… »
Scream Factory will be releasing Scanners II and III as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and they’ve given us a look at the official cover art. The movies are due out this fall, but bonus features and a specific release date have not yet been announced. For those unfamiliar with the sequels to David Cronenberg’s cult classic, Scanners II: The New Order was a direct to video title released in 1991 and was directed by Christian Duguay:
“A story of control … over minds and soceity. Apower hungry police official dreams of creating a crime free society through mind control, in this sequel to David Cronenberg’s hit sci-fi thriller that features superb special effects. Veterinary student David Kellum (David Hewlett) has no idea he’s a scanner – one who can read minds and control the actions of others. When he suddenly discovers his unique abilities whild foiling a holdup, »
- Jonathan James
Scanners: The Complete Collection DVD Box Set
Directed by David Cronenberg.
Scanners, for those who have not seen it - which was me - is a horror film which plays like a thriller, making for an interesting angle. The film wasn't for me I must admit, but that doesn't mean my view of it is a negative one.
Watching with fresh eyes over 30 years after it was released, the film looked old. Very old. The plot centers around a revolution taking place: 'Scanners' - human beings with a mutation who have telepathic abilities - are being lead by a man named Revek, played by Michael Ironside, and fighting back against those who wish to use them for their own means. As I mentioned, Scanners has elements of a thriller and so the plot moves »
- Flickering Myth
Director: Christian Duguay
Running Time: 104 Minutes
In Scanners II: The New Order we join the world established in David Cronenberg’s original, a few years down the line which hasn’t changed much at all. We begin our journey with a jump into a very 1990s arcade setting, where unbalanced Scanner Drak (Trujillo) uses his telekinetic skills to control a video game. The bright lights and techno sounds that fill the arcade are a perfect setting to demonstrate to the audience just how hectic and confusing the mind of a Scanner must be.
Drak is soon taken to a facility lead by John Forrester (Ponton), a cop with huge ambitions. Drak may be willing to execute some of Forrester’s nastier wishes, but Forrester also needs somebody he can rely on. Enter David Kellum »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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