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DVD Review - Scanners: The Complete Collection

Scanners: The Complete Collection DVD Box Set

Scanners, 1981.

Directed by David Cronenberg.

Starring Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane and Charles Shamata.

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
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Scanners III: The Takeover Blu-ray Review

Director: Christian Duguay

Starring: Liliana Komorowska, Steve Parrish, Valerie Valois, Colin Fox, Daniel Pilon, Peter Wight,

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Scanners II: The New Order was a nice little surprise, so surely this third instalment released the same year, with the same director and writer, would be another interesting take on the telekinetic warriors known as Scanners? You’d be wrong to think that. Scanners III: The Takeover is an appalling end to the trilogy, and one where it would be giving the film too much credit to even suggest that the hilarity one experiences whilst watching, is in anyway intentional.

It appears Duguay and writer B.J. Nelson put all their effort into Part II, because some of this film is simply inconceivable. You know you’re on to a loser when the opening crawl (an unnecessary opening crawl) claims some of the key events in the mythology took place in the 1940s,
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Nicolas Cage to Take Over for Kirk Cameron in the Left Behind Reboot!

Nicolas Cage to Take Over for Kirk Cameron in the Left Behind Reboot!
What do Civil War vampire Nicolas Cage and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron have in common? Well, if things work out, they will have both played Cameron "Buck" Williams in the Left Behind series.

Nicolas Cage is eyeing the lead in a big screen remake of this Christian-themed end of the world thriller from writers Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. This will be the first theatrical feature from faith-oriented production company Stoney Lake Entertainment.

With a projected budget of $15 million, this reboot of the series will shoot in early spring with a projected release date of Fall 2013. Samuel Goldwyn Films is releasing the film theatrically.

The story will follow a group of survivors who are left behind after the biblical rapture. The original trilogy became the highest grossing Christian-themed franchise ever produced.

Expect Eric Roberts and Jeffrey Dean Morgan to sign on in the very near future, and lets pray
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Left Behind Franchise Returns to the Big Screen

Left Behind Franchise Returns to the Big Screen
Cloud Ten Pictures is looking to resurrect its faith-based franchise Left Behind for a new theatrical feature. Paul Lalonde, who wrote the original Left Behind in 2001, and John Patus, who wrote the last entry in the franchise, Left Behind: World at War, have written the screenplay. The studio will shop the script to buyers at the American Film Market this week.

It is said this new Left Behind movie will center on the Rapture, and will be structured like a classic disaster movie. The story focuses on the survivors after the first few hours of the Rapture. Cloud Ten Pictures is eyeing a budget of $15 million, which would make it one of the most ambitious faith-based projects ever. The studio is currently seeking a director.

The original Left Behind was adapted from the novel series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Kirk Cameron
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