Scanners: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1981) / Region 1
Scanners: The Criterion Collection

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Scanners: The Criterion Collection

With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary - and frighteningly destructive - telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other "scanners" have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director's breakout hit in the United States.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 11 2014
  • Production Year 1981
  • Empire SKU 1701830
  • UPC Code 715515120012
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


The "Scanners" Way, a new documentary on the film's special effects, featuring interviews with Cronenberg's collaborators
"Mental Saboteur", a 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
Trailer and radio spots
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kim Newman


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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