1981 Scanners

David Cronenberg has been writing, directing, producing, editing,  along with other jobs since the sixties and still continues to write and direct.  “Scanners” is still high on my list of 80’s movies.  We already know the storyline, but here it is. “Scanners” is about a scientist that sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.


In addition to “Scanners” during the late 70’s and 80’s, David brought us several other classics.


They Came from Within – 1975



Rabid – 1977



The Brood – 1979



Videodrome – 1983



The Dead Zone – 1983



The Fly – 1986



Why bring up Scanners now, because awhile back Second Sight Films announced that Scanners Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook would be available the end of 2012 or early 2013.  This February they announced on their Facebook page that they needed a couple extra weeks to finalize things and now the official date will be April 8th, 2013.  For more information visit Second Sight Films website and Facebook page.




Finally, check out this 1981 David Cronenberg interview with Fantastic Films that is on David’s website:


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