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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    I'm for a remake of Scanners. I know that's a controversial opinion to some.
    Agreed, I think Scanners is a bit rough around the edges and the story is messy. A remake would need a fair budget though, otherwise it'll turn out like those piss-poor sequels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    I'm for a remake of Scanners. I know that's a controversial opinion to some.
    Scanners remade with a tighter script by a director with a good sense of style would be well worthwhile. As much as I love Cronenberg, I’ve always found Scanners to have too many lulls and some bad performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    I'm for a remake of Scanners. I know that's a controversial opinion to some.
    My big problem with SCANNERS is nostalgia, and the lead. But I have to admit, Stephen Lack is a HUGE problem. Every actor trounces the shit out of him, but when Ironside shows up, it's game over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Tolch View Post
    My big problem with SCANNERS is nostalgia, and the lead. But I have to admit, Stephen Lack is a HUGE problem. Every actor trounces the shit out of him, but when Ironside shows up, it's game over.
    Agreed. That and the pacing is very slow. I think a remake would improve upon a lot of things, things done in the (superior) Scanners sequels. Although, I admit it would be difficult to have a remake that remains unique and not just another telepathic/telekinetic movie but with a head explosion. A TV show might actually be a good fit in this case. Every episode has our Scanners fleeing from the government... But then again there's the show Legion which is kind of like that.
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    UK release coming 10/7/19.

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    Shout! Factory announced they're giving this a theatrical run and VOD release on 12/13/19 so I'd suspect a Blu-ray release will follow shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Shout! Factory announced they're giving this a theatrical run and VOD release on 12/13/19 so I'd suspect a Blu-ray release will follow shortly.
    On February 4th.

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    I got a chance to see the remake. Although it is not on the same planet as Cronenberg's original, I was entertained. It has lots of style and is actually well paced. My 2 cents.

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    Watched this over the weekend. The first half was pretty good, very off kilter and cold, sterile vibe. The injuries Rose suffers in the accident are far more gruesome and disturbing (Laura Vandervoort is quite good in the role). Things follow the original fairly closely, with eventual victims turning violent and spreading the disease. The problems I had come up in the latter half of the film, where the film starts to have more in common with something like Carpenter's THE THING or FROM BEYOND. Ridiculously over the top f/x and a couple of cheesy plot twists really took the air out of this for me. Toss in a "twist" ending that is nowhere near the nihilism of Cronenberg's original and I ended up pretty disappointed with this. Pretty awful soundtrack too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
    Watched this over the weekend. The first half was pretty good, very off kilter and cold, sterile vibe. The injuries Rose suffers in the accident are far more gruesome and disturbing (Laura Vandervoort is quite good in the role). Things follow the original fairly closely, with eventual victims turning violent and spreading the disease. The problems I had come up in the latter half of the film, where the film starts to have more in common with something like Carpenter's THE THING or FROM BEYOND. Ridiculously over the top f/x and a couple of cheesy plot twists really took the air out of this for me. Toss in a "twist" ending that is nowhere near the nihilism of Cronenberg's original and I ended up pretty disappointed with this. Pretty awful soundtrack too.
    Well I'm going to find out if I wasted $5 or not on this one. My expectations are quite low for this, if not nil. I may watch The Unearthly or Blood Of Dracula instead.
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