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    Umbrella Entertainment Releasing The Brood & Scanners On Blu-ray!

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    Welcome to David Cronenberg's dark, futuristic world of SCANNERS, a mind-bending blend of horror and sci-fi, where a race of mutant humans, gifted from birth with telepathic powers, wreak havoc on an unsuspecting public.

    Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside, Total Recall) is a rogue 'scanner' of unparalleled power with an insatiable thirst for control. Leader of an underground association, Revok wages war against the 'normals' to claim his prize of world domination - his telekinesis a passive-aggressive weapon of the most dangerous and deadly kind.

    Self-induced 'empath' Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack, Dead Ringers) is on the verge of insanity, struggling to cope with the powers that define his existence. With his propinquity to the subject, Vale is recruited by Dr Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan, Danger Man) and tasked to track Revok down before any more damage is done.

    With the uncanny ability to read minds and lock into the human nervous system, Revok sets out to prove himself a formidable exponent - literally blowing people's minds in the process.

    Product Details:
    Rating: R
    Region Code: 4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray
    Subtitles: None
    Language: English
    Running Time: 103
    Format: 1080P
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Audio Format: 5.1 DTS-HD MA
    Colour Format: COLOUR
    Catalogue Number: DAVID2730
    Product Weight:

    -INSIDE SCAN: SCANNERS - AN INSIDE LOOK WITH HORROR JOURNALIST ALAN JONES - 8 MINS
    -THE DIRECTORS: THE FILMS OF DAVID CRONENBERG - 59 MINS
    -TRAILER
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    A dark design from the mind of David Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly, Eastern Promises), internationally acclaimed exponent of psychological horror, The Brood is a chillingly twisted masterpiece of visceral intensity, considered by many as one of the scariest and terrifying films of all time.

    Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed, Gladiator) experiments with "Psychoplasmics", a radical therapy designed to release pent-up emotions in his patients. He keeps his best and brightest patient, ex-wife Nola (Samantha Eggar, Doctor Dolittle), in isolation. But as she successfully vents her rage and expels her demons during the sessions a series of brutal murders occur outside the institute.

    What is the connection between Raglan's methods and these monstrous killings? The answer will unleash a whole new breed of terror!

    Presented totally uncut, this shocking thriller, considered one of Cronenberg's most compelling and unsettling works, explores the inner-monster and how misdirected rage can literally take on a life of its own.

    UNCUT VERSION

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    Region Code: 4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray
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    Format: 1080p High Definition
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Audio Format: 2.0
    Colour Format: COLOUR
    Catalogue Number: DAVID2744
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    -THE DIRECTORS: THE FILMS OF DAVID CRONENBERG - 59 MINS - TBC
    -TRAILER
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    They're also releasing Scanners II and III but those are DVD only.
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    Pretty positive review for The Brood here. Screen caps look good.
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    Yes, I've been keeping my eye on that release of THE BROOD and it seems to be a worthwile purchase. It's quite pricey, but I'll probably end up buying it when I get paid - unless Second Sight pull their finger out and announce a release date for their release.
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    I'm hoping Second Sight of Scream Factory will do just that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    I'm hoping Second Sight of Scream Factory will do just that....
    There's been some speculation that since Janus films bought the rights to The Brood and Scanners that we may be seeing releases from Criterion...

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    Well, it's for sure coming from Second Sight (or as sure as any DVD can be before it's actually in our hands), because they have it on their website as coming soon. No juicy details about extras yet or anything, though.

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    Ah, nice. I knew Criterion were doing Scanners (which is why I'm not bothering with an import) but didn't realize there was speculation about The Brood as well. And if Second Sight are for sure doing it, which as Wernski points out seems likely, then I can be patient.
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    I thought I posted a link to an article about a Janus employee that mentions she was watching a recent acquisition, THE BROOD, on an airplane in the Criterion thread. Maybe I didn't.

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