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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by Katatonia, Aug 21, 2012.
Coming to the UK:
There will be cool if they're region free
There's five Scanners films...
Will definitely get the Scanners BD if it's remastered, the German Blu-ray I have was quite disappointing quality wise.
Don't think I've watched The Brood since a VHS copy in the early 90's so will probably pick that up too.
Wonder if this is a sign that these could finally come out on BD in the States? (hint hint, Scream Factory)
Three Scanners films and two spin-offs (Scanner Cop series). While they might have related characters, they aren't in the sense true sequels.
Will definitely be picking up both The Brood and the Scanners Trilogy on Blu.
I'm probably in the minority but I thought the quality wasn't too shabby. I own movies on blu-ray that look much worse.
I remember reading about Scanners II in Fangoria back in the day. The producer or Director promised three versions: a gore free version for TV, an R-Rated version and a over-the-top gory version for the Asian market. I'm guessing the extra-gory version never happened? Either way, I might grab those Scanners blus.
Only really want an SE of thr first scanners. Is way overdue.
Scanners BluRay coming soon to Australia also 6th February
Special Features - INSIDE SCAN: SCANNERS - AN INSIDE LOOK WITH HORROR JOURNALIST ALAN JONES - 8 MINS
THE DIRECTORS: THE FILMS OF DAVID CRONENBERG - 59 MINS
SCANNERS Blu-ray Steelbook coming March 2013....
Scanners 2 and 3 are also going to be released individually in standard packaging on the same day.
The releases will be Region Free, details of bonus features to be announced this week.
Why couldn't they just release all 3 in the steelbook as a collectors edition then ? :bs:
Because alot of people only want the first one and steelbooks cost alot to produce.
I was under the impression this is the way it was going to be. I think not including the sequels with the original is a mistake and will backfire badly for Second Sight. With the rumored Criterion release for Scanners, many people (especially in region 1) will want to grab that version and if anybody wants the sequels they'll go with Shout's edition. But I don't think anyone is going to buy ALL the upcoming releases from all the different labels. I would've chosen Second Sight's Scanners trilogy Blu, even over the Criterion, but now I know what I'm NOT buying. Thanks for making it easier
If Criterion is confirmed some time before this steelbook release, then Criterion will get my money. I don't care much for the sequels at all, so if there is no Criterion, I'll get this steelbook for sure.
This decision seems stupid to me. They should have released the trilogy in the steelbook (like Basket Case) and the single discs in regular keep cases. I am sure many will go for Criterion + the sequels from Shout instead of 3 single discs by Second Sight. A trilogy steel would have been their plus in contrast to the US releases.
I sure hope The Brood gets a USA release.
In the end, the US release is also gonna be 3 single discs.
I believe it all comes down to the extras.
There's no way Shout's going to do separate Scanners DVDs - it'll be a double feature. Or even a triple feature if they can cram one more movie with similar appeal. I think Second Sight might be the winner in the extras dept. - Criterion's been a little stingy in that area lately.
Plus, from what we know, the UK is getting Blu-rays of II and III while the US is getting DVDs of those two.
Here's a review of the Australian SCANNERS blu from Umbrella; I'm still holding out for the Criterion and Shout discs.