'Scanners II / Scanners III' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon May 13, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Two sequels to David Cronenberg's 1981 sci-fi thriller will be getting a double feature Blu-ray release later in the year.

In an early announcement to retailers, Scream Factory will be releasing 'Scanners II / Scanners III' on Blu-ray in 2013.

'Scanners II' - When a corrupt police commander (Yvan Ponton) decides to use the scanners to help take over the city, he convinces evil scientist Dr Morse (Tom Butler) to help him. Morse has plans to use a new mind-controlling drug on the telepaths, but has not reckoned with a rogue scanner who is determined to stop them.

'Scanners III' - Young Helena Monet (Liliana Komorowska) has exceptional telepathic abilities, but when she tries an experimental drug developed by her father she turns into a deranged killer, using her abilities to cut a murderous swathe to the top of her father's pharmaceutical company. On her quest to dominate the world, Helena takes over a television station, and the only man who can stop her is her scanner brother Alex, recently returned from honing his skills in a Thai monastery.

Note that the original 'Scanners' is rumored to be coming courtesy of the Criterion Collection in 2013.

Specs, supplements, suggested list price, and a release date haven't been revealed yet.

You can find the latest specs for 'Scanners II / Scanners III' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.

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Scanners II / Scanners III (Blu-ray)
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