In writer/director David Cronenberg's unforgettable sci-fi thriller, "scanners" are super-powerful mutants who can read your mind or set your body on fire. When one man (Stephen Lack) with these powers is recruited by a scientist (Patrick McGoohan) determined to quash a conspiracy to take over the world led by the most powerful scanner (Michael Ironside) alive, the stage is set for some (literally) mind-blowing showdowns. Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane co-star. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailer; more. Also includes the film "Stereo" (1969). Three-disc set.
Scanners Are Blessed and Cursed with Extraordinary Psychic Powers That Allow Them to Manipulate and Sense the Functions in the Bodies of Others. This Power Is Involuntary in Nature, Causing Serious Problems for Those Gifted with It. The Opportunistic Defense Firm Consec Has Initiated a Project to Enlist As Many of the World's 237 Scanners As Possible and Manipulate Them for Consec's Own Ends. One Particularly Powerful Scanner, Darryl Revok, Is Unwilling to Give in to Consec's Advances and Intends to Start a War Against Them. In Response, Consec Earns the Trust of Another Extremely Powerful Scanner Named Cameron Vale By Medicating Him to Suppress the External Voices in Head, After Which They Set Him on a Collision Course with Revok to Stop His Revolution.