Scanners review

This Blu-ray release of Cronenberg's sic-fi classic is so good it'll make your head explode!

Given how poorly David Cronenberg's early films have been treated in the past, watching this HD outing for his 1981 sci-fi Scanners is a real eye-opener. It's hardly the most visually spectacular Blu-ray you'll ever see, but the AVC 1.78:1 1080p encode still exhibits a clarity and wealth of detail in the cinematography without resorting to artificial sharpening tricks. Indeed, the only complaint we have is the complete lack of input from Cronenberg himself in any of the disc's interview-based extra features.

Scanners, Second Sight, Region B BD, £23 Approx