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posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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Hello, ATS! I found an oldie but goodie that is perfect for this website. I did a search for it and was shocked to find that nobody shared it. This movie is called Scanners. I found it to be a really good movie. There's a bit of gore (a guy's head explodes) and there is even a scene where the main character telepathically "scans" a computer to get information. The computers made me giggle. They're the old wall to wall reel to reel jobs with the huge monitors.

Made in 1981 and starring Stephen Lack and Michael Ironside (among others), Scanners is about a group of people with telepathic abilities (Scanners). One such scanner (played by Stephen Lack) is recruited by a doctor to hunt and eliminate a dangerous scanner (played by Michael Ironside) who is bent on destruction. Will he succeed? Watch and find out.

Here is more on the movie: Scanners
I have to warn you that they screwed up on the plot summary on the page.

Usually I just like to post the whole movie but it wasn't available. Instead, it's in the form of a playlist. At any rate, it's a great movie and there are no ads. Enjoy!

Scanners movie




posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Omg thank you I saw this when I was 6 and it was so scary, but it changed my life. I would literally stare at a cup and try to make it move with just thought after watching that movie lol
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posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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Way back in the day when we bought our first video player/recorder, we went to the local video hire shop, and this film was the very first one we ever watched on it.
Fantastic movie, would love to get it on DVD.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Teeky

You're welcome. I hope that you enjoy it now as much as you did then.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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This link is pretty good. couple popups, have to close the white X in background, but I got it going in about 30 seconds.

www.primewire.ag...



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark
An old favorite, Cronenberg's Films are terrific, try "Crash", "eXistenZ", "The Brood","Videodrome" we actually have a videodrome now...LiveLeak, people snuffed daily on video.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: royspeed

The dvd would be great. I wonder if they show how the exploding head part was done.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Cool! Thank you.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look them up.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: Skid Mark
An old favorite, Cronenberg's Films are terrific, try "Crash", "eXistenZ", "The Brood","Videodrome" we actually have a videodrome now...LiveLeak, people snuffed daily on video.


I gotta check that list. I only watched Videodrome and Scanners and both are great films. Thanks man !

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posted on May, 8 2015 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: royspeed

The dvd would be great. I wonder if they show how the exploding head part was done.

FX artist Dick Smith made a rubber copy of the actor's head, filled it with dog food and rabbit livers.
Then he stood behind it off camera and blasted it with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Best exploding head in the history of cinema.
This is an excellent movie, as are most of Cronenberg's films.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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I got it again recently to watch! lol It scared me a bit too when I was young.
I remember the tv ads about it, and mostly, the movie poster with Michael Ironside ( who realllly scared me then ) kinda catching fire.

And you are right in saying it would fit well here. Since it was filmed in Montreal, I always thought it was inspired by the CIA MK like programs that were made there to control the mind...

I was surprised at the poster, when looking at it again. "There are 4 billion people on Earth..."
We grew a bit since '81!!! :O



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

That is so cool! I love learning behind the scenes tricks like that. Thanks.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: NowanKenubi

I always thought that Michael Ironside was a bit creepy in any movie he was in. There's just something about him.
Yeah, I think it was inspired by an MK Ultra type program.



posted on May, 9 2015 @ 01:51 AM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: skunkape23

That is so cool! I love learning behind the scenes tricks like that. Thanks.

Tom Savini beat him to the punch by 3 years in 'Dawn of the Dead.'
He used oatmeal and food coloring for brains, but other than that, same technique...shotgun blast to a rubber head.
Way better than digital.

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posted on May, 9 2015 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I actually saw that a couple nights ago. Tom Savini is great when it comes to special fx. It's a lot better than cgi.



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