SCANNERS
1981, Janus Films, 102 min, Canada, Dir: David Cronenberg

One of director David Cronenberg’s most popular films, SCANNERS generated a franchise of sequels and, at the time of its release, pushed the envelope in special effects (who can ever erase the image of "the exploding head"?). Homeless Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) discovers that his terrifying "scanner" abilities to read and manipulate others’ minds stems from a drug called Ephemerol that his mother took before he was born. Shanghaied by Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan), one of the drug’s inventors bent on creating a "good" scanner army, Cameron learns that a rival terrorist organization led by his evil scanner brother, Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside), is aiming at world domination. "Classic Cronenberg" – Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner


DUNE
1984, Universal, 137 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch

The first big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi best-seller stars Kyle MacLachlan as a potential messiah caught between rival factions battling for control of the planet Dune, where the empire’s most valuable substance is mined. The amazing cast includes Max von Sydow, Jose Ferrer, Jürgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart and rocker Sting. Though Lynch distanced himself from the film, the dark undercurrents and occasional bizarre twists for which the director is famous remain.


THE MAZE
1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word that his uncle has died and left him a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands. When Kitty travels with her aunt to the castle, she’s shocked to discover that Gerald has aged and changed his manners; the events that follow in the castle and its hedge maze are even more mysterious. Art director extraordinaire William Cameron Menzies’ (INVADERS FROM MARS, THINGS TO COME) atmospheric horror film is one of the most fascinating 3-D films ever made. Do NOT reveal the surprising climax to your friends! Digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. Scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by 3-D Film Archive.


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