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Scanners III: the Takeover

  • 1992
  • Christian Duguay
  • 99 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The second sequel to Scanners, after Scanners II: The New Order, finds Liliana Komorowska experimenting with a new mind-blowing drug. The result is a serious personality change from sweet young thing to psychopathic megalomaniac with an ability to scan through TV airwaves and sway the masses to her ruthless power trip. The only person in her way is brother Steve Parrish who returns from a sojourn in a monastery to give her a piece of his own expanding mind. Although not a patch on the classic David Cronenberg original, Canadian director Christian Duguay handles the more knockabout action with flair and wit (Komorowska's delightfully campy villain helps enormously) and covers the gore bases with everything from exploding fingers to a particularly impressive underwater cranium blast.

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Credits

Cast

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Helena MonetLiliana Komorowska
Joyce StoneValerie Valois
Alexa MonetSteve Parrish
Dr Elton MonetColin Fox
CharlieMichel Perron
Doctor BaumannHarry Hill (1)
GeorgeChristopher MacCabe

Crew

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DirectorChristian Duguay

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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