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Scanner Darkly, A (DVD)
America in the near future has lost the war against drugs. Paranoia reigns as 2 out of every 10 Americans have been hired by the government to spy on the other 8 in the name of national security and drug enforcement. Enter Fred, a reluctant undercover cop recruited by the government. To maintain his cover, Fred regularly ingests the popular Substance D. The drug has caused Fred to develop a split personality, of which he is unaware; his alter ego is Bob Arctor, a drug dealer. Fred's superiors set up a hidden holographic camera in his home as part of a sting operation to snare Bob. A "scramble suit" that changes his appearance allows Fred to appear on camera as Bob and prevents his colleagues from knowing his true identity. The camera in Fred/Bob's apartment reveals that Bob's friends regularly betray one another for the chance to score more drugs. Even Donna, a young dealer whom Bob/Fred loves, prefers the drug to human contact.]]>
Can't recommend this movie enough. Visually engrossing from the word go, it's hard to look away while it's on. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Heath
I have read everything by Philip K. Dick that I could get my hands on and every time a movie made from one of his stories comes out I have seen it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Barry Memory
Okay...so this one was bizarre from beginning to end. While the cast is a cast that should have been able to pull it off, the story line was just too disjointed.Published 29 days ago by Jazzy 64
A great film, and sure to become a classic regarding socio-political, psychological and philosophical issues and concerns of our day and age. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Ray
Cool movie, but had to watch it with subtitles die to quick and low volume dialogue which I cannot stand.Published 1 month ago by david
I read the book and then promptly watched the film version. This is the best combination of a book and movie that I have ever encountered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MobyM
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|Difference between this one and the first Blu-Ray release||
Actually one of the special features has been dropped from the second (recent) release: One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming A Scanner Darkly (a 26-minute documentary on the making of the movie, which also featured Philip K. Dick archival interviews, as well as interviews with cast and crew).
Sep 24, 2010 by Joen | See all 3 posts
|Two actors for the same man?||
Charles Freck is an entirely seperate character from Fred/Robert Arctor (Keanu Reeves)
Nov 2, 2006 by versionfiv | See all 5 posts
pay no mind that that crazy guy... think he has been taking the substance d too...
Dec 20, 2006 by carnage | See all 2 posts
|How are people posting reviews of a DVD before it comes out?||
what special features... lol.
Dec 20, 2006 by carnage | See all 5 posts
|any1 know if there will be......?||
i hope so. this edition is bare bones to the maxxx. PLEASE WARNER BROTHERS ON THE (deluxe/collectors/whatever other "cool" name you will use to sell your product) CRAM IT SO FULL OF CONTENT THAT IAM SWIMMING IN IT!!!
Dec 20, 2006 by carnage | See all 11 posts
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