A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his operation.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2010
Edition: Blu-ray ed.
ISBN: 9781419898563
1419898566
Call Number: BLU F SCAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Franln Sep 01, 2017

Visually cool & a great cast but a very complicated story & hard to follow at times.

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raymind
Jun 28, 2017

DVD was scratched - it played a few minutes and tanked.

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LittleNoName
Oct 04, 2016

Although I find this type of filming nauseating I watched it to the end, which I thought was very clever.

mollyblack Oct 13, 2015

This movie is based on the science fiction book of the same name, written by PK Dick. It's a movie about the loss of self due to drugs, and is excellently rendered utilising rotoscoping.

I can't recommend the movie, or the book, enough. I won't damn with faint praise.

Reading other reviews, it appears they're unaware of the basis of the movie and the fact the drugs and slipstream effect are not merely affect, but faithful to the source material.

exegete2 Oct 09, 2015

look at the cast. look at the director. look at the writer. how could a hollywood movie possibly live up to those credentials?

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Monolith
Sep 01, 2015

mexicanadiense said it best below: "A hipsters-in-Hollywood vanity project". LOL -- perfect. In the same token, I differ from their opinion of the shape-shifting-costumed cartoons; I found them irritating.

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0cho
Apr 01, 2015

Like Ron said, the animation is interesting but after 10 minutes I had had enough. Don't bother.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 27, 2014

I was attracted to the film by its unique animation style, but once I was onto it, I became disinterested quickly. The story around drugs, drug talks, and drug addicts simply bored me. I did not make the effort to finish it.

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chanelsurfer
Jan 05, 2014

The visual style of this film is unique and interesting - some people might find it to be jarring or startling, but I enjoyed its almost comic-book-like aesthetic. The script has a lot of funny dark humour, interesting characters, and a nice ending.

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Prophet_9
Jan 02, 2014

I have no idea what to make of this movie. I don't know if it's really good or really bad or what.

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RockNRollChick98
May 22, 2017

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jgrnlees
Jul 11, 2011

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jgrnlees
Jul 11, 2011

Coarse Language: Liberal use of the f-word

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jgrnlees
Jul 11, 2011

Sexual Content: Nudity and one sex scene

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