A Scanner Darkly [Blu-ray] [2006]

  • SKU: 8507537
  • Release Date: 09/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Keanu Reeves, writer/director Richard Linklater, producer Tommy Pallotta, author Jonathan Lethem and Philip K. Dick's daughter Isa Dick Hackett
  • The weight of the line: animation tales
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


A Scanner Darkly
The war on drugs has been lost, and when a reluctant undercover cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, the toll that the mission takes on his sanity is too great to comprehend in director Richard Linklater's rotoscoped take on Philip K. Dick's classic novel. With stratospheric concern over national security prompting paranoid government officials to begin spying on citizens, trust is a luxury and everyone is a suspected criminal until proven otherwise. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is a narcotics officer who is issued an order to spy on his friends and report back to headquarters. In addition to being a cop, though, Arctor is also an addict. His drug of choice is a ubiquitous street drug called Substance D, a drug known well for producing split personalities in its users. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves - Bob Arctor
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
    Robert Downey, Jr. - James 'Jim' Barris
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Ernie Luckman
  • Winona Ryder
    Winona Ryder - Donna Hawthorn
  • Rory Cochrane
    Rory Cochrane - Charles Freck



Overall customer rating

4.3
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful But Complex

    Posted
    Berlinsgonewhere

    This movie really blew me away. It's illustrative look was pleasing and impressive. This is the first movie in which I actually enjoyed Keanu Reeves' performance, but Robert Downey, Jr. as usual, stole the show. My only real issue was the complexity of the plot. It's a movie that is enjoyed most the second time around; bits seem to get lost in the first viewing. Watching the extras also helped me understand. One of the most unique and interesting movies I've seen in a long while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Worthy Adaptation

    Posted
    irishpink86

    This a good movie and I think would have been a better one if it had been left live action. However, it is still more faithful to the Philip K. Dick original work than any of the other films based on his writings and as such is special. It does lack a few key scenes and does not convey the same feeling of paranoia as the novel, but if you liked the novel than you'll enjoy the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Little Philip K. Dick adaptation

    Posted
    Jory

    Very interesting, similar style to Waking Life, same director (Richard Linklater- Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Dazed and Confused, Slacker). I loved the book, so seeing Keanu Reeves play the main part was a let down. I'm not a fan of his acting, it takes too much energy for him to act.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trippy.

    Posted
    ColonelStarsandStripes
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    Not one of my favorites from director Richard Linklater but undeniably hypnotic regardless. The advanced form of rotoscope animation is a sight to behold. Definitely worth a second look to this film buff and avid blu-Ray collector at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Substance-D

    Posted
    TheForgottenViking

    A Scanner Darkly is a great film for those who are into psychological-thrillers/conspiracies and art in general. I would recommend this those who have seen other movies along the vein of Requiem For A Dream, Moon, Soylent Green. Great Sci-Fi plot and humor involved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Talk to Chuck

    Posted
    Dwiz

    This is a movie that looks like those Charles Schwab commercials.It's very entertaining with the animation that they put over the actors in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Sweet Movie

    Posted
    Horrorman

    Very good movie. This is a movie you need to pay attention to the whole way. It is visually amazing!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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