The Lawnmower Man Blu-ray cuts into June

Hard to believe that 25 years ago, The Lawnmower Man predicted a future of virtual reality. Only now are we dipping into that future with those funky VR googles that work. Have you tried the HTC Vive sunken ship demo? But back to the movie which made us believe James Bond could make the break through in the technology. The film inspired quite a few kids who are now making VR programs. Now they can enjoy not only the original cut, but the director’s cut on The Lawnmower Man Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

THE LAWNMOWER MAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Starring Jeff Fahey and Pierce Brosnan
 
2-DISC BLU-RAY® SET FEATURES THE DIRECTOR’S CUT, THEATRICAL CUT AND INSIGHTFUL EXTRAS
 
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™,
BRING HOME THIS DEFINITIVE SCREAM FACTORY™ RELEASE ON JUNE 20, 2017
 
A world where the normal course of events could suddenly turn inside out — the imaginary becomes real, and reality is all in your mind.  Loyal fans of visionary filmmaker Brett Leonard (Virtuosity, Hideaway) know well the enthralling sci-fi action horror from his 1992 cult classic THE LAWNMOWER MAN, starring Jeff Fahey (Machete) and Pierce Brosnan (The Son). Directed by Brett Leonard (Virtuosity, Hideaway), the film also stars Jenny Wright (Near Dark) and Geoffrey Lewis (The Devil’s Rejects). On June 20, 2017, SCREAM FACTORY™ Home Entertainment is proud to present THE LAWNMOWER MAN Collector’s Edition. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition release boasts The Director’s Cut, theatrical cut and revealing extras. A must-have for movie collectors, sci-fi enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE LAWNMOWER MAN Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray set also includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.
 
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Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute – Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener. Dr. Angelo’s goal is to benefit his human guinea pig and ultimately mankind itself, but evil lurks the guise of “the Shop,” a shadowy group that seeks to use the technology to create an invincible war machine. When the experiments change the simple Jobe into a superhuman being, the stage is set for a Jekyll-and-Hyde struggle for the control of Jobe’s mind and the future of the world.
 
Disc 1 – Theatrical Cut:
NEW 4K scan of the interpositive
NEW Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man – featuring interviews with co-writer/director Brett Leonard, actor Jeff Fahey, editor Alan Baumgarten, make-up effects artist Michael Deak and special effects coordinator Frank Ceglia
Audio Commentary with writer/director Brett Leonard and writer/producer Gimel Everett
Deleted Scenes
Original Electronic Press Kit with cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
Edited animated sequences
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spot
 
Disc 2 – Director’s Cut:
NEW 4K scan of the interpositive with additional “director’s cut” footage from the original camera negative
Audio Commentary with writer/director Brett Leonard and writer/producer Gimel Everett
Conceptual art and Design sketches
Behind the scenes and production stills
Storyboard Comparison
 
Audio Specs : DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0/5.1
 
 
ALLIED VISON/LANE PRINGLE Productions in association with FUJI EIGHT CO. LTD. Presents A BRETT LEONARD Film
Starring JEFF FAHEY and PIERCE BROSNAN in “THE LAWNMOWER MAN” JENNY WRIGHT GEOFFREY LEWIS
Music Composed by DAN WYMAN Editor ALAN BAUMGARTEN Production Designer ALEX McDOWELL Director of Photography RUSSELL CARPENTER
Associate Producers PETER McRAE MASAO TAKIYAMA Co-Producer MILTON SUBOTSKY
Executive Producer EDWARD SIMONS STEVE LANE CLIVE TURNER ROBERT PRINGLE
Screenplay by BRETT LEONARD and GIMEL EVERETT Produced by GIMEL EVERETT Directed by BRETT LEONARD

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