Energize your consciousness with Scream Factory's The Lawnmower Man Blu-ray

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May 10, 2017

The Lawnmower Man from 1992 is one of those guilty pleasures that seems to be gaining more respect as VR gaming platforms and Oculus Rift goggles are slowly becoming a reality in the 21st century. Sure, the film's crude digital effects are somewhat nightmarish, but taken in the proper frame of mind, can be quite alarming.

The movie, based on an early Stephen King short story, tackles tough topical issues, exploring many of the same questions of humanity vs technology that are being academically postulated today. Jeff Fahey (a criminally underrated actor) gives an inspired, frightening, and slightly goofy performance as Jobe Smith, the mentally challenged groundskeeper who is given supreme cyberspace powers and enhanced intelligence after an experimental digital overdose by Pierce Brosnan's Dr. Lawrence Angelo.

A new 4K transfer and 2-disc Collector's Edition release of Brett Leonard's The Lawnmower Man is speeding into stores from Scream Factory on June 20th. Besides that sparkling transfer and new interviews and featurettes, this prestige series offering also comes packed with fresh documentaries and a crisp HD print of the excellent Director's Cut.

Energize your consciousness with the official description and roster of special features below:

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 in 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.

Special Features:

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

(Via Horror Movies)