As part of Reel Canada's National Canadian
Film Day celebrations, actor and artist Stephen Lack
participated in a lengthy Q&A with NOW Magazine's senior film
writer Norman Wilner after a free screening of David
Cronenberg's cranium-cracking classique Scanners
(1981) at Toronto's Royal Cinema.
Topics include Scanners’ 35 years of cult
fame, blowing up Louis Del Grande’s head, co-star Patrick McGoohan,
director Cronenberg, make-up whiz Dick Smith, and The
Rubber Gun, a 1977 film co-written by Lack and director
Allan Moyle which is seeking a Canadian partner in assembling a
special edition release using rare materials from Lack’s own
Following this slightly edited version of the half-hour Q&A
are my editorial thoughts on the ongoing problems in finding
indie, art, cult, and CanCon tax shelter classics (such as Kings and Desperate Men) on
DVD and as digital downloads.
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