Film Review: 42nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Synapse Films’ best-selling 42nd Street Forever series has been a favorite of grindhouse and exploitation fans around the world. This colossal best of collection combines a selection of vintage theatrical trailers from the first two volumes of the series and mixes them up with some all-new selections! Remastered in true 1080p high definition, this mind-numbing dose of classic original coming attractions will have your Blu-ray player exploding with more than three and a half … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult let by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally gone, and her grandfather, Otis, used as a human dartboard, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gurozuka (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A college film club goes on a trip to an abandoned cabin to research a film. The two girls in the club aren’t alone however since they have also brought the drama club, a teacher chaperone and her suspected lover, a young girl who is the same age as the rest of the group. No one but the film club knows about the film that is being researched but soon they all will learn … Continue reading

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Asian Horror in the vein of Ring ‘GUROZUKA’ from Synapse films

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Synapse Films seems to be really putting out a smattering of films this year, of course we have a special place in our hearts for another scary Asian thriller….check out Gurozuka A fun getaway turns into a journey to Hell for some unlucky teenage girls visiting an isolated house to rehearse and perform a play for their private movie club. Taking the trip with an adult chaperone, the girls learn that a previous club member … Continue reading

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Film Review: South of Heaven (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Roy Coop, Navy midshipman, returns home to his brother’s apartment full of optimism and good cheer. That is until he his mistaken for his brother Dale, who seems to have gotten himself mixed up with the wrong kind of people. People like Mad Dog who kidnap the daughters of extremely powerful, extremely vengeful men. And his day is only beginning… REVIEW: Best Line: “A world without trust is like iced tea without sugar: it … Continue reading

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Synapse Films offers limited workprint to ‘Intruder’ Fans!

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Special treats for early orders being offered. Check out this new PR on the “Intruder” release! Synapse Films announces an ultraexclusive Special Edition INTRUDER Workprint “NIGHT CREW” DVD-R disc to the first 500 fans who purchase the INTRUDER Blu-ray/DVD Combo directly from www.synapse-films.com. This Special Edition disc is an individually burned DVD-R (not manufactured at a pressing plant) of the original workprint of INTRUDER (aka NIGHT CREW), containing additional scenes, different editing, and extended gore sequences … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In New York City the police are hardly viewed as a “helpful source” even back in 1988. Imagine the fear that begins to swell around the city when a uniformed officer starts brutally murdering innocent people. Young officer Jack Forrest is soon framed for the crimes, but as he sits in jail the death toll keeps mounting its up to the rest of the New York City police department to find who the maniac … Continue reading

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Synapse Films warns of ‘Intruder’

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Scott Spiegel’s infamous gore classic finally hits the aisles with a splatterific new HD Blu-ray transfer! It’s 10 pm and the employees of Michigan’s Walnut Lake Supermarket are in for a really bad night. The place is shutting its doors for good, and the night crew has a long shift ahead of them… longer than they think! The lovely check-out girl has a deranged ex-boyfriend, the store’s phone lines are cut and the employees start … Continue reading

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Synapse Films scores 3 by Adrián García Bogliano

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Synapse Films has snared rights to three terrifying feature films by celebrated Fantastic Fest and SXSW filmmaker Adrián GarcĂ­a Bogliano, the Argentine director of festivl favorite COLD SWEAT and the upcoming PENUMBRA, grabbed by IFC Midnight on the eve of the film’s Fantastic Fest world premiere. In ROOMS FOR TOURISTS a busload of girls fall prey to a town of terror… what connects the victims? The young filmmaker of WATCH’EM DIE takes a job that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenhooker (1990)

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  SYNOPSIS: Eric Balfour stars as a professor who may be the world’s last hope for redemption on Judgment Day. Evil creatures have been imprisoned under an abandoned church in Paris, but they are now freed from their cages and can wreak havoc on humanity. The fate of men and women around the world depend on a small group of people’s ability to fight the dark forces. REVIEW: Directed by: Frank Henenlotter Starring: James Lorinz, Patty Mullen, … Continue reading

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‘The Exterminator’ – grindhouse classic arrives on Blu-ray – Synapse Films

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THE MAN THEY PUSHED TOO FAR IS COMING FOR YOU—IN HI-DEF! THE EXPLOITATION REVENGE CLASSIC BURNS ONTO BLU-RAY IN A  NEWLY REMASTERED UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT! Christopher George, Robert Ginty, and Samantha Eggar star in THE EXTERMINATOR, James Glickenhaus’ explosive story of Vietnam vet John Eastland (Ginty), a man who launches a bloody vendetta against the New York underworld when his best friend is brutally beaten by a vicious street gang. Eastland becomes a vigilante hero … Continue reading

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Synapse Films Donates $1 of all April sales of japanese films to earthquake relief fund

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Synapse Films, enormous fans of the wondrous cinema of Japan, has looked upon its catalog and found a treasure trove of red sun delights. Overjoyed with this collection, Synapse Films has chosen to donate $1 of all sales of Japanese cinema ordered from synapse-films.com to Japan Society’s monumental Japan Earthquake Relief Fund during the month of April. Synapse Films’ relationship with Japan goes back for many years from the outrageous to the more outrageous. Tetsuro … Continue reading

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Exploitation madness with ‘Death of a Snowman’ – Synapse Films

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VIGILANTE VIOLENCE! AFRICAN ACTION EXPLOSIVE EXPLOITATION! A SOUTH-AFRICAN GRINDHOUSE CLASSIC! ROUGH AND TOUGH — THE WAY YOU LIKE IT! The true soul of grindhouse shakes and shimmies in this down and dirty tale of master criminals meeting violent death in Johannesburg, South Africa, a city plagued by organized crime. Steve Chaka (Ken Gampu), an ambitious news reporter, learns that these deaths are from the hands of an all-black vigilante group known only as “War on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madame O (1967) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: At the tender age of sixteen, Seiko (Michiko Aoyama) was sexually abused by three men. This horrifying attack scarred her mentally and resulted in her getting pregnant and infected with syphilis. Now a well-respected doctor in Japan, she practices medicine by day and prowls the city streets at night in search of lovers. Possessing a raging desire for revenge against man, she destroys them with the one weapon they cannot resist…sex! Finally marrying and … Continue reading

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Synapse and Impulse release Nikkatsu Roman trailer Asian Pinku Collection

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Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1. Nikkatsu, Japanans oldest major movie studio, launched their “Roman P*rno” erotic film line in 1971. Until 1988, the studio released more than one thousand of these films, made in a diverse range of styles and genres aimed squarely at the adult market. Impulse Pictures will be releasing over twenty-five Nikkatsu films, and this amazing trailer collection will give you a taste of these great Japanese sexploitation classics! As an added bonus, this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Entrails of a Virgin (1986) – CAT III

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   SYNOPSIS: A pair of sleazy soft-core p*rn creators take their models out in the middle of nowhere for a photo shoot. On the way back they get lost and end up having to stay all night at a house they had come across. What they don’t know is that there is a demon stalking the area who calls this place home, and he enjoys killing anyone he comes in contact with. It becomes a … Continue reading

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