Upcoming New Releases From Synapse!!!

These are some of the upcoming releases from Synapse Films! Some have release dates and some do not yet, but you can bet I will keep you fiends updated! Here they are:



THE IMAGE : This film will be re-released on DVD & Blu-Ray with an all new transfer! Release Date: June 14th 2011

Synopsis: THE IMAGE (aka “The Punishment of Anne” / “The Mistress and the Slave”) is an explicit study of the sadomasochistic ménage à trois between Jean (Carl Parker from Metzger’s “Score”), his longtime friend Claire, and young, seductive Anne. When Jean discovers the women’s master/slave relationship he finds himself seduced into their perverse sexual games.

Features:
  • All-new (1.85:1) High-Definition transfer
  • Newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Original 2.0 mono soundtrack
  • Director filmography
  • Liner notes
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing


 THE SWEET LIFE:
Release Date: July 12th 2011

Synopsis:Sensitive but unsuccessful New York magazine columnist Michael (James Lorinz – King of New York, Frankenhooker) looks on with hopeless envy as his self-confident, shallow brother Frankie catches all the women, makes all the money, and never feels a pang of remorse at his amoral behavior.
Enter Lila (Barbara Sicuranza – Anamorph), a tough, sexy bartender.  Initially, Frankie’s got her and Michael gets fixed up with her biker chick roommate (Joan Jett, of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts).  Then, through a twist of fate, Michael finds himself vying with Frankie for Lila’s affections, and the results are both riotously funny and touching.

Features:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary with Director Rocco Simonelli, and stars James Lorinz and Barbara Sicuranza
  • The Making of "The Sweet Life" - Featurette
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
 Woman In Prison Triple Feature: 
 Release Date July 12th 2011
 Chained Heat (1983): Widely regarded as the greatest “women-in-prison” film of all time, finally comes to DVD in a totally uncut, re-mastered version. This triple-pack of “boobs behind bars” mid-80s exploitation classics will only be in print for a limited time.  CHAINED HEAT – Linda Blair (The Exorcist) stars as Carol Henderson, a woman sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after accidentally killing a man.  With the perverted warden (John Vernon, Animal House) seducing the inmates and two rival gangs fighting a race war, Carol struggles to survive her remaining days in the sleazy slammer.  Also stars cult film favorites Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson and Stella Stevens. Newly re-mastered in anamorphic widescreen and presented totally uncut for the first time in North America!

RED HEAT (1985):Linda Blair heads back to prison as American tourist Christine Carlson, a woman wrongly sentenced to three years in a brutal East German penitentiary after being forced to admit to false charges of espionage.  Tormented by the evil prisoner Sofia (Sylvia Kristel, Emmanuelle), Christine must fight for her life as her fiancée tries to rescue her from the sadistic hell behind bars

JUNGLE WARRIORS (1984): A group of gorgeous models flies to a South American country to scout locations for a photo session.  When their plane is shot down, the models are imprisoned and subjected to horrible torture and rape by an evil drug lord.  In an effort to escape, the girls grab some firepower, take revenge, and try to shoot their way to freedom! Stars Sybil Danning and John Vernon.

Features:
  • Introductions for each film by the Legendary Mr. Skin!
  • Video Interviews with Actresses Stella Stevens (CHAINED HEAT) and Sybil Danning (CHAINED HEAT, JUNGLE WARRIORS)
  • Theatrical Trailers

 WIDE OPEN
Release Date: August 9th 2011

Synopsis:

Taxi driver Paul and his beautiful journalist girlfriend Marianne have a strained relationship.  Things get crazy when Paul brings his drunken father back to their apartment.  As tensions between the two lovebirds rise, they decide to chill out at a wild movie party and things go from bad to worse (for Marianne anyway) when they both wake up in bed together with Marianne’s sister, Beryl!
Marianne leaves, so Paul decides to spend some time watching strippers and taking Beryl along for some nighttime fun.  Everything is going great, until Beryl gets picked up by the evil Mr. X and things turn dangerous.  A stolen mink coat, drugs, and violent sex games lead Paul and Beryl to confront Mr. X during the film’s perverse stag party climax!

Features:
  • English Dubbed Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Video Interviews with Actress Christina Lindberg and Director Gustav Wiklund
  • Christina Lindberg Motion Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Reversible Nude Cover Artwork




 FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE (Director's Cut)
Release Date: August 9th 2011

Synopsis: Sean (Chris Prangley) and his little brother Bobby (Rane Jameson) thought joining the Delta Iota Epsilon fraternity would be the best time of their lives with parties, freedom, girls and sex.  The fraternity president Mark (Jon Fleming of TVs WILL & GRACE and DANTE’S COVE), however, is a little strange.  His hazing rituals include extreme physical and mental torture that lead the boys down a horrific path of destruction and death. But death may be just the beginning as this gritty, twisted film unfolds.

Inspired by actual events and set in the year 1979, FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE is a disturbing journey through the secret world of fraternity boys, pledges and the not-so-innocent sorority sisters swept up in their madness.   Loaded with violence, gore, nudity and a fantastic music score by Claudio Simonetti (Goblin, Daemonia), this DVD is the director’s cut containing over twenty minutes of additional footage.

Features:
  • Director's Audio Commentary
  • Crew Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making of FRAT HOUSE MASSACRE Featurette

 THE EXTERMINATOR (Unrated/Director's Cut)
Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: A Vietnam veteran declares a one-man war on crime in this vigilante revenge thriller. Michael Jefferson (Steve James) saved the life of his best friend John Eastland (Robert Ginty) while the two were serving in Vietnam, so when Jefferson is left permanently paralyzed after a vicious attack by muggers, Eastland is determined to get revenge. Declaring war not only on the thugs who injured Jefferson but the entire lawless underclass, Eastland becomes known as "The Exterminator" for his swift and deadly retaliation against muggers and other street criminals. While Eastland's actions may be making for safer streets, they're also illegal, and just as the mob have put a price on Eastland's head, Detective James Dalton (Christopher George) has set his sights on putting "The Exterminator" out of business.

Features: TBA!
 Frankenhooker (Blu-Ray)
Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: Adventurous viewers not repelled by the title of this horror exploitation-comedy from Frank Henenlotter (director of the splatter cult classic Basket Case) will find a fair share of laughs on display, thanks to Henenlotter's typically energetic devil-may-care brand of gruesome humor. James Lorinz tears up acres of scenery as Jeffrey Franken, a neurotic electrician and aspiring mad scientist, who goes completely 'round the bend after his slightly pudgy girlfriend (former Penthouse pet, Patty Mullen) is shredded by his latest invention, a remote-control lawn mower


Features: TBA!
MANIAC COP
Release Dates: TBA

Synopsis:

You have the right to remain silent… forever! Restored and re-mastered from original vault materials, Maniac Cop will blow you away with an all-new high-definition transfer and DTS surround sound! Bruce (The Evil Dead Trilogy) Campbell and Tom (Lethal Weapon) Atkins star in this action-packed cult classic!
Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (played by Bruce Campbell), finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins) investigates these mysterious killings, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This “maniac” cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy! He isn’t an ordinary man. He’s inhuman… driven by supernatural forces and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge!

Features: TBA!

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