Friday, July 24, 2015

'MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE' & 'MOSQUITO' on Blu-ray 10/13 from SYNAPSE FILMS@!

Synapse Films October 2015 New Releases

MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE (1966) 


Label: Synapse Films
Release Date: October 13th 2015
Region Code: Region-FREE 
Duration: 74 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated 
Video: Full Screen 1.33:1 
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono Region: All
Director: Harold P. Warren
Cast: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree, Hal Warren, Jackey Neyman

Synopsis: Mike (Harold P. Warren) and Maggie (Diane Mahree), on a road trip with their daughter and family dog, take a wrong turn in Texas and become trapped at a weird lodge inhabited by a polygamous pagan cult. They soon find themselves in the middle of a power struggle between caretaker Torgo (John Reynolds), cult leader The Master (Tom Neyman), and two warring factions of the Master's wives. As the family tries to escape, the worshipers of Manos decide their fate...

MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, the sole directorial effort of Texas fertilizer salesman Harold P. Warren, perplexed even the most jaded Drive-In audiences and was deemed by many the worst movie ever made. Nearly lost, the original 16mm Ektachrome film elements have been finally unearthed and lovingly restored by Ben Solovey to create the definitive version of this accidental masterpiece. There's no other movie like MANOS... now in HD with picture and sound unseen since 1966.

Bonus Features:
- New 2K restoration
- Audio Commentary
- Hands: The Fate of MANOS Featurette
- Restoring the Hands of Fate Featurette
- FELT: The Puppet Hands of Fate Featurette
- Manos: The Hands of Fate: Grindhouse Edition (Blu-ray ONLY Bonus)


MOSQUITO (1995) 
20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Label: Synapse Films
Release Date: October 13th 2015
Region Code: region-FREE
Duration: 92 Minutes
Rating: R 
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio: English DTS 7.1 HD with English SDH, Spanish, French, German Subtitles
Director: Gary Jones
Cast: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle, Tim Lovelace

Synopsis: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitos viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes their only hope is to take on the bloodthirsty bugs in an explosive final showdown! A chilling blend of sci-fi, humor and old-school horror, MOSQUITO is a tour de force of terror. Starring genre icon Gunnar Hansen (the original "Leatherface" from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE) and the late, great Ron Asheton (founding member of the punk rock band, The Stooges), MOSQUITO is a gore-drenched tale made with traditional stop-motion and practical effects!

Bonus Features:
- Audio Commentary
- Bugging Out! - The Making of MOSQUITO
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Still Gallery
 - Theatrical Trailer



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