Rue Morgue recently got to speak with Synapse Films president Don May, Jr. on his (and partner Jerry Chandler’s) project as film producer in a film entitled BLACK CIRCLE, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano (LATE PHASES) and co-starring Christina Lindberg (THEY CALL HER ONE-EYE).
But the juiciest part of the conversation was May giving horror fans a preview on some upcoming Blu-ray releases from Synapse:
We just finished the first disc of PHENOMENA and the CD and are in the middle of the second, the POPCORN Blu-ray and DVD will be announcing shortly and we’re working on THE VIOLENT SHIT COLLECTION… I’d love to get those three out by the end of the year.
May went on:
We’re doing some titles in the [producer] Herman Cohen collection, including CROCODILE, WATCH ME WHEN I KILL and HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM. We’re also getting ready to remaster THE DEADLY SPAWN in true 4K, which will be commencing shortly, and we’re talking to Joe Dante about a TRAILERS FROM HELL Blu-ray.
With the success of their Limited Edition of Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE early in 2016, it’s fitting that Synapse would plan on closing out the year with the similar treatment for the equally popular PHENOMENA. But hearing that an announcement regarding POPCORN was coming “shortly” is surely music to fans’ ears. A Blu-ray release for this cult favorite has been long in the making.
Those are exciting releases, for sure, but I am also very stoked that a new Blu of THE DEADLY SPAWN is in the near future. Synapse released a cool Special Edition DVD in the early 2000’s, but Elite Entertainment put out a lackluster Blu-ray in 2012. And, from what I read, the quality was a disaster. So I didn’t bother to pick it. Now, Synapse has it again and will no doubt give us the DEADLY SPAWN Blu-ray we deserve.
Stay tuned for more updates on these hotly-anticipated releases!