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Synapse Films’ March 2018 Release of Suspiria Dario Argento’s Masterpiece in a Spectacular 4K Restoration! Jessica Harper (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN) stars in this horrific tale of a young student who uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy. Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative with the...
February 11, 201821 min

Synapse Films’ March 2018 Release of Suspiria

Dario Argento’s Masterpiece in a Spectacular 4K Restoration!

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Jessica Harper (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN) stars in this horrific tale of a young student who uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy.

Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative with the original 4.0 English surround sound mix, for the first time EVER! Painstakingly restored over the past three years, Synapse Films has created the ultimate special edition of this horror classic with the supervision and approval of the film’s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.

Suspiria – 2-Disc Special Edition
2 Blu-ray discs
Label: Synapse Films

Prebook: 2/20/18 Street: 3/13/18
MSRP: $43.95
UPC: 654930320297
Catalog #: SFD0179
Color, 98 minutes in English
Blu-ray Region A. High-Definition 1080p Widescreen 2.39:1
DTS-HD MA 4.0 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
Production year: 1977
Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier, Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania Casini

Special Features:

  • A new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.
  • Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24-bit audio, with newly-translated removable English SDH subtitles.
  • Italian 5.1 surround mix, with removable English subtitle translation.
  • Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth
  • Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
  • Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
  • A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
  • Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
  • Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
  • “International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release.
  • Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
  • Reversible Cover Art created by Joel Robinson.

Suspiria
1 Blu-ray disc
Label: Synapse Films
Prebook: 2/20/18 Street: 3/13/18

MSRP: $39.95
UPC: 654930320396
Catalog #: SFD0180
Color, 98 minutes in English
Blu-ray Region A. High-Definition 1080p Widescreen 2.39:1
DTS-HD MA 4.0 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
Production year: 1977
Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier, Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania Casini

Special Features:

  • A new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.
  • Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24-bit audio, with newly-translated removable English SDH subtitles.
  • Italian 5.1 surround mix, with removable English subtitle translation.
  • Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth.
  • Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.

Synapse Films’ March 2018 Release of Path of Blood
An Animated Love Letter to the Gory Japanese Samurai Films, Done in the Unique Style of “South Park”

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Synapse Films’ March 2018 Release of Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
The Definitive In-Depth Documentary on the Making of Pet Sematary

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Play Ball! The Sandlot – 25th Anniversary Collector Edition Arrives on Blu-ray 3/27

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating a quarter century of laughter and friendship with THE SANDLOT –
25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition
, arriving on Blu-ray™ March 27.

In this beloved family-favorite, it’s the early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork — he can’t even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy.

This crowd-pleasing gift set includes a set of 10 custom Topps® baseball cards — featuring Scotty Smalls, Benny “The Jet” and the rest of the ragtag roster — created exclusively for this release. The major-league treatment continues with an all-new booklet filled with behind-the-scenes photos from the film director’s personal archive and an all-new, full-color poster. So gather your best buddies together for a winning comedy-adventure and a whole lot of fun. Play ball!
THE SANDLOT – 25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features:

  • Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

THE SANDLOT – 25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition Blu-ray™ Specifications:
Street Date:                          March 27, 2018
Prebook Date:                      February 21, 2018
Screen Format:                    Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:                                   English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English Dolby Surround
Spanish Stereo
French Stereo
Subtitles:                              English SDH / Spanish
Total Run Time:                    Approximately 101 minutes
U.S. Rating:                         PG
Closed Captioned:               Yes

THE SANDLOT – 25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition  DVD Specifications:
Street Date:                          March 27, 2018
Prebook Date:                      February 21, 2018
Screen Format:                    Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:                                   English Stereo Sound
Spanish Mono
French Mono
Subtitles:                              English SDH / Spanish
Total Run Time:                   Approximately 101 minutes
U.S. Rating:                         PG
Closed Captioned:              Yes

WOMEN IN PRISON BEHIND BARS hits DVD in April 2018

Women In Prison Behind Bars
1 DVD disc
Label: Impulse Pictures

Prebook: 3/13/18 Street: 4/10/18
MSRP: $19.95
UPC: 654930109397
Catalog #: IMP0092
Color, 69 minutes in Japanese
Subtitles: English
DVD Region 1. Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation / NTSC
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Production year: 1987
Director: Junichi Suzuki
Cast: Shinobu Wakana, Reina Hatta, Tomomi Segawa, Saeko Kizuki, Mako Takigawa

The lovely Shinobu Himeno is arrested and thrown into Asahi Female Prison for being an unwilling accomplice in a jewelry store robbery. She’s to serve her sentence in the infamous Cell Block 21, a dismal area full of tough, sex-starved women. Himeno is bullied and abused by inmates and guards and, after being framed for starting a fight, is taken away and tied up by the prison’s infamous Mr. Kiya. Through flashbacks, we discover why many of the women have been locked up here and soon, in one great act of defiance, they rise up to overtake the prison in a bloody, violent riot! Can the shy Himeno ever escape this living hell?

Loaded with gratuitous nudity, sex, and violence, WOMEN IN HEAT BEHIND BARS is one of the best of the “Women in Prison” genre of Nikkatsu’s vast exploitation catalog.

Special Features:

  • Brand-New 2017 Remaster from Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer

“PEYTON PLACE: PART THREE” AVAILABLE ON DVD MARCH 27, 2018

Look past the innocent façade of small-town life and discover the shocking truth, when Peyton Place: Part Threecomes to DVD on March 27.
A ratings sensation for ABC, Peyton Place – already a successful 1956 novel and 1957 film – made its way to network television in 1964. A prime-time soap opera whose influence can be seen in later beloved programs such as Dallas, Knots Landing, and Twin Peaks, Peyton Place examined the complex web of scandals, schemes, and sex in a New England town.
Featuring Dorothy Malone, Mia Farrow, and Ryan O’Neal, the long-awaited third volume of Peyton Place is finally available on DVD. Fans of the series will find this collection of episodes as deliciously addictive now as they were in their original airing.
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

Impulse Pictures releases A Touch of Sex and Helena in April 2018

Impulse Pictures’ April 2018 Release of A Touch of Sex and Helena
1975 was a very good year for sexy ’70s erotic cinema!
A Touch of Sex
1 DVD disc
Label: Impulse Pictures

Prebook: 3/13/18 Street: 4/10/18
MSRP: $24.95
UPC: 654930109199
Catalog #: IMP0090
Color, 73 minutes in English
DVD Region All. Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Production year: 1975
Director: George O’Conner
Cast: Harry Wilcox, Seymore Canyon, Skip Chester, Sunny Boyd, Rene Bond

Hired to help launch a new hot rock group called “Tommy and the Penetrations,” Mark (Michael Pataki) finds himself dropped into the opulent drug-filled and orgiastic lifestyle of Hollywood. Settling into the historic Villa Elaine Apartment building (previous residents include Orson Welles and Frank Sinatra), Mark is suddenly haunted by visions of a horny group of people everywhere he goes. Are they some sort of mind-bending fantasy or reality?

This music-filled ’70s erotic oddity features genre film actor Michael Pataki (HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, DEAD AND BURIED, GRADUATION DAY) under the alias “Harry Wilcox,” and classic adult film starlet, Rene Bond. Presented from an authentic 35mm grindhouse release print for maximum sleaze. Ya dig?

Helena
1 DVD disc
Label: Impulse Pictures

Prebook: 3/13/18 Street: 4/10/18
MSRP: $24.95
UPC: 654930109298
Catalog #: IMP0091
Color, 73 minutes in English
DVD Region All. Anamorphic Widescreen (1.66:1) Presentation
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Production year: 1975
Director: Alain Nauroy
Cast: Valerie Boisgel, Yan Brian, Richard Darbois, Monique Vita

The lovely Helena heads to the French coastline to meet up with Roy, a man she’s had affairs with in the past. She arrives at her destination and is told by the man at the door (Frank) that Roy is preoccupied with another woman upstairs and will be down to meet her soon. As Helena waits for Roy, Frank courts her… flirting, making conversation, and finally seducing her in his outdoor pool.

As the truth about Frank is revealed, Helena’s life is turned upside down (and the film’s plot takes a crazy, unexpected turn) when a gang of thugs breaks into the home. With no way to escape, Helena must give in to dominant sexual games and desires.

Alain Nauroy’s HELENA is a classic mix of eroticism and sexploitation from the ’70s that will titillate your senses until the film’s jaw-dropping and disturbing final act.

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