Tag archive for "Synapse Films"

tenebrae

Giallo, Horror

Tenebrae (1982)

Comments Off on Tenebrae (1982) 04 December 2016

Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” is Dario Argento’s most graphic and violent giallo. Tenebrae is not for the squeamish. Tenebrae is not for pussies.

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sorceress-blu-ray

Drama, Supernatural

Sorceress (1995)

Comments Off on Sorceress (1995) 30 October 2016

Jim Wynorski’s supernatural erotica may have a great blu ray release thanks to Synapse but this 1990’s skin flick is pretty hard to sit through.

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bc2

Comedy, Horror, Monsters, Sequel

Basket Case 2 (1990)

Comments Off on Basket Case 2 (1990) 23 October 2016

Writer/Director Frank Henenlotter’s imagination is vivid, strange, and frightening. And I mean that as the most sincere of compliments.

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bc3

Comedy, Horror, Monsters, Sequel

Basket Case 3 (1991)

Comments Off on Basket Case 3 (1991) 23 October 2016

This third and final entry of the Basket Case trilogy, the tone and narrative move from general silliness to bat-shit insanity.

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stalingrad2dskew

Biography, Documentary, Drama, History, Interview, News, Television, War

Stalingrad (2003 Miniseries)

Comments Off on Stalingrad (2003 Miniseries) 06 October 2016

2003 marked the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, and at the time the filmmakers strove to produce a film that personified the unnecessary and nonsensical suffering on both sides of the battle.

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just-desserts

Documentary

Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow (2007)

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My personal take on this movie is I just plain out loved it!

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Triumph2Dskewforweb

Biography, Documentary, History, War

Triumph of the Will (1934)

Comments Off on Triumph of the Will (1934) 05 April 2016

Synapse’s blu ray of one of the most controversial films ever to be released is now on glorious blu ray.

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manos

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Manos: Hands of Fate (1966)

Comments Off on Manos: Hands of Fate (1966) 26 March 2016

Can you withstand 74 minutes of Manos?

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morituris

Demons, Ghosts, History, Horror, Supernatural

Morituris (2011)

Comments Off on Morituris (2011) 17 January 2016

While the idea of a gladiator ghost movie sounds interesting, Morituris misses the mark by trying too hard to be shocking/extreme which results in being a boring film.

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mosquito

Action, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Mosquito (1995)

Comments Off on Mosquito (1995) 13 December 2015

To all film makers, when making a film that is suppose to be a “homage” to a genre or particular film…take it seriously. Don’t let the audience in on the joke. It never works.

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long-weekend-blu

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Long Weekend (1978)

Comments Off on Long Weekend (1978) 09 August 2015

This Australian thriller about an estranged married couple fighting with one another and with nature itself is not to be missed.

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demons 2 blu ray

Action, Demons, Horror

Demons 2 (1986)

Comments Off on Demons 2 (1986) 23 November 2014

With even less of a coherent plot than the first film, Demons 2 has enough old school make up effects with a heavy metal soundtrack that make up for what is lacking.

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