Manos: The Hands of Fate and Mosquito – Official Blu-ray Announcements


We told you a couple of days ago — Or was it yesterday? We sometimes lose track of time around here — that Synapse Films is gearing up to release both Manos:The Hands of Fate and Mosquito on Blu-ray; and right now we have the official details for you.

From the Press Release:
Halloween comes early with MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE and MOSQUITO on DVD and Blu-ray from Synapse Films this October! Two of the most eagerly awaited titles in Synapse Films history finally make their debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on October 13, 2015, just in time for Halloween!


“The Worst Film Ever Made” – Entertainment Weekly

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-on 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.

Synapse Films is proud to present Ben Solovey’s Kickstarter 2K restoration of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, now presented for the first time ever on home video in high-definition and loaded with extras!

Special Features:

  • All-new 2K restoration
  • Audio commentary featuring Tom “The Master” Neyman and Jackey Raye “Debbie” Neyman-Jones
  • HANDS: THE FATE OF “MANOS” Featurette
  • MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE – “Grindhouse Unrestored Version” (BLU-RAY ONLY BONUS)



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 blood¬thirsty 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!

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director & Co-Writer Gary Jones, Director of Photography & Co-Writer Tom Chaney, and Producer David Thiry.
  • Bugging Out! – The Making of “Mosquito” – An all-new documentary featuring interviews with Director & Co-Writer Gary Jones, Stars Gunnar Hansen, Tim Lovelace, Rachel Loiselle, Mike Hard, and Josh Becker, Director of Photography & Co-Writer Tom Chaney, Producer David Thiry, and more!
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes featuring Optional Audio Commentary with Gary Jones
  • Behind The Scenes Footage featuring Optional Audio Commentary with Gary Jones
  • Original Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible Illustrated Cover Art by Nathan Thomas Milliner





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