Synapse Films Releasing Popcorn This October


Synapse Films has announced that they are going to be releasing the beloved cult slasher Popcorn on both Blu-ray and DVD on October 3rd! The release will include a 2K scan from an archival 35mm interpositive as well as a brand new 7.1 surround mix plus a bevy of additional special features. The film has been unavailable for over a decade and is finally getting the HD treatment it deserves!

Directed by Mark Herrier, Popcorn stars Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace, Tony Roberts, Ray Walston, Malcolm Danare, and Kelly Jo Minter.

What could be scarier than an all-night “Horrorthon”? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features—MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH—they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR’s deadly legacy?

Special features:

– All Region Encoded/Playable Worldwide!
– All-New 2K Scan of an Archival 35mm Interpositive
– All-New Blu-ray 7.1 Surround Sound Mix Supervised by Synapse Films (Original 2.0 Stereo Mix Included)
– All-New 5.1 Surround Mix for DVD
– Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls
– Midnight Madness: The Making of “Popcorn” featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf (55 mins, HD)
– Electric Memories – An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover
– Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots
– Still Gallery
– English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Blu-ray reversible cover art by Chris MacGibbon

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