Nov 12, 2012

Scorpion Releasing and a few notes on Synapse Films for 2013

Scorpion Releasing (owned and ran by Walter Olsen, brother of William Olsen of Code Red) has made a name for itself over the last couple of years by releasing titles that have never seen the light of day on Region 1 DVD, re-releasing others with new widescreen and HD transfers (and added bonus features), and giving us some that were originally slated for his brother's company. Some of the more notable ones for this year were Mortuary, The Carpenter, Humongous, and The Day After Halloween, but their catalog isn’t just limited to horror and sci-fi.

Much like my big applause post for Scream Factory, I wanted to compile a list of Scorpion titles that are anticipated to hit in the remaining months of 2012 and thru 2013. Of course, not all of the artwork has been determined, so movie posters/VHS artwork has been provided for your viewing pleasure.

Death Ship (1980)
-out now on DVD, Blu-Ray available Dec 18th

Georgia, Georgia (1972)
-out now, Diana Sands and Dirk Benedict

Baby Sister (1983)
-out now, a made-for-TV movie with Phoebe Cates

Fantasist (1986)
-out Nov 19th, Moira Harris and Timothy Bottoms

Grizzly (1976) Blu-Ray
-March 2013

Day of the Animals (1977) Blu-Ray
-slated for May 2013

Human Experiments (1979)
-Linda Haynes and Geoffrey Lewis

Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
-Steve Buscemi

The Power (1984)

Celia: Child of Terror (1989)

Alley Cat (1984)

Angels Brigade (1989)

Monster Club (1980)

Tower of Evil (1972) aka Beyond the Fog aka Horror on Snape Island

The Return (1980)
-Cybill Shepherd

The Farmer (1977)

Again, I’ll update this as I hear new things, but feel free to join their fan-ran Facebook page (no official one has been opened yet), which provides new release info and a chance to discuss your favorites and future wants.

And, since I can't deny my love for Synapse Films and the great things they bring, they recently mentioned 2013 Blu-Ray plans for Hands of the Ripper (1971), Countess Dracula (1971), The Violent Shit Collection (Andreas Schnaas 1989-2010), McBain (1991), The Odd Angry Shot (1979), Slaughter of the Innocents (1993), and Thundercrack (1975).

Tis another great year for independent film companies, so thankfully I don't have to clog up my brain with more over-produced, over-CGIed superhero movies!!

And, for tid-bits to tide you over in between posts, check out the Sideshow Facebook page.

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