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Grab something sweet and salty from the concession stand and save yourself the best seat in the house, because this March, Synapse Films will release a limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray of Mark Herrier’s cult horror film Popcorn:

Featuring a 2K scan of the 35mm interpositive, Synapse Films' Popcorn Collector's Edition Steelbook Blu-ray is limited to 3000 items and is slated for a March 7th release. Below, we have a look at the cover art as well as the press release with full details:

Press Release: In the history of Synapse Films few titles have generated as much excitement as POPCORN, director Mark Herrier’s 1991 cult favorite that’s been one of the most in-demand genre films of the Blu-ray era. Unavailable for over a decade, POPCORN finally comes to HD in a deliciously butter-topped Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® Blu-ray that will have fans craving for refills!

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?

A loving homage to ’50s/’60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right. Pseudonymously written by Alan Ormsby (CAT PEOPLE, DEATHDREAM), who directed the films-within-the-film, it celebrates the joys of old-fashioned creature features and ’80s-style stalk-and-slay, with a great cast additionally including Dee Wallace Stone (THE HOWLING), Tony Roberts (AMITYVILLE 3-D), Ray Walston (THE STAND), Malcolm Danare (CHRISTINE) and Kelly Jo Minter (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5). Pop some popcorn of your own and settle in to watch this new high-definition transfer, which comes with a box full of bonus features!

SHOCK-O-RIFIC SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • 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
  • Liner Notes and Cover Copy from Michael Gingold
  • English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Cover art by Justin Osbourn/Slasher Design

RATED R - COLOR - 91 MINS. - 1.78:1

RETAIL PRICE: $39.95 (+$6.00 packing/handling fee)

UPC CODE: 654930319499

FILE UNDER: HORROR

BLU-RAY SPECIFICATIONS:

VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.78:1) Presentation / AVC

AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 7.1 Surround & English 2.0 Stereo

SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

REGION: ALL

DVD SPECIFICATIONS:

VIDEO: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation / NTSC

AUDIO: Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround & English 2.0 Stereo

SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

REGION: ALL

PLEASE NOTE: Like our four previous Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook® releases, the price of this product is $39.95 plus a $6.00 packing/handling fee ($45.95 total). Synapse Films personally and securely wraps/packs/insures and ships each and every Steelbook® individually with additional packing necessary to keep it safe on its way to your home. We even hand deliver them ourselves to the post office. Those of you who would like to save the $6.00 and pick it up direct from our office can certainly do so. Please call our office at 734-494-3502 to place your order for pick up and we’ll reserve yours, so you can come by the office and get your copy when it’s released!

The 3000 unit POPCORN Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® is available exclusively through the Synapse Films website at: www.synapse-films.com. All international orders will be handled via the fine folks at DiabolikDVD: www.diabolikdvd.com. Projected street date is March 7, 2017. Shipping to customers will commence on that date, or as soon as the release is received at Synapse Films. If they come earlier than March 7th, they will ship to customers earlier.

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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