Synapse Films seem to be cor­ner­ing the mar­ket when it comes to putting vin­tage 42nd Street scuzz on blu-ray: recent­ly they issued The Exterminator in a blu-ray redux and now they’ve set their sights on one of the last great 42nd street sleaze clas­sics, Frankenhooker.  This delight­ful Frankenstein riff from the mind of Frank Henenlotter has been treat­ed to a new high-def trans­fer and son­ic remix, plus it will revive extras from the out-of-print Unearthed Films DVD.  Read on for all the hook­er-hor­ror details…




Frank Henenlotter’s cult clas­sic puts the blue flesh in Blu-ray with this feast of fiendish 42nd Street flesh­pots!

From Frank Henenlotter, the cre­ator of the BASKET CASE tril­o­gy and BRAIN DAMAGE, comes FRANKENHOOKER, a gory hor­ror-com­e­dy twist on the Frankenstein leg­end.

When Jeffrey Franken’s fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-con­trolled lawn­mow­er, he uses his dubi­ous med­ical knowl­edge to try to bring her back to life.  He reassem­bles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City’s finest pros­ti­tutes, and res­ur­rects her dur­ing a heavy light­ning storm.  Unfortunately for Jeffrey, his dear Elizabeth’s brain is scram­bled and she runs amok on 42nd Street, turn­ing tricks and bring­ing high-volt­age death to her cus­tomers!

Synapse Films is proud to present the uncut ver­sion of FRANKENHOOKER in an all-new 2K high-def­i­n­i­tion trans­fer cre­at­ed from orig­i­nal vault mate­ri­als and dig­i­tal­ly re-mas­tered 5.1 sur­round sound!

**** – Best of the Year! – Joe Bob Briggs

Special Features and Disc Info:

- Audio Commentary with Director Frank Henenlotter and

- Make-Up Effects Designer Gabe Bartalos

- A Salad That Was Once Named Elizabeth – Patty Mullen Featurette

- A Stitch in Time: The Make-Up Effects of Frankenhooker – Featurette

- Turning Tricks: Jennifer Delora Remembers Frankenhooker – Featurette

- Theatrical Trailer

Director: Frank Henenlotter

Starring: James Lorinz, Patty Mullen, Louise Lasser, Jennifer Delora

Run Time: 85 min­utes

Release Date: November 8, 2011

Language: English (DTS-HD MA English 5.1 Surround / DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stere0)

Aspect Ratio: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1:78:1)

Format: Blu-ray

Price: $24.95