Attention, fans of old-school action flicks: a hefty dose of vin­tage cine-machis­mo is com­ing your way in June, cour­tesy of Synapse Films.  Red Scorpion is a Dolph Lundgren vehi­cle direct­ed by Joseph Zito of Invasion U.S.A. fame.  It has a top-flight cast, tons of action, a few choice Tom Savini gore effects and a fas­ci­nat­ing back­sto­ry that involves one of the most con­tro­ver­sial fig­ures in mod­ern U.S. pol­i­tics.  Synapse will be pre­sent­ing it in a blu-ray/DVD com­bo pack fea­tur­ing a new high-def­i­n­i­tion trans­fer and scads of fas­ci­nat­ing extras pro­duced for this release.  Read on for all the shock-and-awe details…





They think they control him. THINK AGAIN!

Dolph Lundgren makes stuff go BOOM! in Joseph Zito’s boombastic 

RED SCORPION, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Synapse Films!

International built-as-hell action star Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Rocky IV) is Lt. Nikolai Rachenko, a Soviet Special Forces “killing machine,” assigned to infil­trate an African rebel upris­ing and assas­si­nate their anti-Communist lead­er.  Taken into cus­tody and tor­tured after the mis­sion fails, he stages a har­row­ing pris­on escape.  Befriended by an African bush­man while on the run, Nikolai dis­cov­ers he was fight­ing on the wrong side of this vio­lent con­flict all along.  Nikolai finds the rebel army once more but, this time, he’s on their side and wages bloody war again­st his for­mer com­rades!

This action-packed con­tro­ver­sial cult clas­sic is now avail­able from Synapse Films in a brand-new 2K high-def­i­n­i­tion trans­fer of the uncen­sored ver­sion, con­tain­ing footage nev­er before seen in the U.S.  Featuring amaz­ing per­for­mances from Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner, Blood Simple) and the late Brion James (Blade Runner, Southern Comfort), RED SCORPION con­tains bloody, blast­ing spe­cial effects from the leg­endary Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Maniac, Friday the 13th).  Loaded with inter­views and oth­er amaz­ing spe­cial fea­tures, this disc will blow you away!

Special Features:

• All-New 2K High-Definition Digital Restoration of the Uncensored Version

• Audio Commentary with Director

Joseph Zito and Mondo Digital’s

Nathaniel Thompson

• All-New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack Mixed Specifically for This Release

• HATH NO FURY – “Dolph Lundgren and the Road to RED SCORPION Featurette”


Video Interview with Producer Jack Abramoff


Video Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini

• Rare Original On-Set Behind-the-Scenes Video Footage

• Animated Still Gallery

• Liner Notes on the Making of RED SCORPION by Jérémie Damoiseau

• Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

• Reversible Cover Design

Disc Info:

Director: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Brion James

Run Time: 106 min­utes

Release Date: June 12, 2012

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Format: DVD/Blu-ray com­bo

Region: All Regions

Price: $29.95

UPC Code: 654930313893

Catalog No.: SFD0115