Synapse does con­sis­tent­ly strong work in restor­ing vin­tage fare but they also have an ever-grow­ing side­line in cur­rent films.  They’ll add anoth­er notch to that belt in October when they release South Of Heaven, an over-the-top revenge tale with an eclec­tic cast that includes cult favorite Jonathan Gries as well as star­let Diora Baird.  It will include an anamor­phic trans­fer, a 5.1 stereo mix and a nice lit­tle com­ple­ment of spe­cial fea­tures.  Read on for all the neo-noirish details…

NOBODY IS HIS NAME. 

REVENGE IS HIS GAME!

A bold anti-hero origin story steeped with atmosphere and ultraviolence!

When Roy Coop fin­ished his stint in the Navy, he only had two things on his mind: see­ing his broth­er Dale, and writ­ing the great American nov­el. What he gets, how­ev­er, is the home­com­ing from Hell! A pair of vio­lent vaude­vil­lians (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE’s Jon Gries, and Thomas Jay Ryan) mis­take him for his broth­er, look­ing to col­lect on a debt he didn’t know he owed.

Eight fin­gers lat­er, Roy is burnt to a crisp, forged by fire into a new man. Roy is dead. Nobody is born.

Now it’s Nobody’s turn to have his wicked revenge, and to save his broth­er before it’s too late. Wrapped in ban­dages and ready for blood, Nobody is deter­mined to kill those that gets in his way, even the mur­der­ing masochist named Mad Dog Mantee (Shea Whigham, MACHETE and HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE).

Dodging bul­lets and dodg­ing dames, Nobody meets the nasty né’er-do-wells Lily (Diora Baird, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING) and Veronica (Elina Löwensohn, SCHINDLER’S LIST). In this won­der­ful neo-film-noir, vio­lence and vengeance are des­tined to meet in a lit­tle town they call… SOUTH OF HEAVEN.

Special Features and Disc Info (SOUTH OF HEAVEN):

- Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director J.L. Vara, Star Shea Whigham and oth­er cast/crew. Critic Commentary includes Todd Brown (twitchfilm.com), Scott Weinberg (fearnet.com) and Devin Faraci (badassdigest.com)

- Three Short Films by Director J.L. Vara: MISERABLE ORPHAN, AZOLE DKMUNTCH and A BOY AND HIS FETUS

Director: J.L. Vara

Starring: Shea Whigham, Diora Baird, Elina Löwensohn

Run Time: 97 min­utes

Release Date: October 11, 2011

Language: English (5.1 Surround)

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic 1.78:1

Format: DVD

Price: $19.95