This update has been posted to pass a long a few bits of news from Synapse Films.  The first regards a delay regarding their forthcoming Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except blu-ray/DVD combo pack release.  The second part regards some award nomination news regarding one of their releases from last year, the Coffin Joe film Embodiment Of Evil.  Both will be of interest to fans of horror and exploitation fare so it is suggestion that you read on for all of the digital details, including links for further info and an opportunity to vote on the award in question…

SYNAPSE FILMS UPDATE!

NEW RELEASE DATE, *APRIL 20, 2012*

THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT

AND SYNAPSE RECEIVES *BEST CLASSIC DVD* NOMINATION

IN THE 10TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON AWARDS!

DON MAY, JR, PRESIDENT OF SYNAPSE FILMS has gone back to the digital drawing board to remaster THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT properly. Synapse had hired an unnamed company to handle the transfer which unfortunately sent back unusable files—unusuable at least by a company of the caliber of Synapse Films. The entire film has been re-remastered for the best possible transfer and the best possible release. The full story, written by Don, is available here:

THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT TRANSFER

Synapse Films proudly presents THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT in an all-new 2K high-definition transfer from the original negative.  Directed by Josh Becker, this “must see” (Detroit Free Press) cult classic features many of the creative personnel responsible for THE EVIL DEAD, including co-writer Bruce Campbell, writer/producer Scott Spiegel (INTRUDER), composer Joseph LoDuca, and actor Ted Raimi. The new release date is APRIL 10, 2012.

SYNAPSE FILMS nominated in the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards!

Synapse Films release of the third part of Coffin Joe’s trilogy, EMBODIMENT OF EVIL, has been nominated for Best Classic DVD in the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards!
The Rondos, as they’re affectionately known, nominate and award creative endeavors seeking to present and preserve classic horror in many forms from film presentation to illustration to articles on classic horror films. We are honored to be mentioned among so many of our peers in the horror fields. Below you can see all of the nominees, which includes Synapse staffer Shade Rupe’s Dark Stars Rising for Book of the Year, and learn how to vote at this link below:

VOTE NOW! for the
10TH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON
AWARDS!

Synapse Films is nominated for

*BEST CLASSIC DVD*:
EMBODIMENT OF EVIL
Starring Coffin Joe!

And for your consideration
*BOOK OF THE YEAR*:
DARK STARS RISING

Thank you all for your vote, and your support!

Synapse Films