Pay attention because here is news on one of Your Humble Reviewer’s most anticipated releases of 2011: one of the all-time grindhouse classics will finally get the digital treatment it deserves this September when Synapse brings back The Exterminator for a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. This set will boast a new anamorphic HD transfer of this exploitation epic and uses the film’s theatrical stereo mix for the first time on home video. It will also include a commentary with writer/director James Glickenhaus. Read on for all the urban guerrilla details…
SYNAPSE FILMS PRESENTS
JAMES GLICKENHAUS’ FLAMETHROWING GRINDHOUSE CLASSIC
THE MAN THEY PUSHED TOO FAR IS COMING FOR YOU—IN HI-DEF!
THE EXPLOITATION REVENGE CLASSIC BURNS ONTO BLU-RAY IN A
NEWLY REMASTERED UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT!
Christopher George, Robert Ginty, and Samantha Eggar star in THE EXTERMINATOR, James Glickenhaus’ explosive story of Vietnam vet John Eastland (Ginty), a man who launches a bloody vendetta against the New York underworld when his best friend is brutally beaten by a vicious street gang. Eastland becomes a vigilante hero to the public, but to police The Exterminator is a psychopath capable of dangerously undermining an entire government administration.
Synapse Films is proud to present
THE EXTERMINATOR in its more violent and gory Director’s Cut, lovingly restored in high-definition from original vault materials. One of the most cold-blooded and controversial revenge films
ever made, this is “a sick example of the almost unbelievable descent into gruesome savagery in American movies.” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
• The Original Director’s Cut Featuring More Gore and Violence
• The Newly Discovered Original Stereo Soundtrack Mix
• Audio Commentary by Director James Glickenhaus
• Theatrical Trailer and Television Spots (HD)
Director: James Glickenhaus
Starring: Christopher George, Robert Ginty, and Samantha Eggar
Run Time: 104 minutes
Release Date: Sept 13, 2011
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1)
Formats: Blu-ray and DVD
Region: Blu-ray and DVD: All Regions
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $29.95