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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 EXTERMINATOR!


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)

Special Features:

• 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)

Disc Info:

Director: James Glickenhaus
Starring: Christopher George, Robert Ginty, and Samantha Eggar
Run Time: 104 minutes
Release Date: Sept 13, 2011
Language:
English
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