Here comes some of the most exciting cult movie home video news of the year: Synapse has announced details for their long-awaited special edition of release of Thundercrack! This legendary underground movie from Curt McDowell offers a one-of-a-kind mix of “old dark house” horror, overripe Hollywood melodrama and hardcore adult filmmaking. Better yet, it boasts a script full of unforgettable purple-prose dialogue by George Kuchar, who also stars in this avant-epic. Read on for all the subversive satire details, including a rundown of the set’s tantalizing special features…
YEARS IN THE MAKING! SYNAPSE FILMS’ HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BLU-RAY RESTORATION OF THE UNDERGROUND FILM CLASSIC THUNDERCRACK! WILL FINALLY BE UNLEASHED THIS DECEMBER!
“Without question, THUNDERCRACK! is one of the great underground sleaze epics, and a touchstone for all independent filmmakers to come!” – Shock Cinema Magazine
One of our most anticipated releases ever, THUNDERCRACK! comes to DVD and Blu-ray this December in one of Synapse Films’ most-packed special editions yet!
Witness if you dare… THUNDERCRACK!… the world’s only underground kinky art adult horror film, complete with four men, three women and rampaging circus animals. With the initial setup of an atmospheric gothic tale — a dark and stormy night breakdown featuring a creepy old house on the hill — it quickly turns into an eerie orgy of graphic humor, horror and sex. A tour de force of underground filmmaking with a plot beyond description, this film fully exposes itself with amazing dialogue and trash-noir lighting through which to peer at the pickles, the puke and the polymorphs.
In 1975, Curt McDowell and writer/actor George Kuchar created the exceptionally perverse and utterly brilliant THUNDERCRACK!, a film not recommended for those with tender sensibilities. A true cult classic that has shocked, excited and amazed audiences worldwide for 40 years, this presentation is the first ever official North American video release!
TWO-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
– New high-definition transfer of THUNDERCRACK! in its original filmed aspect ratio of 1.33:1
– Rare, archival interview segments with Curt McDowell on the second audio commentary track
– BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE! IT CAME FROM KUCHAR (87 mins) – The definitive documentary on the underground filmmaking twin brothers, George and Mike Kuchar, directed by Jennifer Kroot (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE!)
– BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE! BONUS DVD, featuring rare interviews, short films, THUNDERCRACK! audition footage, outtakes and MORE!
– Chapter Selections