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!

ThunCrk-bluWithout 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!

NOT RATED – 1975 – 160 MINS. – B&W – 2.0 Mono – 1.33:1

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

THUNDERCRACK! DOUBLE-DISC BLU-RAY    THUNDERCRACK! SINGLE-DISC DVD
ITEM NUMBER: SFD0155            ITEM NUMBER: SFD0158
UPC CODE: 654930317891            UPC CODE: 654930318195
SUGGESTED RETAIL: $39.95            SUGGESTED RETAIL: $29.95
FILE UNDER: HORROR                FILE UNDER: HORROR

THUNDERCRACK! BLU-RAY SPECIFICATION :
VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.33:1) Presentation / AVC Codec
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Mono
SUBTITLE: English SDH, French, Spanish, German
REGION: A, B and C

THUNDERCRACK! DVD SPECIFICATION:
VIDEO: Full-Frame (1.33:1) / NTSC
AUDIO: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
SUBTITLE: English SDH, French, Spanish, German
REGION: All (0)