Schlock-Wire: Full Specs For Synapse’s THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD Blu-Ray/DVD Release

Slasher fans, rejoice: not only are you about to get a reissue of an old-school rarity, you are about to get a remastered director’s cut of it.  Synapse will be releasing The Dorm That Dripped Blood, the first effort from indie horror kingpins Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter.  It also happens to be the film debut of future Melrose Place star Daphne Zuniga.  This set represents the first-ever release of the original directors’ cut of the film – under the original title, Death Dorm – and features added scenes, more gore & a different sound mix.  To sweeten the deal further, it’s an affordably priced Blu-Ray/DVD combo package.  Read on for all the collegiate hack-and-slash details…


The Dorm That Dripped Blood

The Never-Before-Seen Version of the ’80s Slasher Classic!

Synopsis: Synapse Films is proud to present the fullest-length version of Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter’s lost classic, THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. On the eve ofChristmas vacation, a college dormitory stands condemned, the dark halls now vacant and unsafe. Co-ed Joanne Murray and her close friends volunteer to help close down the building, unaware a psychopathic lunatic hides in the shadows. As the students disappear one by one, Joanne discovers the horrifying reality that if she is to survive, she will have to find a way to slay the brutal murderer alone.

If you think you’ve seen this film totally uncut… think again! Synapse Films is proud to present THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD in a never-before-seen alternate version containing additional scenes, extended gore sequences, and a different sound mix. This transfer was created from the only existing 35mm answer print of the original Directors’ Cut entitled DEATH DORM, a version of the film thought to have been lost for thirty years.

Special Features:

– Widescreen (1.66:1) version of the never-before-seen Directors’ Cut, transferred in 1080p High Definition!
– Audio commentary featuring directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter.
– Interviews with composer Christopher Young and make-up FX creator Matthew Mungle.
– Original theatrical trailers.
– Reversible cover with alternate artwork.

Disc Info:

Directors: Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter
Starring: Daphne Zuniga, Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland
Run Time: 88 minutes
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.66:1
Format: DVD/blu-ray combo
Region: All Regions

Price: $29.95

By the way, Synapse has posted a pretty amazing story about the complex work that went into remastering this film – read all about it at their blog:

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