Schlock-Wire: Synapse To Revive FRANKENHOOKER On Blu-Ray In November

Synapse Films seem to be cornering the market when it comes to putting vintage 42nd Street scuzz on blu-ray: recently they issued The Exterminator in a blu-ray redux and now they’ve set their sights on one of the last great 42nd street sleaze classics, Frankenhooker.  This delightful Frankenstein riff from the mind of Frank Henenlotter has been treated to a new high-def transfer and sonic remix, plus it will revive extras from the out-of-print Unearthed Films DVD.  Read on for all the hooker-horror details…




Frank Henenlotter’s cult classic puts the blue flesh in Blu-ray with this feast of fiendish 42nd Street fleshpots!

From Frank Henenlotter, the creator of the BASKET CASE trilogy and BRAIN DAMAGE, comes FRANKENHOOKER, a gory horror-comedy twist on the Frankenstein legend.

When Jeffrey Franken’s fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life.  He reassembles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City’s finest prostitutes, and resurrects her during a heavy lightning storm.  Unfortunately for Jeffrey, his dear Elizabeth’s brain is scrambled and she runs amok on 42nd Street, turning tricks and bringing high-voltage death to her customers!

Synapse Films is proud to present the uncut version of FRANKENHOOKER in an all-new 2K high-definition transfer created from original vault materials and digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound!

**** – Best of the Year! – Joe Bob Briggs

Special Features and Disc Info:

– Audio Commentary with Director Frank Henenlotter and

– Make-Up Effects Designer Gabe Bartalos

– A Salad That Was Once Named Elizabeth – Patty Mullen Featurette

– A Stitch in Time: The Make-Up Effects of Frankenhooker – Featurette

– Turning Tricks: Jennifer Delora Remembers Frankenhooker – Featurette

– Theatrical Trailer

Director: Frank Henenlotter

Starring: James Lorinz, Patty Mullen, Louise Lasser, Jennifer Delora

Run Time: 85 minutes

Release Date: November 8, 2011

Language: English (DTS-HD MA English 5.1 Surround / DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stere0)

Aspect Ratio: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1:78:1)

Format: Blu-ray

Price: $24.95

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