Schlock-Wire: Synapse Brings RED SCORPION To Blu-Ray And DVD In June

Attention, fans of old-school action flicks: a hefty dose of vintage cine-machismo is coming your way in June, courtesy of Synapse Films.  Red Scorpion is a Dolph Lundgren vehicle directed by Joseph Zito of Invasion U.S.A. fame.  It has a top-flight cast, tons of action, a few choice Tom Savini gore effects and a fascinating backstory that involves one of the most controversial figures in modern U.S. politics.  Synapse will be presenting it in a blu-ray/DVD combo pack featuring a new high-definition transfer and scads of fascinating extras produced for this release.  Read on for all the shock-and-awe details…





They think they control him. THINK AGAIN!

Dolph Lundgren makes stuff go BOOM! in Joseph Zito’s boombastic

RED SCORPION, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Synapse Films!

International built-as-hell action star Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Rocky IV) is Lt. Nikolai Rachenko, a Soviet Special Forces “killing machine,” assigned to infiltrate an African rebel uprising and assassinate their anti-Communist leader.  Taken into custody and tortured after the mission fails, he stages a harrowing prison escape.  Befriended by an African bushman while on the run, Nikolai discovers he was fighting on the wrong side of this violent conflict all along.  Nikolai finds the rebel army once more but, this time, he’s on their side and wages bloody war against his former comrades!

This action-packed controversial cult classic is now available from Synapse Films in a brand-new 2K high-definition transfer of the uncensored version, containing footage never before seen in the U.S.  Featuring amazing performances from Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner, Blood Simple) and the late Brion James (Blade Runner, Southern Comfort), RED SCORPION contains bloody, blasting special effects from the legendary Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Maniac, Friday the 13th).  Loaded with interviews and other amazing special features, this disc will blow you away!

Special Features:

• All-New 2K High-Definition Digital Restoration of the Uncensored Version

• Audio Commentary with Director

Joseph Zito and Mondo Digital’s

Nathaniel Thompson

• All-New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack Mixed Specifically for This Release

• HATH NO FURY – “Dolph Lundgren and the Road to RED SCORPION Featurette”


Video Interview with Producer Jack Abramoff


Video Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini

• Rare Original On-Set Behind-the-Scenes Video Footage

• Animated Still Gallery

• Liner Notes on the Making of RED SCORPION by Jérémie Damoiseau

• Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

• Reversible Cover Design

Disc Info:

Director: Joseph Zito

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Brion James

Run Time: 106 minutes

Release Date: June 12, 2012

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Format: DVD/Blu-ray combo

Region: All Regions

Price: $29.95

UPC Code: 654930313893

Catalog No.: SFD0115

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