Next year, the ides of March will involve a crazy cult leader, a group of vengeful Vietnam vets and the best of the films to emerge from Sam Raimi’s group of childhood collaborators. Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except is a wild action/horror crossover from director Josh Becker that horror fans will want to check out because Raimi plays the villain, a Manson-esque killer who runs afoul of some soldiers who have come home from the war (Bruce Campbell also co-wrote the film). Synapse is serving it up for fans in a blu-ray/DVD combo pack that will boast a new high-definition transfer and plenty o’ extras. Read for all “cultists & combat” details…
SYNAPSE FILMS PRESENTS
JOSH BECKER’S EXPLOITATION CLASSIC
STARRING ★SAM RAIMI★ AS A MANSON-LIKE HIPPIE CULT LEADER!
WHEN VIOLENCE DEMANDS REVENGE…
THE EXPLOITATION ACTION CLASSIC FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU THE EVIL DEAD AND EVIL DEAD 2!
Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant
Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg.
Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (played by THE EVIL DEAD and SPIDER-MAN trilogy director, Sam Raimi). Stryker teams up with his marine buddies to form an assassination squad to annihilate the gang of crazed killers.
Synapse Films proudly presents THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT in an all-new 2K high-definition transfer from the original negative. Directed by Josh Becker, this “must see” (Detroit Free Press) cult classic features many of the creative personnel responsible for THE EVIL DEAD, including co-writer Bruce Campbell, writer/producer Scott Spiegel (INTRUDER), composer Joseph LoDuca, and actor Ted Raimi.
• All-New High-Definition 2K Digital Restoration from the Original Negative
• The Original Super 8mm Short film, STRYKER’S WAR, starring Bruce Campbell!
• Made in Michigan: The Making of THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT – Featurette
• Two Audio Commentaries featuring Director Josh Becker, Bruce Campbell, and Star Brian Schulz
• All-New Video Interview with Actor/Writer Bruce Campbell
• Deleted Scene with Optional Director’s Commentary
• Alternate Title Sequence
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Alternate Cover Artwork
Director: Josh Becker
Starring: Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel, Brian Schulz
Run Time: 83 minutes
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.66:1
Format: DVD/Blu-ray combo
Region: All regions