Exclusive Blu-ray/DVDetails, plus art: Synapse’s “MOSQUITO” and “MANOS”!


Gunnar Hansen fights giant bugs and one of the worst movies ever made are remastered on Synapse Films disc releases this fall. Jump past the jump for the exclusive content info and a look at the covers!

Synapse releases Gary Jones’ 1995 creature feature MOSQUITO and a special edition of Harold P. Warren’s MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE (pictured above) on Blu-ray and DVD October 13. MOSQUITO, in which the titular pests become gigantic after drinking blood from the dead crew of a crashed alien spaceship, will be presented in anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen with the following extras:

• Audio commentary by director/co-writer Gary Jones, director of photography/co-writer Tom Chaney and producer David Thiry
• “Bugging Out!—The Making of MOSQUITO,” an all-new documentary featuring interviews with Jones, Chaney, Thiry, stars Hansen, Tim Lovelace, Rachel Loiselle, Mike Hard and Josh Becker, and more
• Deleted/extended scenes with optional commentary by Jones
• Behind-the-scenes footage with optional commentary by Jones
• Still gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover art by Nathan Thomas Milliner


The MANOS discs will feature an all-new 2K restoration of the cult-classic Texas schlocker and MST3K/RiffTrax favorite, accompanied by these extras:

• Audio commentary by Tom “The Master” Neyman and Jackey Raye “Debbie” Neyman-Jones
• “Hands: The Fate of MANOS” featurette
• “Restoring the Hands of Fate” featurette
• “FELT: The Puppet Hands of Fate” featurette
• “MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE: Grindhouse Edition” (Blu-ray-only bonus)

Each title retails for $24.95 for the Blu-ray, $19.95 for the DVD.


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