Exclusive: New Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and “ZOMBIES” DVDs/Blu-rays from Synapse


New special editions of four classic features by two of the masters of Italian horror, plus a more recently minted Canadian undead opus, are all on the way from Synapse Films. Read on for the exclusive news!

Synapse Films’ Don May Jr. gave Fango the scoop that the company just acquired Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS and DEMONS 2 and Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA. “We’ll be releasing Blu-rays and DVDs of all four in 2013,” he tells us. “We’re getting better hi-def masters of TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA, and we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films. Right now, Calum Waddell and High Rising Productions are working on supplements for DEMONS and DEMONS 2. They’re putting together all kinds of stuff for us on those two, with the participation of Simon Boswell, Alan Jones, Federico Zampaglione and Roy Bava, and many more to be announced. We haven’t started on the TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA extras yet.” Look for more details on these releases (for which the images below do not necessarily represent the cover art) soon.


In addition, Synapse has picked up David J. Francis and Mike Masters’ horror/comedy mockumentary REEL ZOMBIES, about filmmakers attempting to make an undead flick in the midst of a real zombie invasion (see review here), for forthcoming DVD release. “That’s being worked on right now,” May says, adding that the supplements will include “an audio commentary, deleted scenes and a trailer, and maybe more.” Keep your eyes here for more on that one as well, and check out Synapse’s official website.

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