Full details/art: Adult-horror cult fave “THUNDERCRACK!” attacks Blu-ray/DVD


A years-in-the-making restoration of an underground-cinema classic is finally ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Read on for the complete info and first look at cover art for Synapse Films’ THUNDERCRACK!

Directed, photographed and edited by Curt McDowell and scripted by George Kuchar, both heroes of the independent film scene, 1975’s THUNDERCRACK! is described as “the world’s only underground kinky art adult horror film, complete with four men, three women and rampaging circus animals. With the initial setup of an atmospheric gothic tale—a dark and stormy night breakdown featuring a creepy old house on the hill—it quickly turns into an eerie orgy of graphic humor, horror and sex.” Synapse has restored the movie in high definition for its first official North American home video release December 8 on region-free Blu-ray and DVD, presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Both editions will include rare archival interview segments with McDowell on a second audio commentary track, and the two-disc Blu-ray release will also include IT CAME FROM KUCHAR, Jennifer Kroot’s definitive 87-minute documentary on George and his filmmaking twin brother Mike, plus a bonus DVD featuring:

• Rare interviews
• Short films
• THUNDERCRACK! audition footage
• Outtakes

And more. Retail prices are $39.95 for the Blu-ray set and $29.95 for the DVD.


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