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New Blu-ray edition of “THE KINDRED” coming from Synapse; details & art

Friday, June 10, 2022 | Blu-ray/DVD, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Following the limited Steelbook Blu-ray/DVD set last year, the ’80s creature-feature favorite is coming back for Halloween.

Synapse Films has announced that it will release THE KINDRED on Blu-ray only October 25, with a retail price of $34.95. Directed by Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter, the 1987 release stars David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays, Talia Balsam and Oscar winners Rod Steiger and Kim Hunter, plus a very nasty, multi-tentacled monster created via impressive practical effects. The region-free Blu-ray will feature a new 4K restoration of the complete, unrated version of the film, presented in 1080p 1.78:1 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 Stereo Surround audio and the original theatrical 2.0 mono sound. Special features are:

  • Audio commentary by directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter, moderated by horror journalist Steve Barton
  • INHUMAN EXPERIMENTS–THE MAKING OF “THE KINDRED,” an all-new documentary produced by Red Shirt Pictures and nominated for the 2022 Rondo Award for Best DVD/Blu-ray Extra (52 mins.)
  • A special compilation of creature effects artist Michael McCracken, Jr.’s never-before-seen on-set footage
  • Still gallery and original storyboards
  • Original theatrical trailer, original video promotional trailer and TV spots
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.