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Get your Lundgren on! The action classic Red Scorpion on its way to Blu-ray

04.12.2012by: Andy Madrzak

Oh hell to the yeah! With Dolph Lundgren's career back on track for the past couple of years, it was inevitable that some of his classics from the golden age of guy flicks (that's the 80s - as if you didn't know) would get re-released. And there you go - thanks to the good folks at Synapse Films, the oldschool awesomeness that is RED SCORPION is about to hit store shelves this June, as a Blu-ray/DVD combo. Scope out the official release and specs below. Or, if you can't contain you excitement, go right ahead and preorder the flick right HERE.

International action star Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables) is Lt. Nikolai Rachenko, a Soviet Special Forces "killing machine" assigned to infiltrate an African rebel uprising and assassinate their anti-Communist leader. Taken into custody and tortured after the mission fails, he stages a harrowing prison escape. Befriended by an African bushman while on the run, Nikolai discovers he was fighting on the wrong side of this violent conflict all along. Nikolai finds the rebel army once more but, this time, he's on their side and wages bloody war against his former comrades! This action-packed controversial cult classic is now available from Synapse Films in a brand-new 2K high-definition transfer of the uncensored version, containing footage never before seen in the U.S. Featuring amazing performances from Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple) and the late Brion James (Blade Runner), RED SCORPION contains bloody special effects from the legendary Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th). Loaded with interviews and other amazing special features, this disc will blow you away!

Bonus Features:

All-New 2K High-Definition Digital Restoration of the Uncensored Version
Audio Commentary with Director Joseph Zito and Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson All-New DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack Mixed Specifically for This Release
HATH NO FURY - DOLPH LUNDGREN AND THE ROAD TO RED SCORPION Featurette
ASSIGNMENT: AFRICA - Video Interview with Producer Jack Abramoff
SCORPION TALES - Video Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
Rare Original On-Set Behind-the-Scenes Video Footage
Animated Still Gallery
Liner Notes on the Making of RED SCORPION by Jeremie Damoiseau
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
Reversible Cover Design

Looks like a treat for reel action aficionados. RED SCORPION hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 12th.

Extra Tidbit: What other 80s gems would you like to see getting the BR treatment?

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1:21PM on 04/12/2012
Fun Fact: the movie was made with the help of the Apartheid government in South Africa which saw the flick as helpful propaganda in their campaigns to discredit Nelson Mandela as a communist & support the South African invasion of Angola! Hence why as you see in the special features one of the producers is the one and only Jack Abramoff (yeah, THAT Jack Abramoff) who at the time was lobbying on behalf of the Apartheid government & Apartheid's favorite black guy, genocidal Angolan warlord Jonas
Fun Fact: the movie was made with the help of the Apartheid government in South Africa which saw the flick as helpful propaganda in their campaigns to discredit Nelson Mandela as a communist & support the South African invasion of Angola! Hence why as you see in the special features one of the producers is the one and only Jack Abramoff (yeah, THAT Jack Abramoff) who at the time was lobbying on behalf of the Apartheid government & Apartheid's favorite black guy, genocidal Angolan warlord Jonas Savimbi.

Lots of the cheesy 80s action movies we love were essentially propaganda, but this one really was.
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