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Popcorn will finally get the Blu-ray treatment from Synapse Films

Jan. 24, 2014by: Eric Walkuski

Crazy early 90s horror-comedy POPCORN, starring the still-adorable Jill Schoelen, is getting the Blu-ray treatment at long last courtesy of Synapse Films.

This release will give fans a brand-new 2K restoration of the film, taken directly from original vault materials. Supplementary materials from Michael Felsher’s Red Shirt Pictures will round out the exciting package. While the line-up of bonus materials has not yet been finalized, it will feature a retrospective documentary on the making of and legacy of Popcorn along with more extra features currently in the planning stages.

Among the rumored new special features: never before seen behind-the-scenes photos, documents, vintage interview tapes and a never used original movie poster design.

There is no set release date yet, but Synapse Films claims Halloween is the target on its Facebook page. Keep it here for more updates as they come in!

If you've never seen the film, or have forgotten all about it, here's the synopsis:

Maggie (Jill Schoelen) has been suffering recently from terrifying and realistic dreams. When film students hold a "horror-thon" to raise money for their department, they discover a film from the 1960s called THE POSSESSOR which mirrors the events in Maggie's nightmares. The director of THE POSSESSOR was a maniac and a mass-murderer who killed his wife before an audience and then burned them all alive. Now the students themselves are the victims of a real psychotic killer whose crimes are inspired by the gruesome horror movie.

Bring on Toby!

Extra Tidbit: Who was - and still is - a fan of POPCORN?
Source: Synapse Films

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