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Synapse Films Re-Releasing ‘The Kindred’ Special Edition Blu-Ray in the US This October



Synapse Films Re-Releasing 'The Kindred' Special Edition Blu-Ray in the US This October

Synapse Films is re-releasing directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter‘s 1987 horror monster classic The Kindred on Blu-Ray in the United States on October 25th, 2022 in the form of a social edition. We have also included a look at the cover artwork below, along with a direct link to pre-order a copy of the film RIGHT HERE!


Academy Award-winning screen legends Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night; Duck, You Sucker) and Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire; Planet of the Apes) star in The Kindred, a chilling tale of a genetic experiment gone wrong… very wrong!

Synopsis: “Kim Hunter is Dr. Amanda Hollins, a molecular scientist who calls on her son John (David Allen Brooks) to eliminate all evidence of her genetic experiments… most specifically her “Anthony Journals.” Dr. Philip Lloyd (Steiger), an acquaintance of Hollins who is familiar with her experiments, wants to continue her studies no matter the cost! John heads to his isolated childhood home with a group of friends to uncover his mother’s research and destroy it all. There’s something else in the house, however… something watching and waiting… a tentacled creature born from the desire to alter human evolution. It’s evil. It’s mad. It’s ready to kill!

One of the best “creature features” of the 1980s, utilizing all practical special effects, The Kindred also stars Amanda Pays (TV’s “The Flash”, Leviathan) and Talia Balsam (TV’s “Mad Men”, “Homeland”).


  • All-new 4K high-definition remaster of the unrated version of the film
  • New 5.1 English stereo surround remix (Original 2.0 mono theatrical mix also included)
  • Audio commentary with directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter, moderated by horror journalist Steve Barton
  • Inhuman Experiments – The Making of “The Kindred,” an all-new documentary (52 mins.)
  • A special compilation of creature effects artist Michael McCracken, Jr.’s never-before-seen on-set footage (18 mins.)
  • Still gallery and original storyboards
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original video promotional trailer
  • TV spots
  • Optional English subtitles

Do you already own as copy of The Kindred when it was first released by Synapse Films? If not, will you be making a purchase this time around when it gets another release in October? As usual, you can let us know the answers to both questions down in our comments section below this post.

You can pre-order the special edition release of The Kindred on Blu-Ray from

The Kindred Special Edition US Blu-Ray