Kindred, The (3000 Limited Steelbook + Slipcover) [1080p Blu-ray/DVD/CD Soundtrack]


Director: Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter
Starring: David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays, Talia Balsam, Kim Hunter, Rod Steiger
Runtime: 93 minutes
Release Date: December 14, 2021
Language: DTS-HD MA English 5.1 Stereo Surround / DTS HD-MA English 2.0 Theatrical Mono
Aspect Ratio: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation [BLU-RAY] & Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation [DVD]
Formats: 1080p Blu-ray / DVD / Compact Disc
Region: All Region

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“If ever there was an unheralded, long-lost classic from the eighties this is it. It plays like the great missing H.P. Lovecraft adaptation that Stuart Gordon forgot to tell you he made.” – Kindertrauma

As Synapse Films prepares to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2022, perhaps no film in the company’s storied history has been as anticipated as The Kindred. After many years and a lot of hard work, The Kindred is finally ready to be unleashed, making its worldwide Blu-ray debut with a stellar new 4K restoration of the complete, unrated version of the film, accompanied by plenty of extras.

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!

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).




Special Features
  • New 4K high-definition remaster of the unrated version of the film
  • New 5.1 stereo surround sound 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 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 and TV spots
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Booklet featuring writing by film scholar and horror expert Michael Gingold
  • CD soundtrack of the beautiful original film score by David Newman
  • Limited Edition O-Card/Slipcover with art by Wes Benscoter, with additional Steelbook artwork by Alexandros Pyromallis