The Kindred (Standard 1080p Blu-ray Release)


Director: Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter
Starring: David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays, Talia Balsam, Kim Hunter, Rod Steiger
Runtime: 93 minutes
Release Date: October 25, 2022
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
Format: 1080p Blu-ray
Region: All Regions

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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

“After many years of waiting by fans, Synapse Films has finally rescued The Kindred, offering it up in a package that features an excellent presentation and great extras. Highly recommended.” – The Digital Bits

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 restoration 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 produced by Red Shirt Pictures (52 mins.), nominated for the 2022 Rondo Award for “Best DVD/Blu-ray Extra”.
  • 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