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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: SFD0208
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 654930323199
  • Street Date: 10/25/22
  • PreBook Date: 09/20/22
  • Label: Synapse Films »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 93 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 1987
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Kim Hunter
  • Actor: Philip Lloyd
  • Actor: David Allen Brooks
  • Actor: Talia Balsam
  • Actor: Amanda Pays
  • Director: Jeffrey Obrow, Stephen Carpenter


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The Kindred

Dr. Amanda Hollins calls on her son John to eliminate all evidence of her genetic experiments, including a monster named "Anthony"!

The Kindred
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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).


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Bonus Materials

  • 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 for the deaf and hard of hearing

Sales Points

  • One of the last great practical effects horror films of the 1980s
  • Stars Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night), Kim Hunter (Planet of the Apes - 1968), Amanda Pays (Leviathan), Talia Balsam (No Strings Attached) and David Allen Brooks (Cast Away)
  • From the writing and directing team of Jeffrey Obrow & Stephen Carpenter (Dean R. Koontz's Servants of Twilight)
  • 1987 Theatrical Release. Over $2.4 million box office!

Press Quotes

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.


Deep flesh tones and heavy primaries look spectacular.

     —Matt Paprocki, Doblu

As a showcase for what talented creature creators on a budget could accomplish, The Kindred is tough to beat.

     —Movieline Online

Synapse knocks the release out of the park

     —STEVEN LEWIS, It’s Bloggin Evil!

The Practical FX work here is the star. The intelligent and effective use of creatures is the reason The Kindred is so successful.

     —ADAM KAUTZER, The Movie Isle

great new release

     —MIKE SPRING, Live For Film

eighties gore- and latex effects-infused variation on the fifties "creature feature"

     —ERIC COTENAS, DVD Compare


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