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Synapse Films (Firm : Novi, Mich.)

Overview
Works: 126 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 2,998 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Propaganda films  Drama  Historical films  Horror films  War television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: DD253.25, 943.086
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Synapse Films (Firm : Novi, Mich.)
Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag, 1934 = Triumph of the will. by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nurmeberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer
Stalingrad( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage and eyewitness accounts from both the German and the Russian perspectives tell the story of the Battle of Stalingrad, which sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians, and marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany
The definitive document of the dead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at Romero's creative process. The Definitive Document of The Dead is a loving portrait of a horror legend, and a must-see for any hardcore horror fan!
Triumph des Willen : das document vom Reichsparteitag 1934( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical document of the 1934 Congress of the National Socialist German Workers Party, Party Day of Victory, September 4-10, Nuremberg. This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler, is widely regarded as the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are gatherings, marches, and parade reviews. There are also speeches by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess, along with samples of the monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer
Dawn of the dead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to cult horror film "Night of the Living Dead," where recently-dead corpses return to life to attack and devour the living. Two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. members and their friends fight the zombies and ruthless bandits for possession of a shopping mall
Morituris : legions of the dead( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovely Romanian girls take a trip with three Italian men to a rumored midnight rave in the middle of a dark forest. As the gang proceeds on foot to their final destination, a mysterious graveyard is discovered, and bloodthirsty undead Roman gladiators rise from the dead to torture and mutilate their victims! For the two women, an already terrifying night is about to get much, much worse, as the zombified warriors hunt down the group to tear their heads off! Will anyone survive the night?
Invasion USA( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mysterious stranger engages a diverse group of Manhattan bar patrons in a discussion on the best way to beat communism. Suddenly, a real Red Alert is declared and enemy parachutists by the thousands begin landing on American soil! Soon atom bombs are dropping, skyscrapers are crumbling and fifth columnists are taking over key industries. Through it all, a suave, street-smart reporter and a beautiful debutante desperately try to find time for romance amid the chaos."--Container
Teruo Ishii's Horrors of malformed men( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young medical student, Hirosuke, assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve the mystery of a weird doppleganger. Traveling from circus sideshows to a desolate island, he discovers a web-fingered madman who surgically remakes normal human beings into misshapen monsters. But that is only the beginning, for Hirosuke has yet to learn the shocking truth about the strange island and his family's shameful past.""--Container
Long weekend( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple attempts to revive their failing marriage by going on a weekend camping trip to a deserted stretch of Australian coastline. They carelessly litter, shoot guns, and even leave a wounded animal behind. Soon the animals begin to seek revenge
Triumph of the will : Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer
Wild zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aliens invade Earth, people return to life as flesh eating zombies
Curtains( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker. He's searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character Audra, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her. Unfortunately, a crazed killer in a disgusting 'hag' mask is viciously murdering them one by one
Twins of evil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two orphaned identical twins, Maria and Frieda Gellhorn, move to the village of Karnstein to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, a fanatical puritan and leader of the local witch-hunting brotherhood. The village Count, an evil man who secretly practices Satanism, uses black magic and transforms into a vampire. Unhappy with her new life, Frieda seeks escape and tragically falls under the spell of the Count. Now overcome with an insatiable hunger for human blood, Frieda has to hide her secret from her sister, and escape her uncle's killing grasp!
Danse macabre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer meets Edgar Allan Poe and Lord Blackwood at an inn. They bet him that he can't spend the night alone in a certain castle on All Soul's Eve. On that night, every person who ever died there re-enacts his deaths. He meets the beautiful Elizabeth Blackwood and discovers she has no heartbeat. He sees several horrible murders replayed by the dead inhabitants. When he discovers that they plan to kill him for his blood he runs outside and is impaled on an iron fence. Poe and Blackwood arrive and collect their money from his pocket
Maniac cop by William Lustig( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City is terrorized by a series of brutal mutilation murders. The public is outraged, because it is discovered that the killer is a cop. Innocent policemen are killed by the panic-stricken public
The deli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny, a delicatessen owner, plays the same numbers every week for his mother. The one week he doesn't play, his mother's numbers come up and he hatches a madcap plan to raise the prize money
Kaidan hebionna = Snake woman's curse (Kaidan hebi-onna)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In feudal Japan, killing a snake is bad luck, and ancient legends foretell a terrible curse that will befall anyone who brings harm to even a single serpent. When Chobei Onuma, the wealthy landlord of a rural village, causes the death of a poor farmer living on his land, and then enslaves the man's wife and beautiful daughter, he receives such a curse from the dead man's spirit. Madness and death await the Onuma family, proving that wealth and comfort are no protection from vengeful spirits bent on satisfying a death-grudge."--Container
Shiryo no wana = Evil dead trap by Toshiharu Ikeda( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nami hosts a late night home video program. She receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away. As she gets closer to the truth, she and her friends are subjected to a brutal nightmare
Street trash by J. Michael Muro( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways--eighteen-year-old Fred (Mike Lackey) and his younger brother, Kevin (Mark Sferrazza)--live in a tire hut in the back of an auto wrecking yard. Life is hard, but the most lethal threat to the boys is the mysterious case of "Tenafly Viper" wine in Ed's liquor store window. The stuff is forty years old ... and it's gone bad. REAL bad! Anyone who drinks it melts in seconds, and it's only a dollar a bottle."--Container
Budo : the art of killing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Japanese martial arts, including judo, aikido, sumo wrestling, and swordplay
 
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Synapse Films (Firm : Bloomington, Ill.)

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