Following sold-out screenings around the world and the successful Synthrider Festival online, The Rise of the Synths is being made available as part of a special edition DVD and Blu-Ray for a limited time only!
This limited edition is a must-buy for fans of synthwave, John Carpenter and the 80s.
DVD or Blu-Ray or VHS copy of film, The Rise of the Synths.
ACCESS (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD) TO OVER 60 MINUTES OF EXTENDED SCENES, ALTERNATIVE CUTS, OUTTAKES AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN FOOTAGE AND PICTURES OF THE PRODUCTION (INCLUDING SOME OF THE FILMING OF THE NARRATION) ALL SPECIALLY CURATED BY THE DIRECTOR!
Digital download of the Original Soundtrack
Exclusive The Rise of the Synths movie poster (80’s magazine pull-out style, folded)
Digital Download of the documentary.
LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Documentary film. 82 minutes. hd
Written and directed by iván castell
Narrated by John Carpenter
Original Soundtrack by Ogre
Produced by castell & moreno films (spain) and 9am media lab (USA)
“Will delight music lovers and fans of
synthesizers and the 80s…”
“A narrative and audiovisual achievement…
This movie smells like popcorn… and passion”
“A stylish and nostalgic celebration of a truly
unique and irreverently cool style of music”
“A fascinating, witty trip through time”
“Hits all the right notes”
“Too awesome to overlook”
“Pulsing electronic soundtrack
to go back
LOCKDOWN GOT YOU DOWN AND LONGING FOR SIMPLER TIMES? DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO GO BACK AND ENJOY EVERYTHING THAT WAS GREAT ABOUT THE 80S AND CELEBRATE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SYNTHWAVE.
Narrated by iconic director John Carpenter, The Rise Of The Synths travelled to 9 countries to interview the scene’s biggest stars and original trailblazers. The film explores the roots of the now breakout Synthwave scene, charting its humble online and underground beginnings to itsimpact on today’s pop culture.
So what is Synthwave? An irresistible blend of nostalgia and music; of creative processes and cultural references; of reappropriation and legitimate creation. More than a random revival, Synthwave has become a celebration of shared memories, with an ever-evolving sound now emerging as a chart topping worldwide retro cultural phenomenon.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS
“A delicious piece of nostalgia”
“What a beautiful love letter to Synthwave”
“80s Stallone though. Stole the show”
“Wow, what a gorgeous documentary”
“This has made me relive my childhood”
“You can’t miss this. Visually wild”
**Pre-order items need to be purchased separately**
After completing your pre-order you will receive two emails from our store. The first email will confirm your pre-order. The second will inform you that the pre-order is “already available” [on the 16/10/2020]”. Please disregard this second message which is auto-generated but does not apply to DVD/Blu-ray/VHS pre-orders. The pre-order campaign window is due to close on November 1st. Once closed, we will start the physical production of your order, with shipping due in December. You will however be able to access your digital copy and extra features before this. A separate email with the relevant links will be emailed to you in November.
What will I receive with my limited edition?
This limited edition includes a DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS copy of the theatrical version of the film (based on your selection) together with an exclusive “magazine style pull-out” movie poster. You will also be sent a link to download the digital version of the film, the digital version of the original soundtrack, as well as over 60 minutes of extended scenes, alternative cuts, outtakes and previously unseen footage.
Do you accept international orders?
Yes. We offer free shipping worldwide to most countries, and accept most currencies through our secure payment processing system. Whilst payments are processed in U.S. Dollars, you will see the equivalent charge in your currency on your bank or credit card statement.
When will I receive my digital copy of the film and soundtrack?
You will receive your links to the digital version of the documentary and soundtrack during November.
Will the release have subtitles?
The DVD and Blu-ray versions have subtitles in English, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The VHS version will have subtitles only in English, integrated in the film. The extended footage will have English subtitles where another language is spoken.
When will I receive my DVD/Blu-Ray?
We are manufacturing these sets to order and expect to ship from the U.S. in early December. Your items will be sent tracked. VHS might take a little longer. While we will make every effort to ensure a fast delivery, due to the unpredictable measures that can affect international shipments and manufacturing, we are not able to guarantee delivery before Christmas.
Will the Blu-Ray/DVD be region free?
Yes, Both formats are region-free.
What's the VHS format?
The VHS is in NTSC, but afaik (and according to specs) a standard PAL VCR should be able to playback an NTSC tape on a PAL TV.
Is the documentary available on streaming services?
The documentary is not available to stream or watch anywhere else. We have no plans to launch further DVD/Blu-Ray sales after this campaign ends and there are no plans for the moment to release the film in VOD.
Is there a download only option?
No. At present, the only way to buy the film is as part of this Limited Edition. We may consider providing a download-only option in the future.
What is your refund policy?
We offer a full refund up until 14 days after the date of the purchase or the date that you download any digital content (whichever is sooner). Because these items are made-to-order, we are not offering refunds after this point apart for in cases of manufacturing defects (which we will first seek to rectify with a replacement item).
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