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RUNNING TIME, Starring Bruce Campbell, Comes to Blu-ray and DVD March 16, 2021!

As we all eagerly say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, Synapse Films likewise turns a new page as we release our first titles in our new distribution agreement with MVD Entertainment Group, which has begun handling sales and distribution of our past and future Synapse Films catalog. We're excited to have Josh Becker’s 1997 heist film Running Time as the first new Synapse Films release through MVD, a true sleeper that has slipped under the radar for far too long. Out of print for over a decade, Running Time now comes to Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in a new director-approved Special Edition!

Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead Series, TV’s Burn Notice) stars as Carl, a man who launches a full-scale heist to steal mob money from the prison that just released him. With the help of an old friend (Jeremy Roberts, The People Under the Stairs), a driver and a safe-cracker, Carl’s attempt to carry out the heist is fraught with incompetence and bad luck. As the clock ticks and the circumstances turn tragic, Carl is forced to make the most important decision of his life.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope and filmed over twenty years before Sam Mendes’ 1917, writer/director Josh Becker designed Running Time to play out using the “one continuous shot” technique with no computer-assisted trickery. Expertly photographed and edited on film to take place over 70 minutes of real-time, this gritty crime thriller was shot entirely on location in the streets of Los Angeles.


- All-New 2K scan and restoration of the original camera negative

- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. - Presented for the first time on video with the original theatrical stereo mix

- Audio commentary with writer/director Josh Becker and star Bruce Campbell

- “Run and Gun with Bruce Campbell” – All-new interview/featurette (22 mins.)

- Q&A footage from the Freaky Film Festival Premiere at the University of Illinois

- Original trailer

- Reversible cover art from artists Wes Benscoter and Gerry Kissell


VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.37:1) presentation of the original full-frame theatrical aspect ratio / AVC Codec

AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Original Stereo

SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing


ITEM #: SFD0194

UPC CODE: 654930321799

PRICE: $24.95


VIDEO: Full-frame (1.37:1) presentation of the original full-frame theatrical aspect ratio / NTSC

AUDIO: Dolby Digital English 2.0 Stereo

SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing


ITEM # SFD0195

UPC CODE: 654930321898

PRICE: $19.95

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