After an eternity on Synapse's "coming soon" list, Johan Vandewoestijne's Lucker the Necrophagus finally has specs, a release date and full cover art. Below is Synapse's official press release: ***** YOUR DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! LONG-LOST BELGIAN GORE/HORROR SICKO CLASSIC LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS COMES TO DVD IN MAY FROM SYNAPSE FILMS GORY CULT CLASSIC MAKES ITS AMERICAN DVD DEBUT IN A NEWLY-REMASTERED DIRECTOR’S CUT John Lucker is a deeply disturbed serial rapist and killer. Locked up in a clinic after committing eight murders—and keeping the dead bodies around for his own sexual pleasure!—Lucker manages to escape and flees to the city, searching for the one lone survivor of his previous killing spree. His disgusting rampage continues and more people die one by one. Lucker must find and kill the woman who escaped him the first time…and this time, no one will get in his way! In 1986, a young film school student named Johan Vandewoestijne shocked the film community in Belgium by creating one of the most disturbing, controversial and gory films to ever be released in that country. With little money and a love for the horror genre, Vandewoestijne won the hearts of horror fans worldwide with his little film called LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS. For many years, LUCKER was one of the most sought-after and widely distributed films on the “grey market.” Originally released only on VHS, LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS was distributed poorly; the original film materials were destroyed and LUCKER officially became a “lost” film for over a decade. Now, more than twenty years later, director Vandewoestijne has created the ultimate version of his shocking masterpiece, using the only existing video materials in his possession. Do you dare experience LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS for yourself? Horrific Special Features Include: • 16:9 anamorphic, director-supervised and approved widescreen transfer of the Lucker Director’s Cut (68 minutes) • English audio version • Original VHS version of Lucker the Necrophagus, presented in English with Dutch subtitles (74 minutes) • LUCKER: THE STORY BEYOND THE FILM featurette Look for Synapse Films’ Special Edition DVD of LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS in stores on May 20th, 2008, at a retail price of $19.95. For further information on LUCKER THE NECROPHAGUS, as well as other Synapse Films titles, please visit our website at www.synapse-films.com or visit the Synapse Blog at www.synapsefilms.blogspot.com or our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/synapsefilms.