Synapse Films Giving Bruce Campbell Thriller 'Running Time' Its Blu-ray Debut Next Year


Synapse Films is set to kick off 2021 in style with the 1997 Bruce Campbell-starring heist film Running Time, which will mark the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray and the first title in their new distribution agreement with MVD Entertainment Group.


Touted as "a true sleeper that has slipped under the radar for far too long" and out of print for over a decade, the Josh Becker-directed thriller comes to Blu-ray and DVD March 16th, 2021.


In Running Time, Bruce Campbell 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), 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."


Special Features:

  • 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

You can head on over to the Synapse Films website to pre-order your copy today!



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