Synapse Films will be releasing the Toei discs, in conjunction with Panik House.
About that SCHOOLGIRL HITCHHIKERS thing... we cancelled that a while ago. The original producer was in the process of getting hold of the original film materials from France, but he came under a bit of personal hardship and had some very sad deaths in his family. Last we heard, he was moving back to France and we haven't heard from him in almost two years now... I believe he lost his daughter AND his wife and it was an unimaginably awful time in his life.
After 42ND STREET XXX (I assume you've ALL ordered your copies, right?... if this one sells, we'll do another one for the series!), we don't really have a solid release schedule in order, yet. Because we are currently working on the 7 Toei titles and 3 other Asian titles at the moment (PARTY 7, MADAME O, KARAOKE TERROR), 10 titles in all right now (not to mention many other things like THE KINDRED, ANIMALADA, EXPOSED, ROSARIGASINOS, BASKET CASE 2, THE BOOBY HATCH, BLACK ROSES etc.), we'll have a better idea of our release schedule later in the year. I imagine a lot of Synapse titles will be hitting in the months after the summer. We've been SUPER busy (we really are a company of only a few guys) and juggling 10+ titles at once, we are just doing what we can to get them out as soon as possible. Also, trying to get the website going, too... tons of work...
By the end of the year, we should have at least 7 more titles released for Synapse. I'm just not sure which ones will come together first.
Taking a few months off to get a lot of work done (and to bring you even MORE titles and do the best possible job) is something we needed to do.
We'll also have news of four more titles we picked up shortly. When the time is right, I'll announce them on our blog at: