After hitting the festival circuit back in 2019, the latest movie from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Synchronic is now available on blu-ray and DVD. The plot concerns two paramedics Steve and Dennis (Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan) in New Orleans who begin noticing many of their recent patients are under the influence of a new legal designer drug called Synchronic. When Dennis' daughter goes missing, with a Synchronic wrapper found in the place she was last seen, Steve (with nothing left to loose after a recent terminal brain tumor diagnosis) begins experimenting with the drug and following clues in order to find out what happened to his friend's daughter. I would say I preferred their previous movie The Endless to this one, but not by a wide margin. They're both pretty strong. These guys have come a long way since the not-so-hot Resolution. I'm generally not a fan of heavy science-fiction and was a little worried this might be one of those abstract movies that don't make any sense, but that fear was for naught as the movie is very accessible and easy to follow. In fact, you spend nearly an hour getting to know these characters and their world before the movie starts to go into the more psychological elements of what exactly this drug is. Once those elements are introduced, it becomes surprising fun and playful for a movie involving a missing daughter, a dissolving marriage, and terminal diagnosis. The ending packs a nice emotional punch as well. It's as much a buddy movie between Mackie and Dornan as it is a psychological sci-fi film. The blu-ray is currently a super affordable $14.96, which isn't bad for a new-release. The making-of is only a brief 15 minutes, but it's not your typical EPK and they pack as much as they can into that time. There's also some other goodies on there, including a commentary and some visual effects examples. The alternate ending isn't serious, it's just a joke involving a rock carving displayed throughout the movie. I can't guarantee this is the type of movie you'll watch over and over, but it's certainly worth seeing. Spring and The Endless both have threads here, and they appear to have fans on the forum. I figured Synchronic deserved a thread too. Anyone else check this out yet?