Dario Argento’s Suspiria is Getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray This November

This classic film will feel new again if these release details are any indication.

By Jay Gervais

Synapse Films is bringing Dario Argento’s classic film, Suspiria, back as a brand-new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this coming November, as reported by the folks over at Rue Morgue. There are a few things to discuss regarding this new release, so do read on if you’re a fan of this film and looking to own what is shaping up to be the best version available of Argento’s masterpiece.

This new edition will restore Suspiria in true 2160p using the uncut, uncensored 35mm camera negative of the film, with color correction being handled by cinematographer Luciano Tovoli. It will also boast a brand-new Dolby Atmos audio remix with a high dynamic range presentation, and the Italian language 5.1 surround mix.

In addition, for the first time ever since the film’s initial release, it will also include the original 4.0 English LCRS sound mix which comes presented in high-resolution DTS-HD-MA 96Hz/24-bit audio with newly translated, removable English subtitles. Also included are the alternate all-English opening and closing credit sequences. Below are the special features announced for this version as well as a couple images.

  • Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth.
  • “Do You Know Anything About Witches?”: 30-minute Suspiria visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
  • “Suzy in Nazi Germany”: Featurette on the German locations from Suspiria.
  • “A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of Suspiria”: All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
  • “Olga’s Story”: Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
  • Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
  • International Classics’ English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from the U.S. release.

You can pre-order this new edition from either Synapse Films for $44.95 or DiabolikDVD for the somewhat cheaper price of $37.99. This item is set to release on November 19th, 2019.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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