Last year, Synapse Films released Dario Argento's Suspiria as a 2-disc special edition Blu-ray. The release featured a brand-new 4K restoration, and now Synapse has gone back to the 4K scans that served as the source for that widely acclaimed Blu-ray presentation of the film and started from scratch in order to fully take advantage of the opportunities created by Ultra HD!
The exclusive new 4K restoration comes from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative with the original theatrical 4.0 English surround sound mix. Synapse Films’ restored version of the 1977 classic was completed with the supervision and approval of the film’s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli. The film will be available for the first time ever on home video in a true 2160p 4K presentation with High Dynamic Range and a new Dolby Atmos remix!
"We went back to the original 4K files and did a new color correction that took full advantage of the UHD format’s expanded color and high dynamic range capabilities," said Synapse President Don May, Jr. "You might have seen Suspiria in the past, but now you can experience it in a whole new way!"
In the film, Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.
A new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96kHz/24-bit audio, with newly translated removable English SDH subtitles
All-new Dolby Atmos Remix and High Dynamic Range Presentation
Italian 5.1 surround mix, with removable English subtitle translation
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
Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
New Collectible O-Card/Slipcover with Art by Wes Benscoter
You can pre-order Suspiria on 4K Ultra HD today and expect it on or about November 19th.