SUSPIRIA 40th Anniversary 4K Remastered Blu-Ray Gets Bloody Good Cover Art

Noted independent DVD releasing company Synapse Films announced yesterday that the much-anticipated 4K remastered Steelbook Blu-ray of the cult classic Suspiria is now available for pre-order on their website, Synapse-Flims.com.

And this isn’t just some carelessly put together release; Synapse has been hard at work restoring every frame of the original uncut version of the film for the past three years under the supervision of the film’s original DP, Luciano Tovoli.

   

The film will be featured on one whole disc by itself, to ensure as little video and audio compression as possible, giving fans the best quality display of bright red blood and screams they could hope for. While the second Blu-ray disc will house the special features, which haven’t been finalized as of yet, but are tentatively listed on the site as follows:

  • Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
  • Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
  • Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing 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 96 Khz/24-bit audio
  • Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
  • Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & 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
  • Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
  • “International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
  • Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
  • Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
  • Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
  • Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

And not only that, they’ve also released some amazing looking artwork for the 3-disc set, which you can check out below. No official release date has been set yet, however Synapse explains they “hope to have it released by mid-late November.”

If you’re not usually one to do pre-orders, now’s the time to kick that habit and jump on the bandwagon, because they’re only making 6000 copies of this. I’m not positive how many copies are usually produced but when they put a specific number you best believe that translates to “not very much.”

Please note, If you’re in North America, you can pre-order from their own website. If you’re elsewhere you’ll have to pre-order from DiabolikDVD.com.

 

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Keith Goulette

Keith is a delightful little queer man with a love of awards shows and dark humor. When he’s not busy thinking of puns, he’s either counting the days until Christmas or watching a movie.