Blue Underground has announced that on July 25th they will be releasing a brand-new 3-disc limited edition set of Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome. Argento die-hards will likely be very interested in this as it appears to be a step above the previous Blu-ray Blue Underground put out a few years back. This go around you get 3 discs — 1 Blu-ray and 2 DVDs — that are loaded with new bonus content along with all the previous content and best of all this has a brand-new 2k restoration from the original uncensored camera negative. Hey, I’m sold. I want all the best versions off all the Argento films on Blu-ray. Give me, give me, give me!
When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre “Stendhal Syndrome” – a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer’s madness more intimately than she ever imagined.
Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine’s “Sexiest Woman in the World” Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO). Previously edited outside of Italy, Blue Underground proudly presents THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a gorgeous new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and bursting with brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!
Disc 1 Extras:
•NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse
•Three Shades Of Asia – NEW Interview with Star Asia Argento
•Prisoner Of Art – NEW Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
•Sharp As A Razor – NEW Interview with Special Makeup Artist Franco Casagni
•Poster & Still Gallery
Disc 2 Extras:
•Director: Dario Argento
•Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini
•Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti
•Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi
•Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng
BONUS: Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold