After years of waiting, we’re finally getting a brand new transfer of Dario Argento’s iconic Suspiria! Here’s the press release to prove it! Happy Halloween!!!
Synapse Films, Inc. has acquired the North American home-video rights to the 1977 classic horror film Suspiria directed by Italian horror master Dario Argento. Described as “one of the scariest films of all time” by Entertainment Weekly, Suspiria stars the beautiful Jessica Harper as a young girl caught up in a coven of witches controlling a German dance academy.
Synapse Films, Inc. will work closely with Technicolor Rome and Technicolor Los Angeles to create an all-new high-definition 2K scan from the original negative for a possible 2014-15 video release. “It’s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,” says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films. “We’re going to take our time with this one.”
Synapse Films, Inc. is currently planning the extensive work on Suspiria in conjunction with Technicolor, utilizing both their Rome and Hollywood facilities. The film scanning will be coordinated and supervised by Technicolor Hollywood’s Director of Restoration Services, Tom Burton, whose film restoration credits include Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Final specifications, retail pricing, and extras for the Synapse Films release of Suspiria will be announced closer to the as yet to be determined release date.
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