DARIO ARGENTO’S HORROR CLASSIC
GETS THE SYNAPSE TREATMENT!
COMING TO DVD, BLU-RAY,
AND OTHER OPTICAL MEDIA!
suspiriaSYNAPSE FILMS, INC. LICENSES DARIO ARGENTO’S SUSPIRIA, SOUNDTRACK BY GOBLIN, FOR DVD, BLU-RAY AND FUTURE OPTICAL MEDIA.
ROMULUS, MI â€“ Oct. 31, 2013 â€“ Synapse Films, Inc. has acquired the North American home-video rights to Dario Argento’s 1977 classic horror film SUSPIRIA, with an original soundtrack by European prog-rockers Goblin. Described as â€œone of the scariest films of all timeâ€ by Entertainment Weekly, SUSPIRIA stars the beautiful Jessica Harper (Brian De Palma’s PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, Woody Allen’s STARDUST MEMORIES) as a young girl caught up in a coven of witches controlling a German dance academy, with a guest appearance by Udo Kier (Lars von Trier’s NYMPH( )MANIAC, Andy Warhol’s FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA).
â€œIâ€™ve been involved in the restoration and release of many films in my career, but SUSPIRIA has always eluded me, until now,â€ says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films. â€œItâ€™s one of my favorite horror films and Iâ€™m ecstatic that my business partner, Jerry Chandler, was able to negotiate with the rights holders to release this film. This is going to be an amazing project
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. â€œItâ€™s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,â€ May explains. â€œWeâ€™re going to take our time with this one.â€
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 Hollywoodâ€™s Director of Restoration Services, Tom Burton, whose film restoration credits include Ridley Scottâ€™s BLADE RUNNER, Georges MÃ©liÃ¨sâ€™ A TRIP TO THE MOON, and Blake Edwards’ BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYâ€™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.