Dario Argento's 'Tenebrae' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Jul 6, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The non-limited version will be released this September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Synapse Films will be bringing 'Tenebrae' to Blu-ray on September 13.

Italian terror master Dario Argento elevates the Giallo genre to new heights with 1982's TENEBRAE, a darkly humorous, futuristic and notoriously grisly horror film many consider to be one of his finest works.

American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) comes to Italy to promote his newest novel, TENEBRAE. Unfortunately, a razor-wielding serial killer is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless!

Following its successful limited edition Steelbook™ release earlier this year, Synapse Films is thrilled to bring this legendary Italian horror classic into wide release. Featuring an amazing synth-music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band, Goblin), this all-new 1080p high-definition TENEBRAE release was created from the original uncut camera negative. Also stars John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Daria Nicolodi (Dario Argento's PHENOMENA) and John Steiner (CALIGULA).

The release will include an all-new Synapse Films supervised color correction and restoration of a 1080p scan from the original camera negative, presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1; Dual English and Italian language options with newly-translated English subtitle tracks for both; Audio commentary track featuring film critic and Argento scholar, Maitland McDonagh; Rare high-definition 1080p English sequence insert shots, playable within the film via Seamless Branching; Feature-length documentary, YELLOW FEVER: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GIALLO by High Rising Productions, chronicling the Giallo film genre from its beginnings as early 20th century crime fiction, to its later influences on the modern slasher film genre; Original UNSANE (U.S. version of TENEBRAE) end credits sequence; Alternate opening credits sequence; and Theatrical trailers.

You can find the latest specs for 'Tenebrae' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 13.

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