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Tenebrae - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Retail Version)

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Genres: Horror, mystery, Thriller
Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, John Saxon
Director: Dario Argento
Plot Synopsis:

 

DARIO ARGENTO’S GIALLO MASTERPIECE TENEBRAE COMES TO NORTH AMERICA IN A BRAND-NEW 40TH ANNIVERSARY 4K LIMITED UHD SET THIS JULY FROM SYNAPSE FILMS!


“Tenebre is a brilliant piece of self-reflexive cinema.” – Slant Magazine

Italian horror master Dario Argento elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982’s Tenebrae, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works.  Now, Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Video, makes this gory suspense classic available for the first time on UHD in a new 4K restoration for Tenebrae’s 40th anniversary!

American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Death Wish II) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae. A razor-wielding psychopath 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!

Co-starring John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena), John Steiner (Caligula) and featuring beautiful cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), this stunning all-new 4K restoration includes hours of extras and, for the first time ever, the alternate U.S. theatrical cut, Unsane. 

LIMITED DUAL FORMAT EDITION CONTENTS: 

  • New 4K restoration from the original camera negative
  • Limited edition packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter (6000 unit version)
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland and Argento biographer Alan Jones, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and a new, in-depth analysis of the film by critic Ashley Lane
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original Italian and Japanese poster art
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

DISC 1 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) – ORIGINAL VERSION 

  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
  • Restored original DTS-HD MA lossless Italian and English 2.0 mono soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Audio commentary by Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
  • Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo, a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi and more
  • Being the Villain, a newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner
  • Out of the Shadows, an archival interview with Maitland McDonagh
  • Voices of the Unsane, an archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti and assistant director Lamberto Bava
  • Screaming Queen, an archival interview with Daria Nicolodi
  • The Unsane World of Tenebrae, an archival interview with Dario Argento
  • A Composition for Carnage, an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
  • Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
  • International theatrical trailer
  • Japanese “Shadow” theatrical trailer
  • Alternate opening credits sequence
  • Unsane” end credits sequence
  • Image galleries

DISC 2 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) – “UNSANE” VERSION – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • The re-edited 90-minute U.S. version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD
  • Two audio options: a recreation of the original theatrical experience, complete with jump cuts and sudden audio shifts, and a new, more seamless edit created for this release, both in restored DTS-HD MA lossless English 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Original “Take Me Tonight” stereo EP recording, performed by Kim Wilde

DISC 3 (BLU-RAY) – ORIGINAL VERSION 

  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
  • All the same content as Disc 1
  • Release Details
    Release Date: July 26th, 2022
    MPAA Rating: R
    Movie Release Year: 1982
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Synapse Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:101 Minutes
    Specs:2 x 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays + Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:2160p HEVC/H.265
    Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Italian: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH