News of 4K Restoration of Suspiria

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  1. SpaceAce

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    A flood of Suspiria choices all of the sudden... I preordered the Synapse release and am sticking with that one.
     
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    I'm curious about this 4k release but I do want the Synapse release. Sadly I'll have to wait for the standard issue of it as the steelbook works out to be way too high. Would be great if they didn't sell it just through their site as there would likely be discounts on places like Amazon and cheaper shipping options for international buyers.
     
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    caps-a-holic has added the uber-expensive '84 Entertainment Leatherbook release to their comparison list:

    http://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=2036

    For anyone interested in the TLE Films 4K restoration (the one being utilized by every distributor except for Synapse, seemingly), it doesn't really look like it's worth 9x the cost of the Italian Blu-Ray or 3x the cost of the Italian UHD. It looks virtually identical to the Italian Blu-Ray with only slight encoding differences visible. Allegedly, at least compared against the Italian release, the English 4-track Stereo surround (encoded as DTS-HD MA 2.0, not 4.0) is exclusive to the German release (thus far), but again, I don't know that there's enough there to justify the significant price hike over the Italian releases.
     
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    Well I finally watched the German leatherbook Blu-ray tonight and it's absolutely beautiful.

    Suspiria is probably the Argento movie I've watched most (on various VHS copies, the image entertainment Laserdisc, multiple DVD's and the first Blu-ray release) and I can honestly say I noticed some little details tonight for the first time. Great to see the colour and contrast looking "right" at last.

    I watched with the 2.0 English track and they kept a very high dynamic range so the music is very loud compared to the dialogue, which leads to my only slight criticism... there's some hiss during the quiet parts. Considering the restoration that was done picture wise (there's a 56 minute documentary all about that) it's slightly (but only very slightly!) disappointing that they didn't clean up the hiss on the soundtrack. Maybe because it's a German release the 2.0 English track wasn't a priority, I'm not sure.

    But that's the only slight negative in what to me seems like an otherwise flawless presentation. And the soundtrack is still amazing, a lot of use of surround especially on the music.

    Still glad I pre-ordered the Synapse version as there's a little room for improvement here and hopefully the soundtrack will get some attention.
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    I saw/heard the Synapse version in the theater and it sounded great.
     
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    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=14249014&postcount=5872
     
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    Indiegogo is now up for the UK UHD Steelbook.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/suspiria-unique-4k-uhd-blu-ray-steelbook/x/9614190#/
     
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    Thank you Zbinks. Although I already have two DVD versions, one blu-ray, and the Synapse 40th anniversary on order I still went ahead and ordered this UHD version as well. This is the kind of thing I would probably miss out on if it wasn't for all the wonderful information passed along on this site.
     
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    Very tempting. Thanks for the heads up zbinks.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, ordered, I've not go a 4k TV yet, but I've got the player so only a matter of time, and I just could not resist this.
     
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    just saw it in the cinema tonight, looked really good.

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    Well I went ahead and put in an order for the UHD steelbook. I couldn't pass up watching Suspiria in 4k. Now to wait....lol
     
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    An update from the Indiegogo UHD UK release.

     
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    Honestly wtf when is the Synapse version gonna ship? I pre-ordered it months ago.

    ~Matt
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/synapsefilms/posts/1828071027220894
     
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    And yet a further update to zbinks post above, from Synapse's Facebook from a post yesterday: "No updates on the Blu-ray release except to say that we're on track for release by year's end. When everything is 100% locked down we will announce a release date. Your patience is appreciated!"
     
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    since I can't play region A blu's and this week I've bought an Xbox One X, i went ahead with pledging for the UK Bluray/UHD combo

    before this, I've only ever seen the film on the Dutch A-Film DVD that I've sold about a year ago

    so here's hoping this release will be worthwile!
     
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    I went ahead and contributed to the Indiegogo UHD UK limited SteelBook campaign before it closes. I sold something expensive on feebay recently, so have some extra money to burn. o_O

    £34 shipped (total) really isn't that bad at all. If nothing else, the exclusive bonus features should be interesting. And, I'm sure I could always sell it off later on if the need arises.
     
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    The steelbook was still about $5.00 less expensive than the upcoming Synapse release.
     
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