Suspiria Uncut 35mm Print Has Been Discovered

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  1. The Joker

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    Suspiria Uncut 35mm Print Has Been Discovered and Will Screen Across the Country

    Now this is some awesome news, horror movie lovers.

    The Chicago Cinema Society (via Dread Central) has announced it has discovered an uncut 35mm print of Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” that hasn’t been screened since at least 1978. The print was found in the storage room of a closed Italian movie theater and is in such good condition that it will be touring around the country this summer and fall.

    In an official message posted on their website, the Chicago Cinema Society wrote:

    The Chicago Cinema Society is excited to announce that we have discovered an uncut Italian 35mm print of ‘Suspiria.’ The print was rescued from an Italian cinema that had closed down and the print had gone untouched in their storage area since 1977-78. After a brief inspection to assess the overall condition of the print, it appears as if it had only been screened a handful of times at most. The print is in excellent physical condition with no substantial wear, uncut heads and tails, minimal fading and no vinegar syndrome. Once we had the print in our film archive, we then made a very careful inspection to determine which version of ‘Suspiria’ we had obtained. We were stunned to find that the print is a completely uncut 6 reel print with a run time of 98 minutes in Italian language.

    The discovery comes on the heels of a remake that is expected to hit theaters in 2018. The new version is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. The story follows an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany and gets swept up in a series of supernatural murders. The original starred Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé.

    You will be able to see the uncut 35mm print on the big screen at the following locations:

    July 28: The Metrograph, New York City, NY
    September 16: The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
    October 14: Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
    October 26-27: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
    Early Fall: Venue confirmed and TBA, Los Angeles, CA
    Late Fall: Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

    The Chicago Cinema Society also uploaded five previews of the print on their YouTube page. You can watch them all below. Visit the theater websites for ticketing information.









     
  2. Workshed

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    baggio beat you to it here.
     
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    Damn I would never have even thought to look under "High Definition."
     
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    Baggio works in mysterious ways.
     
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    Perhaps news of this caliber still deserves its own thread?
     
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    Yeah, maybe I should have started it's own thread like you did. I only put it in that Blu-Ray thread because there was so much discussion of the new restorations coming out on Blu. Figured it was interesting find, plus they contacted one of the companies doing the releasing, Synapse.
     
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    LMAO!
     
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    I wouldn't think to look for this in the "High Definition" forum either, since a 35mm print far exceeds what we commonly call "HD".

    That said, wouldn't a print from Italy, in Italian, have no subtitles?
     
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    It's the same uncut version that's always been available from Anchor Bay for years now, so there's no new extra footage or anything, so the marketing for this 35mm print is a bit misleading. But 35mm prints of the uncut version in the states are quite rare, as Fox owns the distribution rights and they've only put out the R-rated cut version.

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    There are no subtitles, but they apparently will be projecting subtitles over the image.

    http://www.destroythebrain.com/geek...knife-recently-discovered-35mm-print-suspiria
     
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    You are correct. They are planning to "soft-sub" the screenings booked for the film (additionally digitally projecting subtitles over-top of the movie), which will prove a challenge because all bookings also need to be in theatres running change-over projection meaning timing/sync can so very easily go off for the projected subtitles if a change over cue execution is even just slightly off.
     
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    Not really. It's not a Technicolor print. It's not a surround sound print. There's nothing unique to its footage. To be frank, theatrical prints of movies turn up everyday. Is it specifically rare for the US to have a circulating Italian print? Sure. But what's that worth to you?

    I also question the legality of the showings. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this tour got canceled.
     
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    I'd prefer it without the subtitles, at this point. I doubt anyone seeing this specific print will be going for the first time.
     
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    it may not be anything new per se, but apparently the print is in excellent shape. That is news. Seeing Suspiria in 35mm is like seeing it for the first time. It really is a totally different experience than watching it on video, even if it's "restored". The only circulating prints are in bad shape, so this could be a once in a lifetime experience.
     

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