Synapse aquires home video rights to Suspiria!!!!

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  1. Katatonia

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    GREAT! :banana: At least a solid studio got it that will treat it right... and the Weinstein's don't have it anymore!
     
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    Yes. I believe I will own this.
     
  3. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Greatest news all yea...all ye...all y...sorry I need a moment.
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    Great news indeed. But I'm curious about one thing: why a 2 K scan only if they're planning for "future optical media"? Too expensive perhaps?
     
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    Yeah, Why not an 8k scan and in 3-D :rolleyes:
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Great news! I'm so happy SUSPIRIA did NOT fall into the hands of a major Hollywood company. SYNAPSE is all about quality - I'm elated about this!
     
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    I shed a tear today.

    Also, anybody see that Scream got Sleepaway Camp? Two of my favs, fuckin bring it on.

    ~Matt
     
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    Saw that too! And Sleepaway Camp will apparently be the uncut version that was previously only available on the old Media VHS.

    I'm beginning to get that old giddy feeling I had back in 2000ish when Anchor Bay was releasing the classics in droves.
     
  9. Zombie Dude

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    I've got the Australian blu from Umbrella and the sound is exceptional but drowns out the dialogue. I'm hoping Synapes fixes this issue. Hopefully this doesn't cost big $$$ either.
     
  10. Katatonia

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    Don will probably address the various issues and try to correct them. He generally goes the extra mile to get the best possible release out there.

    I hope it doesn't cost a fortune either, but for this film I'd gladly pay it! :evil:
     
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    That's the great thing about Synapse, they always put their best into any film they're releasing.

    I am worried about the price because aren't these Euro films usually expensive to acquire?

    PS: Don't they have Phenomena and Tenebre as well? I'm looking forward to those as Arrow's releases were shit.
     
  12. Katatonia

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    I think these particular Argento films are probably expensive to license, but that's just a guess.

    Yup, Synapse has Phenomena and Tenebre... or at least they announced they did back in January.

    I have Arrow's Blu-ray of Phenomena, and the transfer could definitely be improved upon. There's quite a lot of DNR applied, and the color saturation is muted.
     
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    That's great that they have those titles. My issues with Phenomena were more to do with them adding extra scenes that had no English dialogue without the option to watch without those bits. Plus the subtitling for the extra bits was way off and didn't make sense.
    Tenebre looks horrible compared to the French release too.
     
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    It's about time. Great news, can't wait to own the blu.
     
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    Everything's already been said, although I agree a 4k scan is more in line with that I would expect, but clearly this will be the definitive version to get with correct audio AND video. I don't think we've had that combination be right since laserdiscs.

    As for worries of an over priced steelbook edition...

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    Agree across the board. With all the attention Synapse devotes to these films they need to make the leap to 4k. That won't stop me from buying it.
     
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    I'd almost bet on the MSRP being in the $39.95 - $49.95 range, regardless of whether it's a steelbook release or not. Most of the independent home video distributors have commented at one time or another that Italian licensors generally place a high premium on licensing their films for US release. Suspiria may not be everyone's favorite Italian horror film, but it probably is the most popular by a long shot and it wouldn't surprise me if it's also the most expensive. It sounds like Synapse is at least considering a 4K scan based on various comments they're making on their Facebook page, but don't have a cost estimate on that process yet. The licensor apparently isn't sharing in those costs, either.
     
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    That's encouraging. I'd happily pay an extra $5 for a 4k upgrade. Hell, I'd pay $10 extra. It really makes very little sense to restore 2k elements at this point. 2k will be antiquated in the near future. If they want to put out a definitive release that has legs they need to go 4k.
     
  19. zbinks

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    Facebook Comments from Synapse Films...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...mment_id=2439731&offset=50&total_comments=114

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...mment_id=2439760&offset=50&total_comments=113

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...mment_id=2439806&offset=50&total_comments=113

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...omment_id=2441559&offset=0&total_comments=114

    ...and from Synapse insider Vincent Pereira, director of A Better Place (1007) and key player in Kevin Smith's "View Askew" films:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...omment_id=2440060&offset=0&total_comments=114

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...omment_id=2440774&offset=0&total_comments=114

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink....omment_id=87633146&offset=0&total_comments=37

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  20. Do you see

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    Thanks for the info zbinks!
     

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