Synapse officially announces TENEBRAE steelbook

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By Dave on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    DARIO ARGENTO’S GIALLO MASTERPIECE FINALLY COMES TO U.S. BLU-RAY ON FEBRUARY 23rd FROM SYNAPSE FILMS

    A 3-DISC (BLU-RAY, DVD & CD) LIMITED STEELBOOK™ EDITION OF DARIO ARGENTO’S HORROR CLASSIC! ONLY 3000 UNITS PRODUCED!

    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!

    This all-new 1080p high-definition release of TENEBRAE is presented here, for the FIRST TIME EVER, with rare English insert shots never-before-seen on any optical disc release! Starring John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Daria Nicolodi (Dario Argento’s PHENOMENA) and John Steiner (CALIGULA), this slasher-horror classic also features an amazing music score from Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli and Massimo Morante (formerly of Italian progressive-rock band, Goblin).

    RAZOR-SHARP SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    - All-new Synapse Films supervised color correction and restoration of a 1080p scan from original uncut negative elements, 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
    - Original international trailer
    - Booklet containing liner notes by Derek Botelho, author of THE ARGENTO SYNDROME, with additional technical notes by Vincent Pereira and Don May, Jr.
    - Chapter Selections
    - Collectible Steelbook™ Packaging by Silver Ferox Design

    SPECIAL FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO THE BLU-RAY DISC INCLUDE:
    - Rare high-definition 1080p English sequence insert shots, playable within the film via seamless branching
    - Feature-length in-depth 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. Featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi, Richard Stanley, and more!
    - Original UNSANE (U.S. version of TENEBRAE) end credits sequence
    - Alternate opening credits sequence
    - Japanese SHADOW theatrical trailer

    INCLUDES A BONUS COMPACT DISC (19 Tracks) featuring an all-new 2015 remaster of the TENEBRAE motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1982 album.

    BLU-RAY SPECIFICATIONS
    Video: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation / AVC Codec
    Audio: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Mono / DTS-HD MA Italian 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles: English
    REGION: A

    DVD SPECIFICATIONS
    Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation / NTSC
    Audio: Dolby Digital English 2.0 Mono / Dolby Digital Italian 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles: English
    REGION: 1

    UPC: 654930318294
    ITEM #: SFD0159
    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $39.95

    Synapse Films’ Steelbook™ release of Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE will be available exclusively from the Synapse Films website with a projected street date of February 23, 2016. Currently available for pre-order at the Synapse website for $39.95, with $6 for shipping. Customers interested in TENEBRAE who are located outside of the U.S. and Canada can contactDiabolikDVD.com for info on overseas ordering.
     
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Are you buying it?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    56.4%
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
    28.2%
  3. Waiting for the slimmed down/cheaper release

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. I'll wait on reviews

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%

Comments

Discussion in 'Site News' started by Dave, Jan 27, 2016.

    1. Kim Bruun
      Kim Bruun
      I never owned it on either DVD or Blu, so this release is the perfect opportunity to revisit it. It's been more than a decade since I saw Tenebrae, and I was probably less forgiving then, as young people are. I remember being impressed by the visuals but feeling that Argento simply wasn't an actor's director. In any event, I am confident that this will be a fine release - I have yet to be disappointed by Synapse (if only they could work faster, lol).
      othervoice1 and Angelman like this.
    2. zompirejoe
      zompirejoe
      Buying it because I do not own it on any format. I think $29.95 would be a better price, or it should be $39.95 with shipping included. I want to own the best version and Synapse does a great job with their releases. This will probably be the same price for their Phenomena release( hopefully not more), and again I'll have to bite on that one as well for the same reasons. I hate to see what they are going to do with Suspiria as far as pricing, as I want that too. It seems to me that the limited edition steelbook would sell out quicker if they only printed 1,000 and offered it as a standard release as well. This would make the steelbooks that much more valuable and appeal to more collectors.. Who am I kidding , I am going to buy them anyway. It's just a bit of a sting in the wallet.
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    3. fattyjoe37
      fattyjoe37
      Got mine pre-ordered. Excited for a Synapse transfer and the bonus features.
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    4. Dave
      Dave
      We will get boned with Suspiria, which will likely be the only blu I buy in 2017.
    5. othervoice1
      othervoice1
      I really do love this movie and I do not now own it - so against my better judgement financially - I went ahead and pre-ordered today. It looks like a really cool package.
      Kim Bruun and Katatonia like this.
    6. fceurich39
      fceurich39
      I am sticking with my anchor bay argento collection dvd steelbook the synapse title I am most looking forward to is popcorn
      zompirejoe likes this.
    7. Katatonia
      Katatonia
      I pre-ordered it earlier, there's just no way I'm passing it up. The price is indeed high, but it sounds like it'll be awesome.
      gobad2003, Kim Bruun and othervoice1 like this.
    8. wago70
      wago70
      BUYING IT for sure - Synapse is a terrific operation. Great film and terrific investment.
      gobad2003, othervoice1 and Kim Bruun like this.
    9. Angelman
      Angelman
      Ordered moments after it went up. It's too much $$$ but I don't currently own it... Worth it and Synapse always goes the extra mile.
      gobad2003, othervoice1 and Kim Bruun like this.
    10. hots4
      hots4
      I'll stick with my Arrow steelbook edition. can't justify that price and whatever the shipping will be to the UK.
    11. Katatonia
      Katatonia
      Synapse are only shipping to the U.S. and Canada due to their license agreement, so anyone even wanting to get one internationally will have to go an alternate route to get it.
    12. gobad2003
      gobad2003
      Definetly pre-ordering this as I only have the original AB release and Synapse always does a bang up job. I loved what they did with their Demons steelbook releases.
    13. CPT HOOK
      CPT HOOK
      No way. Glad I'm not an Argento fan.

      But with this one finally out of the way, hopefully they can get cracking on Popcorn.
    14. delicreep
      delicreep
      Suspiria and Phenomena are in the wings, and I suspect the former is going to take up most of Synapse's time this year.
    15. satans-sadists
      satans-sadists
      Probably going to pass on this release. I am happy with my Arrow steelbook & cd soundtrack with bonus tracks. I'm sure I will purchase the Synapse release of Suspiria when it comes out.
    16. foller
      foller
      Diabolics wants 47.99$. without shipping. That's way too expensive. The worst thing is the poor extras. The old Argento/Simonetti commentary is nowhere to be found. The essential behind the scenes footage about the special camera work etc. is also missing. No interviews with Argento, Simonetti, Nicolodi or Goblin etc. All we get is a new commentary by some film critic and a documentary about the Giallo in general. I don't care about the soundtrack as well. That's more than disappointing for such an expensive disc. The only interesting thing to me is the new transfer itself which will be available in a standard edition somewhere down the road. The UK steelbook offers a very good picture quality and many more interesting film related extras.
    17. f.ramses
      f.ramses
      Some seem to think that this is a new transfer, it isn't:

      See http://www.fangoria.com/new/exclusi...napses-blu-raydvd-of-dario-argentos-tenebrae/
    18. Angelman
      Angelman
    19. MorallySound
      MorallySound
      Directly from that quote you posted from Fangoria, Don May Jr. specifically states it's a NEW transfer, "We had to do a lot of additional work on it, with both picture and color, to make it acceptable for Synapse." Yes, they were offered the Wild Eye transfer, but then he goes on to say they did a lot of additional work it.

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