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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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Waiting for the slimmed down/cheaper release

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  4. I'll wait on reviews

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Comments

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

    1. zbinks
      zbinks
      IIRC, the "English language inserts" pertain not to dialog, but to text language on the printed pages of the book that appear during the opening credits sequence of the movie.
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    2. Zombie Dude
      Zombie Dude
      Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks zbinks!
    3. zbinks
      zbinks
      From the Mondo Digital Review:


      It's not what I would call a significant change to the film, but as someone who doesn't speak, write or read Italian, I thought it was a preferable option.
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    4. CPT HOOK
      CPT HOOK
      Awesome, thanks for the help.

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