SYNAPSE FILMS' 2-DISC EDITION OF "TENEBRAE," IS A MORE WALLET-FRIENDLY WAY FOR FANS TO OWN THEIR BEAUTIFUL 4K RESTORATION OF DARIO ARGENTO'S MUCH-CELEBRATED GIALLO!
Back in July of this year, Synapse Films released a Limited (to 8,000) Edition 3-Disc set of TENEBRAE, which included the recreated 90-minute UNSANE cut, as well as a collectible booklet, a double-sided poster (featuring the Italian and Japanese poster art), and a half-dozen double-sided lobby card reproductions! However, the price-tag on that bad boy was pretty hefty, starting at $65 or higher depending on the retailer! Thankfully, Synapse has made their fantastic 4K restoration of the film far more attainable with this new 4K/Blu-ray combo, which retains all of the bonus features (save one) from the limited edition release! If TENEBRAE is your Argento film of choice (personally, my favorite will always be DEEP RED) and you somehow don't own it, or are looking to upgrade from DVD or Blu-ray, then this 2-disc set deserves a spot in your collection!
Synopsis: Italian horror master Dario Argento elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982's TENBRAE, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works. Now, Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Video makes this gory suspense classic available in a new 4K restoration! American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, DEATH WISH II) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, Tenebrae.
A razor-wielding psychopath 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! Co-starring John Saxon (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, NIGHTMARE BEACH), Daria Nicolodi (PHENOMENA), John Steiner (CALIGULA), and featuring beautiful cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (SUSPIRIA), this stunning all-new 4K restoration includes hours of extras!
Not Rated | Color | 101 minutes | Region Free & Region A
Video - 2160p (HDR10) & 1080p Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio - English & Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
- NEW! 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE (2022)!
- Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots!
- Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman!
- Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock!
- Audio commentary by Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento!
- Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo - A feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi and more!
- Being the Villain - A newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner!
- Out of the Shadows - An archival interview with Maitland McDonagh!
- Voices of the Unsane - An archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti and assistant director Lamberto Bava!
- Screaming Queen - An archival interview with Daria Nicolodi!
- The Unsane World of Tenebrae - An archival interview with Dario Argento!
- A Composition for Carnage - An archival interview with Claudio Simonetti!
- Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
- International theatrical trailer
- Japanese "Shadow" theatrical trailer
- Alternate opening credits sequence
- "Unsane" end credits sequence
- Image galleries
The only thing (other than the poster, lobby cards, and packaging) that sets this new 2-disc set apart from the pricier limited edition is the UNSANE disc. If having the shorter U.S. cut is imperative, then snag a copy ASAP from Diabolik DVD! Otherwise, you should be good to go with this standard edition from Synapse Films! The restoration work is top notch, and the there is so much bonus material that you'll have to spend the better part of a day (or two) to get through all of it! If you're convinced that you need TENEBRAE in your collection, then order a copy of this 4K/Blu-ray combo now from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or direct from SYNAPSE FILMS!