1977 Dario Argento film Suspiria comes to 4K

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The original 1977 Dario Argento directed horror film Suspiria is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 19th via distributor Synapse Films, as their first 4K release. The Italian film starred Jessica HarperStefania CasiniFlavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, and Barbara Magnolfi. Tech specs for the release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in a 4K restoration with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. In regards to sound there is a new Dolby Atmos remix as well as the original Italian 5.1, the English mixes in both 4.0 and 5.1 configurations via DTS-HD Master Audio (96kHz).

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as over at DiabolikDVDThe release will include a Blu-ray Disc which contains bonus materials on the previous Blu-ray release of the film. Those extras set to be included in this release are listed below.

  • Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth.
  • Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie.
  • Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA.
  • A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema.
  • Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi.
  • Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots.
  • “International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from the U.S. release.
  • Alternate all-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching.
  • Reversible cover art by Wes Benscoter

Further below, after the break, you can find a bit further details about the release taken from the Amazon description. You also can find the artwork and the reversible artwork as well. Lastly, you can find info about this as originally reported as an exclusive over at Rue-Morgue.

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RoboCop Limited Edition Blu-ray in November

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The 1987 Paul Verhoeven directed film “RoboCop” will be getting Limited Edition box set and Steelbook Blu-ray Disc releases on November 26th via Arrow Video. The film starred Peter WellerNancy AllenDan O’HerlihyRonny Cox, Ray Wise, and Kurtwood Smith. The tech specs for the limited edition Blu-ray included 1080p video in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a director-approved 4K restoration with lossless Stereo and 4.0 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. This release will include both the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film. You can find the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set and the Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray (pictured below) both available for pre-order now over at Amazon.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray box set version will include some physical bonus materials in the form of a booklet, a reversible sleeve, six collectible postcards, and a double-sided fold-out poster (pictured below).

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Below, after the break, you can find details about this 4K restoration, the audio mixes, and finally see a full list of the bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc set.

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UPDATE: The Wizard of Oz comes to 4K October

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The classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Warner. The film, directed by Victor Fleming, starred Judy GarlandFrank MorganRay Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton. The title has now been officially announced and received a press release. This is no longer a rumor, as I had previously reported. This has received a new restoration which has been discussed here (taken from the press release).

Using state of the art technology, a new 8K 16bit scan of the original Technicolor camera negative became the basis for the 4K UHD scan. The process was overseen by MPI colorist Janet Wilson, who has overseen every remaster of The Wizard of Oz for the past 20 years.

Tech specs for the release include 2160p video in the original 1.37:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. The audio format and configuration have not yet been detailed. The film is now available for pre-order on 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon. The 4K release (in both forms) will come as a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film included. The release will not only be coming out as a standard 4K but it will also be getting a 4K Steelbook which will be a Best Buy Exclusive (pictured below). You’ll find that 4K Steelbook now available for pre-order.

the_wizard_of_4k_steelbookBonus materials and other details about the release can be found further below, after the break, in the official announcement just issued by Warner.

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Two Evil Eyes Limited Edition Blu-ray October

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The 1990 film Two Evil Eyes directed by George A. Romero and Dario Argento is getting a “Limited Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on October 29th via Blue Underground. The film featured a cast of Adrienne BarbeauHarvey Keitel, Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, John Amos, and Tom Atkins. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K restoration with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, and Dolby Digital Mono sound. The new 4K restoration here came from the uncensored original camera negative. The “limited edition” Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this new 3-disc “limited edition” Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
    • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
    • Two Masters’ Eyes – Interviews with Directors Dario Argento & George Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tom Savini, Executive Producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento
    • Savini’s EFX – A Behind-the-Scenes look at the film’s Special Make-Up Effects
    • At Home With Tom Savini – A personal tour of Tom Savini’s home
    • Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero
    • NEW! Before I Wake – Interview with Star Ramy Zada
    • NEW! Behind The Wall – Interview with Star Madeleine Potter
    • NEW! One Maestro And Two Masters – Interview with Composer Pino Donaggio
    • NEW! Rewriting Poe – Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
    • NEW! The Cat Who Wouldn’t Die – Interview with Assistant Director Luigi Cozzi
    • NEW! Two Evil Brothers – Interview with Special Make-Up Assistant Everett Burrell
    • NEW! Working With George – Interview with Costume Designer Barbara Anderson
  • Disc 3 (CD):
    • TWO EVIL EYES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Pino Donaggio
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with a new essay by Michael Gingold

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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The Wizard of Oz is coming to 4K in October

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NOTE: This was originally posted as a rumor and has since been confirmed.

The classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Warner. The film, directed by Victor Fleming, starred Judy GarlandFrank MorganRay Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, and Margaret HamiltonUPDATE: The title has now been officially announced and received a press release. This is no longer a rumor. Also, the film is now available for pre-order on 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon – with the same release date as indicated. Cover art (picture further above) has now been unveiled in that listing.

From the artwork and retailer listings, we know that the 4K release (in both forms) will come as a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film included. The release will not only be coming out as a standard 4K but it will also be getting a 4K Steelbook which will be a Best Buy Exclusive (pictured below). You’ll find that 4K Steelbook now available for pre-order.

the_wizard_of_4k_steelbookBonus materials and other details about this release are in another news HERE.

It’s A Wonderful Life on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The classic Frank Capra directed 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life starring James Stewart is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Paramount. The film co-starred Donna ReedLionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, and Beulah Bondi. The 4K tech specs for the release include restored video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. No information has been given yet in regards to the sound format. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Paramount has undertaken some painstaking efforts here in restoring this film and you can find more info about that further below, after the break.

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An American Werewolf in London Blu-ray set

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The 1981 John Landis film An American Werewolf in London will be getting a Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc box set release from Arrow Video on October 29th. The film starred David Naughton and Griffin Dunne. This limited edition set will include a “new 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis.” Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with the original uncompressed Linear PCM Mono 1.0 and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. UPDATE: Arrow’s Limited Edition Blu-ray can now be found for pre-order over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release will come in the form of some physical extras (pictured below) as well as with some new content which is listed further below, after the break.

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