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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