‘Suspiria’ 4K Restoration

Old school horror fans and horror purists have long debated the greatness of Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’. A remake is underway right now being produced by Amazon. You can read the details here. But the best news of all is that a fully restored version of the original film is heading back to theaters in Italy. Hopefully coming to the U.S. one day.

Dario himself expressed concerns over the remake which you can read here.

Check out the 4k trailer below.

Variety is reporting that the 1977 classic by director Dario Argento will be shown in theaters as a special event Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 in a joint venture between Rome-based studio Videa, which owns Italian rights to the film, and Milan-based entertainment marketing company QMI, which is experimenting with event releases in Italy. The movie is being restored in 4K resolution; a restored Italian trailer (above) has already gone viral.

Videa hired German lab TLEFilms to do digital restoration on the damaged 35mm celluloid original, which was shot on EastmanColor film and processed using the so-called “Technicolor Dye Transfer” technique that greatly contributed to the film’s garish colors. The original “Suspiria” screen titles have been also been restored, as they appeared in Argento’s original cut.

 “Suspiria” is the first Argento movie to have THX-certified audio and video to enhance the effect of the scary synthesizer score by Italian progressive rock group Goblin, which includes a death waltz.

“I can’t wait to see it at the movies again with all the young people who will see it for the first time,” Argento said in a statement.

After its original release in Italy, where it became a smash hit, “Suspiria” went on to become one of the most successful European horror films ever made, thrilling audiences in the U.S., Japan and beyond.

The freshly restored “Suspiria” is also expected to preem internationally in the Berlinale Classics section at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.

I really hope this comes to the U.S. someday. Argento fans would be very happy.


source: Variety

‘Suspiria’ 4K Restoration