4K UHD, Blu-ray release: Tenebrae

4K UHD, Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 26, 2023
Price: 4K UHD/Blu-ray $49.95
Studio: Synapse Films/MVD

Italian horror master Dario Argento (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage), elevates the giallo genre to new heights with 1982’s Tenebrae, a darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works.

American mystery author Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa, Across 110th Street) 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 (Enter the Dragon), Daria Nicolodi (Phenomena), John Steiner (Caligula) and featuring beautiful cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (The Sunday Woman), Synapse’s new 4K UHD (2160p)/Blu-ray (1080p) combo set includes a hefty package of features and bonus materials, including the following:

-4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio
-Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
-Restored original DTS-HD MA lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
-English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
-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

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.