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Tenebrae 4K: Limited Edition

Tenebrae 4K: Limited Edition

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Anthony Franciosa,Christian Borromeo,Mirella D'Angelo,Veronica Lario,Ania Pieroni,Eva Robins

Director: Dario Argento
Language: ENGLISH : DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz, 24-bit)
ITALIAN: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles: English
Region: Untested
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of Discs: 3
Rating: Not Rated
Orig Release Date: 1982
Studio: Synapse Films
Release Date: 8/2/2022
Run Time: 101 Min.
Special Features: Tenebrae
  • Booklet (58 pages) features essays by Peter Strickland, Alan Jones, and Ashley Love, and a Luciano Tovoli interview, conducted by Daniel Bird. Restoration notes are also provided.
  • Commentary #1 features author Maitland McDonagh.
  • Commentary #2 features film historians Alan Jones and Kim Newman.
  • Commentary #3 features film historian Thomas Rostock.
  • Introduction (:13, HD) offers a moment with actress Daria Nicolodi.
  • "Voices of the Unsane" (17:16, HD) is a making-of for "Tenebrae," featuring interviews with director Dario Argento, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti, assistant director Lamberto Bava, and actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins.
  • "Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo" (89:24, HD) is a feature-length examination of the popular suspense genre, directed by Callum Waddell. Collecting interviews from some of the brightest analytical minds when it comes to giallo and its influences and inspirations, the documentary submits an engaging overview of creative highlights, with special emphasis on Dario Argento's filmography. The maestro himself participates in the conversation. "Yellow Fever" is a fluid and fun picture, and a proper education for those interested in giallo and its artful, exploitative history.
  • "The Unsane World of 'Tenebrae'" (15:13, HD) is an interview with director Dario Argento, who admits he used the feature to address some of the criticisms thrown his way. The helmer insists he's a nice guy, with the darkness of his movies a kind of therapy. The interviewee shares a lengthy anecdote about a stalker tormenting him during the writing process in Los Angeles, and briefly covers his work with Michele Soavi and Lamberto Bava.
  • "Screaming Queen" (16:04, HD) is an interview with actress Daria Nicolodi, who admits frustration with Dario Argento's sudden diversion from his work on the "Three Mothers" trilogy, and her use in "Tenebrae," finding other parts more interesting than hers. The interviewee discusses the shooting conditions of her big screaming moments, and offers some irritation with the English language dub of her performance. Co-stars are assessed, and Argento's use of color is celebrated.
  • "Being the Villain" (16:22, HD) is an interview with actor John Steiner, who details his early career in Italy, which involved spending a little time with Orson Welles. Professional highlights are shared, including steady exploitation work (he admits to feeling the strange power of a Nazi uniform), and Steiner recalls his time with many notable directors, including Dario Argento.
  • "A Composition for Change" (10:04, HD) is an interview with composer Claudio Simonetti, who discusses his absence from the "Inferno" soundtrack, reuniting with Dario Argento for "Tenebrae." Favoring a more dance music sound for the feature, the interviewee explores his influences and his work to create enough music to fit lengthy scenes. Simonetti closes with an assessment of violent entertainment and its influence on the audience.
  • "Out of the Shadows" (12:20, HD) is an interview with author Maitland McDonagh.
  • Alternate Opening Credits (2:14, HD) are offered.
  • "Unsane" End Credits Sequence (1:51, HD) uses Kim Wilde's "Take Me Tonight" to finish off the movie. Purists tend to scoff at this choice, but it's not all that inappropriate, giving the feature a pleasing synth-pop atmosphere to cut through all the screaming.
  • Promotional Materials from Italy, Germany, Spain, Japan, and the United States are offered, along with a few Miscellaneous Images.
  • And an International Trailer (3:16, SD) and Japanese Trailer (2:11, SD) are included.
  • "Take Me Tonight" (3:51) is a music track from Kim Wilde, presented here in its E.P. form with a few accompanying images.
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