Blue Underground has posted a trailer and the full specs for their July 25th Blu-ray release of the brand new 2K restoration of Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome (1996).
Please note, if you are interested in receiving the limited-edition slipcover, it will only be available by ordering through Diabolik DVD. Normally, I’m just as happy to eschew the slipcover to save a smidgen of shelf space, but in this case, I prefer the image on the slipcover to the standard cover image.
The description of the three-disc Blu-ray set from Blue Underground’s website and the Amazon pre-order link (if you don’t care about the slipcover) are below.
Synopsis: DARIO ARGENTO’S Masterpiece Of Terror – Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!
When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre “Stendhal Syndrome” – a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer’s madness more intimately than she ever imagined.
Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine’s “Sexiest Woman in the World” Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO). Previously edited outside of Italy, Blue Underground proudly presents THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a gorgeous new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and bursting with brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!
NEW 2K RESTORATION and 1.85:1 presentation of the film
Disc 1 Extras:
- NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse
- Three Shades Of Asia – NEW Interview with Star Asia Argento
- Prisoner Of Art – NEW Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
- Sharp As A Razor – NEW Interview with Special Makeup Artist Franco Casagni
- Theatrical Trailer
- Poster & Still Gallery
Disc 2 Extras: (Interviews)
- Director: Dario Argento
- Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini
- Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti
- Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi
- Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng
BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by author Michael Gingold
- 7.1 DTS-HD; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; 2.0 DTS-HD / 6.1 DTS-ES; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dolby Surround 2.0
- English, Italian
- English for Italian Audio, English SDH, French, Spanish
- 119 Mins
- Not Rated
- Region Code: ALL
NOTES & REVIEWS
“Taking Its Rightful Place Alongside The Italian Maestro’s Best Films, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME Captures The True Meaning Of Terror In Virtually Every Frame!”
“A CLASSIC AND A MASTERPIECE… An Engaging Piece Of Filmmaking That Alternates Between The Harrowing And The Beautiful!”
“A Somber, Brutal, And Nightmarish Film That Begs To Be Considered As A Serious Work Of Art!”
“Nasty, Brutal Stuff… Unlike Anything Else Out There!”
-The Austin Chronicle