- Running Time
- 107m 13s
- Release Date
- Dual Edition
- Directed by
- Dario Argento
- Music by: Claudio Simonetti
- Opera by: Maria Callas
- Songs by: Bill Wyman and Brian Eno
• 1080p HD
• Format: Dual-Format (BD/DVD)
• Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
• Feature length: BD: 107m 13s, DVD: 102m 56
• Certificate: 18
• Audio: English and Italian
• Optional English subs
• Region code: BD: B, DVD: 2. `
• Cat: CULT503
• Original Release: 1987
• ‘Aria of Fear’: a brand new candid interview with director Dario Argento, revisiting his work from a fresh viewpoint.
• ‘Opera Backstage’: a unique behind the scenes documentary about Dario Argento directing Opera.
• Restoration featurette: from raw scan to the regarded, restored and reframed final vision.
Opera (Dual Edition – Bluray + DVD & Numbered Slipcase)
CultFilms is proud to bring you this gore-soaked terror classic in a stunning new 2K restoration, with colour regrading carried out under instruction from the maestro himself and in reference to his own, preferred, original cinema print.
Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA) returns to CultFilms with this breath-taking new restoration of his visionary horror masterpiece OPERA. Splattered with stylistic bloodshed and soaring cinematography, OPERA shows Italy’s master of horror at the very height of his game.
When young understudy Betty (Cristina Marsillach) takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi’s Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces her to watch – with eyes pinned open – as he brutally despatches her friends and colleagues with sadistic delight. Can Betty free herself from this unending nightmare or does a more terrifying fate await? OPERA is a ravishing return to the giallo style Argento made his name with, awash with black-gloved killers, lavish bloodletting and the director’s expressionistic Grand Guignol excess.