Dario Argento welcomes you to HIS Suspiria, published by CultFilms in its new restored 4K version!
SUSPIRIA…like you’ve never experienced – restored in 4K!
In 1977 SUSPIRIA stunned cinemagoers around the world. Now, forty years later, CultFilms is proud to terrify audiences once again with the dazzling 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s groundbreaking masterpiece.
Italian horror auteur Dario Argento unleashed the ultimate cult film with his visionary symphony of violence, SUSPIRIA. Ballet student Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at the prestigious Tanz Academy in Freiburg, a school plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings. Soon students begin to die in horrific circumstances – is Suzy next, and can she uncover the academy’s sinister secret before it’s too late?
Abandoning the black gloves of the giallo in favour of a witchy brew of magic and murder, Argento carved a Baroque nightmare, saturated with expressive colour and punctuated by shocking violence.
Considered the most famous Italian horror film of all time for its vivid, groundbreaking style and jaw-dropping bloodshed, SUSPIRIA now returns for its fortieth anniversary to assault audiences once more.
The new 4K scan was painstakingly restored by TLE Films* in Germany with the crucially distinct colour palette reinstated in accordance with Argento’s original Technicolor Dye Transfer specification, using period films materials as reference.
The restorers also reinserted all missing frames which had degraded badly or were simply lost over the years, making this version which is premiered by CultFilms the most complete and original looking version of SUSPIRIA, finally doing justice to Argento’s original vision.
*(TLEFilms’ acclaimed works include the Clint Eastwood “Dollar’ Leone westerns, Fritz Lang’s ‘M’, most Otto Preminger’s films to name a few.)
CultFilms presents the SUSPIRIA 4K Tour
CultFilms will orchestrate the ‘SUSPIRIA 4K Tour’, which they are coordinating with several venues across the country. The SUSPIRIA tour will conclude with a very special event in London: an evening with Dario Argento, featuring a Q&A with the maestro himself and a presentation of the restoration.
Dates for the Cultfilms Suspiria 4K tour include but are not limited to:
6 October: BFI London Film Festival (Suspiria 4K premiere)
14 October: Mayhem Film Festival
14 October: BFI London Film Festival
21 October: Celluloid Screams Sheffield
28 October: Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema
28 October: Regents Street Cinema (35mm)
14 November: Barbican (with Dario Argento Q&A)
17-23 November: another run for a week at the Barbican