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Review: Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K Restoration is a Dazzling Work of Art

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The first time I ever saw Dario Argento’s Suspiria, I was very young—somewhere between eight and ten (I’m gettin’ old, so my memories are fuzzy from time to time). Regardless of whatever exact number that age might have been, I just know I was definitely too damned young, because Suspiria shattered my budding cinematic sensibilities and screwed with my tender psyche in ways that would stick with me for my entire life. It’s a movie I’ve spent a long time loving, which means I’ve been patiently waiting for Synapse’s restoration of the landmark giallo film from one of Italy’s premier Maestros of Horror.

And after three arduous years (for Synapse, not for me, obviously), the 4K restoration version of Suspiria has finally arrived, and it is absolutely well worth the wait. Not only is watching every single frame like bearing witness to a work of art,
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The Chicago Film Society have unearthed an uncut Suspiria print

The Chicago Film Society have reportedly found an uncut print of the 1970s horror classic Suspiria from Italian director Dario Argento. More on the Suspiria uncut print below.

Suspiria uncut print exists and it will be screened!

According to Indiewire the print was found in the storage room of a closed Italian movie theater, and now the plan is to screen the film around the United States on a road tour.

A statement read:

“The print is in excellent physical condition with no substantial wear, uncut heads and tails, minimal fading and no vinegar syndrome. Once we had the print in our film archive, we then made a very careful inspection to determine which version of ‘Suspiria’ we had obtained. We were stunned to find that the print is a completely uncut 6 reel print with a run time of 98 minutes in Italian language.”

Suspiria was originally released in 1977 and revolves around the character of Suzy (Jessica Harper) who travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.

A 2017 American remake is set for release later in the year with Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, and Tilda Swinton amongst its stunning cast.

There is no news if the Suspiria uncut print will make it to UK shores as yet, but we’re hoping the BFI may prick up their ears and invite it over. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, head on over to the Cfs’s YouTube channel where they have posted some clips from their find.

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Jessica Harper joins the ‘Suspiria’ remake

Jessica Harper, the actress who played the lead role in the original Suspiria movie, has joined the cast of the remake. Luca Guadagnino is helming the re-do of the Dario Argento horror classic, which will also star Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth.

The 1977 original revolved around the character of Suzy (Jessica Harper), who travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place.

The remake is set to hit cinemas in 2017 with production kicking off very soon.

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There Was a Murderer

By Fred Burdsall (Part III of Fred’s “What Makes You a Fan” series)

My first glimpse into the world of European horror was, as usual, my mother’s fault. I came in after playing baseball and she told me to “put on 17.” I did, and was treated to the last 10 minutes of The Deep Red Hatchet Murders (Profondo Rosso). I had no idea what I was watching, but I liked what I saw and made a mental note of the title and director. Now, I am not a big fan of change, so I may have been the last guy in the city to get a Vcr, but once I did it was not long before I remembered that little snippet from Deep Red. Unfortunately, it was not on the shelf, but Suspiria was—and things would never be the same for me.

(Fright fans unacaquainted with Suspiria–beware!
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