News

Blu-ray Review: The Stendhal Syndrome Limited Edition 2K Restoration

  • DailyDead
It’s hard for horror filmmakers—or filmmakers of any genre, for that matter—to sustain their greatness. Changes in how movies are made, decreasing budgets, even just the passage of time impacts the quality of their output as the years go by, to the point that sometimes the work they’re doing near the end of their respective careers is unidentifiable as their work.

An argument could be made that this is true of Dario Argento, the Italian master of horror who started out making some of the best movies the genre has ever seen and most recently made the 3D Dracula movie with the giant CG mantis. This isn’t to say his latest output is without value—it no doubt has its fans—but it hardly looks like the work of the same man who gave us Suspiria and Deep Red. His 1996 effort, The Stendhal Syndrome, which
See full article at DailyDead »

Blue Underground Reveals New Look at 2K Restoration of Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome

The hunter becomes the prey in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, and on July 25th , Blue Underground will release the film like never before in a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray that is packed with bonus features to go with the 2K restoration, which is teased in a new video:

"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
See full article at DailyDead »

Release Date & Special Features for Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome Blu-ray / DVD

The hunter becomes the prey in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, and this July, Blue Underground will release the film like never before in a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray that is packed with bonus features to go with the 2K restoration, including several new interviews.

Blue Underground will release The Stendhal Syndrome on July 25th, and you can check out the official details and cover art below:

"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
See full article at DailyDead »

Dario Argento’s Opera Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features & Cover Art

  • DailyDead
Horror fans can grab a seat for Dario Argento's Opera like never before in 2017 when Scorpion Releasing unleashes a collector's edition Blu-ray of the 1987 film, and we have a look at the cover art and list of special features for the upcoming release.

From Scorpion Releasing: "Here is our custom cover art of for the deluxe collector's edition of Dario Argento's Opera, by artist Yannick Bouchard.

We are still finalizing the final details of our discs, but here is a sneak peek of what the release will include:

New 2K scan of the original camera negative with extensive color correction - exclusive to this release Two different English tracks and the Italian track with English Subtitles The film presented in two aspect ratios, each on their own dual layered discs - 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 New audio commentary with film historian Nathaniel Thompson New interviews with stars William McNamara,
See full article at DailyDead »

First Look & Details on Argento’s ‘Opera’ Blu-Ray Release from Scorpion Releasing

Details were released yesterday on the upcoming, and dare I say highly-anticipated, release of Dario Argento’s Opera on Blu-Ray from Scorpion Releasing. They revealed a (not final) cover and some of the special features, which are also not final.

From Scorpion Releasing’s Facebook page:

Above is a look at the cover by Yannick Bouchard. Apparently, it will read “Dario Argento’s” instead of “Dario Argento”.

New 2K scan of the original camera negative with extensive color correction – exclusive to this release Two different English tracks and the Italian track with English Subtitles The film presented in two aspect ratios, each on their own dual layered discs – 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 New audio commentary with film historian Nathaniel Thompson New interviews with stars William McNamara, Barbara Cupisti, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni , Urbano Barberini and make up artist Franco Casagni Interviews with director Dario Argento, composer Claudio Simonetti, screenwriter Franco Ferrini, special fx artist Sergio Stivaletti,
See full article at Destroy the Brain »

Drive-In Dust Offs: Demons (1985)

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them. – Pauline Kael.

The above quote from the late, legendary American film critic Kael was most certainly not referring to Lamberto Bava’s Demons (1985), but a lot of films in our beloved genre bow to this description. Demons is great trash – it wants nothing more to assault your senses with a barrage of images and sound for 88 minutes before you even know what hit you, and does so while breathing that rarified Italian air.

But I’m sure she was referring to a film like Demons – one made with a ton of style, by a filmmaker impassioned with his chosen topic, as ridiculous as that plays on the screen. And make no mistake, Demons is ridiculous; as a matter of fact, it starts there before rapidly ascending to the sublime.
See full article at DailyDead »

Round-Up: Alleluia! The Devil’S Carnival Teasers, The Charnel House, Morituris Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

Darren Lynn Bousman and company's Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival screening tour in the U.S. will commence this August in Los Angeles. Also in this round-up: details on The Charnel House and U.S. release details for the Morituris Blu-ray / DVD.

Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival: In 2012, director Darren Lynn Bousman and his team hit the road and took Lucifer with them, bringing The Devil's Carnival film and accompanying live entertainment to cities across America. Bousman and company are now back to raise a lot of hell and a little heaven in Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival.

Featuring David Hasselhoff, Paul Sorvino as God, and Terrance Zdunich as Lucifer, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival kicks off its U.S. theater screenings tour on August 11th in Los Angeles. For tour and ticket info, visit:

http://www.thedevilscarnival.com/tickets

"After triumphant collaborations on 2008's Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012's The Devil's Carnival: Episode One,
See full article at DailyDead »

Round-Up: Tom Savini, Steve Johnson & Sergio Stivaletti Announced for Ill Willed FX Workshops’ International Classes, Plants vs. Zombies Comic Book, Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys

Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.

Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as
See full article at DailyDead »

Ft. Lauderdale’s Shock Pop Comic Con Guests Include Robert Englund, Elvira, Adrienne King & Danny Trejo

  • DailyDead
Early next year over Valentine’s Day weekend, horror hounds can gather in Ft. Lauderdale with their loved ones to celebrate three horror movie anniversaries: Friday the 13th (35th anniversary), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (30th), and Demons (30th). Cast/crew from all three films will be in attendance, including Crystal Lake’s Adrienne King and the man of your nightmares, Robert Englund:

“Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Nov. 25, 2014 – Masters of mayhem collide in an ultra-cataclysmic Friday the 13th celebration during the Shock Pop Comic Con at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, Feb. 13-15, 2015!

The weekend kicks off with a night of horror as director Sean Cunningham, final girl Adrienne King, composer Harry Manfredini, “Officer Dorf” aka Ron Millkie, and first Jason himself, Ari Lehman convene for the 35th Anniversary celebration of the classic Friday The 13th. Meanwhile our 30th Anniversary shindig for A Nightmare On Elm Street
See full article at DailyDead »

Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on The Book, which brings together some of the biggest names in Italian horror, a trailer for Dead of the Nite, new releases from Cavity Colors, and much more:

First Details on The Book: “The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes. A one off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
See full article at DailyDead »

Deodato, Lenzi, Bava & More Team Up For Horror Anthology, ‘The Book’

We have had some issues with the administrative side of the site. Otherwise, this would have been posted earlier on in the week. However, it seems like everything is stable again so I wanted to post this out there.

Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Enzo G. Castellari, Aldo Lado, Sergio Martino and more are names that any European horror fan should know. These directors brought us titles that are being celebrated and paid tribute to today. Through an IndieGoGo campaign, these directors are trying to team up to bring their version of a horror anthology to the fans. The horror anthology genre is growing. Acting as somewhat as a tribute to the films that said directors grew up with like Creepshow as well as creating a product out of the communal aspect of genre filmmaking community. Earlier this week, a press release went out about a new horror anthology film trying
See full article at Destroy the Brain »

Italian Horror Masters Team Up For Anthology Film The Book

If you're a fan of Italian horror films and your list of favorite filmmakers includes names like Ruggero Deodato and Lamberto Bava, then boy, are you in for a treat. Read on for all the details about an exciting upcoming horror anthology called The Book, which will only get funded with Your help!

From the Press Release

The Book sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes.

A one-off project of unprecedented scale, The Book brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers, and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime, and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase his own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller,
See full article at Dread Central »

Bai Ling Joins the Coven of Brian Feeneys Demoniacs

This October will see camera's roll on writer/director Brian Feeney's new horror feature 'Demoniacs'. The project will shoot in Rome with Italian effects master Sergio Stivaletti ('Demons') on board to provide the visual treats. The witch-themed horror sees Chase Williamson ('John Dies at the End') and Ellary Porterfield play a couple who get mixed up with a coven of witches. One of which is played by 'The Crow' star Bai Ling (below). A number of other names are currently being circled to join the cast and we'll bring you more once these are made official....
See full article at Horror Asylum »

Horror Icon Catherine Spaak Dies The Thousand And One Deaths

Veteran actress Catherine Spaak - star of Italian classics like Dino Risi's The Easy Life and Dario Argento's The Cat O' Nine Tails - will star in a new gore movie, The Thousand And One Deaths (Le Mille e Una Morte) directed by Elisabetta Marchetti. The story is about a  horror film-maker who decides to explore the world of snuff movies, with real torture and death. Spaak will play the mother of the protagonist while the legendary Sergio Stivaletti - who worked with all the major genre directors of Italy, from Lamberto Bava to Michele Soavi, Dario Argento and Sergio Martino - will take care of the bloody special effects....

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

New Details on Demons and Demons 2 Blu-ray Release

Synapse is planning to bring Demons and Demons 2 to Blu-ray later this year and have revealed new details on an upcoming limited edition steelbook release:

“This year, we’ve decided to do Limited Edition Steelbooks for both Demons and Demons 2, with exclusive new cover art by the amazing Wes Benscoter. While the street date is expected to be around November, anyone who orders the Limited Editions will be getting theirs shipped as soon as they are done and available (we’ll ship them as soon as they come in to our offices, regardless of street date). These Le Steelbooks will Not be available in stores and 3000 units will be available direct from our website right here at www.synapse-films.com. Once the units are sold out, they will no longer be available. These are One Pressing Only items. Once the Steelbooks are gone, they are gone forever and will Not be repressed.
See full article at DailyDead »

Demons & Demons 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbooks From Synapse Films!

Lamberto Bava (son of Italian horror godfather Mario Bava)’s splatter-fest Demons is one of the most seminal Italian splatter films of the 80s. Goblin member Claudio Simonetti’s score is full of metal hair rage, Sergio Stivaletti’s special FX makeup is the gooiest & grossest of all time; it’s an insane neon nightmare from start to finish. While it’s meta sequel Demons 2 isn’t at the same level is predecessor is, it’s still admirably gonzo and inherently weird.

Both have seen countless releases on every format thus far, but from the looks of it, Synapse Films have created definitive releases. Available for Pre-Order only through Synapse directly, Demons and Demons 2 are being released as Limited Edition Steelbooks, limited to a strict, one pressing 3,000 copies. These will run you $45.95 shipped, and you’ll receive yours around the tentative street date of October 29th.

Don May
See full article at Icons of Fright »

Synapse Shows Off its Demons and Demons 2 Blu-rays

Okay, kids. Time to drool a little bit as we're about to show you two amazing packages for Synapse Films' upcoming Blu-ray releases of the classic flicks Demons and Demons 2. The word "badass" is an understatement.

From the Synapse Films Website

We wanted to keep everyone updated on Demons and Demons 2, and we’re pleased to announce a little surprise with these two titles. Synapse Films has been approached by Scanavo, the makers of the Steelbook cases for Blu-ray and DVD, and we have decided to do something a little special for the fans.

As many of you know, for the past few years, Synapse has done “Limited Edition” versions of some of our titles near the holidays. We did the limited edition Blu of Intruder with the workprint (sold out in 3 weeks), and last year we did the limited edition Blu of The Definitive Document Of The Dead
See full article at Dread Central »

Tony Todd and Bai Ling Join The Profane Exhibit; More Details on the Segments

Anthology film The Profane Exhibit has been in the works for some time now, but things are moving along with casting news for the wrap-around along with more detailed descriptions of the various segments and quotes from a few directors. It's a lot of good stuff so prepare to be here awhile.

From the Press Release:

The producers of “The Profane Exhibit” are excited to announce that both Tony Todd (pictured) and Bai Ling have join the long-awaited horror anthology. They will be featured in the cast of "22 Rue des Martyrs," written by Ray Garton, which serves as the film's wrap-around segment.

David Bond and Manda Manuel are the architects of what is likely the most daring independent horror film project to date, both in concept and scope. Assembling an almost surreal collection of over 100 horror icons (directors, writers, actors, musicians, etc.), Bond's vision is to present the audience with
See full article at Dread Central »

Segments from The Profane Exhibit Anthology to Be Screened at HorrorHound Weekend

David Bond, one of the producers of The Profane Exhibit anthology film, dropped us a line today with some news that should be of interest if you plan to attend HorrorHound Weekend in March. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

The producers of The Profane Exhibit are excited to announce the screening of a sneak preview of their long-awaited horror anthology at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday, March 22, 2013. A Q&A will also be offered with various directors, producers, actors, and team members of the 13-segment anthology... a few of which will have very special announcements. Some of the segments screened will be director’s cuts and may be the only time these versions will be available for viewing. The Profane Exhibit will be represented in various ways throughout the weekend (March 22-24).

Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club which is the home of a secret,
See full article at Dread Central »

Exclusive details/pics: new “Demons” discs bonus features

  • Fangoria
Exclusive details/pics: new “Demons” discs bonus features
Calum Waddell of High Rising Productions, who’s producing those extras, let us know what to look forward to: “We have some really meaty stuff—lengthy interviews and in-depth personality profiles,” he tells Fango. “The kind of material that we hope people expect from High Rising by now! We have brand new interviews on Demons with [1st through 4th photos below] Lamberto Bava, Dario Argento, stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua, Alan Jones, the worldwide authority on all things Argento-related, and Luigi Cozzi, who contextualizes the Demons films and speaks about the unofficial sequels—including how his own movie The Black Cat ended up as Demons 6 in some territories! For Demons 2, we have Lamberto again, composer Simon Boswell [5th photo below], assistant director Roy Bava, effects maestro Sergio Stivaletti and Federico Zampaglione, the new blood of Italian horror [director of Shadow and the upcoming Tulpa], chatting about Demons and how it has inspired him.

“It’s great to be working on these two Italian classics,
See full article at Fangoria »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites