A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?~Jason Buchanan
"International Classics" English "Breathing Letters" opening credit sequence from the U.S. release
A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of Suspiria - all-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
Alternate all-english opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
Do You Know Anything About Witches? - 30 minute Suspiria visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
Olga's Story - interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
Suzy in Nazi Germany - featurette on the German locations from Suspiria
Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle and Troy Howarth
Jessica HarperSuzy Bannion
Joan BennettMadame Blanc
Alida ValliBallet Mistress
Margherita HorowitzA Teacher
Udo KierFrank Mandel
Fulvio MingozziTaxi Driver
Dario ArgentoComposer (Music Score)
Giuseppe BassanArt Director
Salvatore ArgentoExecutive Producer
Germano NataliSpecial Effects
Gothic Film,Supernatural Horror
Year of Release
Special Edition, Blu-ray, 2 Discs
Digital Surround Sound (same as SS), Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
When you get movies that such as this it is hard to not give it 5 stars.
Is the movie itself 5 stars, well for a horror freak like myself, yes it is.
Lets get to the reasons. Well it is Dolby Atmos and it is mixed to give you an experience. Yeah I love that stuff and I am a sucker for it. If you don't like it, what are you crying about? You get a 4.0 mix (at 96khz!!) and an Italian 5.1 mix. Seems there is enough for everybody here.
For those of us that care, the 11 channel goodness is the way to go. There are so many points of reference. To describe every time I jumped around or looked outside to see if it was really raining, well I would be exhausted to say the least!
I have heard cries of too blue or red or colorful (really?), and all I can say, if you want some green, well there is another version(s) out there. I personally prefer this release, and I have owned several of them through the years. This film was always treated well, and for good reason. I thought the 6.1 "discrete" track was the be all end all. Man times have changed for the better!
While I enjoyed the remake a great deal, nothing beats the atmosphere of this truly winner of a horror movie. I wish more great classics like this one get a fine 4K transfer in the future.
Clarity is wonderful, and the HDR color grading makes this film even more special. If you have a bright TV then I know you will appreciate the metallic scene. If you are first time viewer, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Great film, and great picture and audio quality. The new atmos mix is good, and this is the first time the original 4 track audio mix is available. This is hands-down the best release of this film so far.
Dario Argento is one of the main masters of the giallo genre and SUSPIRIA is, arguably, his finest hour. Synapse, the company that produced this release, did a painstaking restoration on the film that took years to accomplish...and it shows. A must own. See it before the remake that is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018. You just know it won't be nearly as good as the original masterwork.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great film for lovers of art house horror
"Suspiria" has never been so hypnotically and deliriously gorgeous. Luciano Tovoli's cinematography absolutely sings in 4k. The stunning, technicolor-hued production design absolutely oozes off the screen in a way it never has before. This is Argento's surrealist Grimm's fairy tale showcased in all its groundbreaking saturated glory.