Wednesday, 14 November 2018

CULTFILMS PREPARE FOR BLU-RAY RELEASE OF DARIO ARGENTO'S 'OPERA'


Up there with Suspiria as one of Argento's all-time masterpieces...' Alan Jones

RESTORED IN 2K WITH REFERENCE TO ARGENTO’S PERSONAL PRINT

Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA) returns to CultFilms with this breath-taking new restoration of his visionary horror masterpiece OPERA being released on Blu-ray in the U.K. for the first time ever!


Splattered with stylistic bloodshed and soaring cinematography, OPERA shows Italy's master of horror at the very height of his game.

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson (Chariots of Fire) and Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red). With music by Brian Eno, Bill Wyman, long-time Argento favourite Claudio Simonetti and the divinity herself Maria Callas.

Synopsis:

When young understudy Betty 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.

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.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

• ‘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 regraded, restored and reframed final
vision

CultFilms presents OPERA on Dual-Format Blu-ray & DVD and Digital 19th November 2018 and can be pre-ordered directly from CultFilms at:


https://cultfilms.co.uk/films/opera-dual-edition-numbered-slipcase/


OPERA will be available to buy in the shops from 21st January 2019.





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