Monday, 21 January 2019

DARIO ARGENTO'S OPERA MAKES U.K. BLU-RAY DEBUT






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.

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

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.


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


TECH SPECS

• 1080p HD
• Format: Dual-Format (BD/DVD)
• Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
• Feature length: BD: 107m 13s, DVD: 102m 56
• Certificate: 18
• Audio: English and Italian
• Optional English subs
• Region code: BD: B, DVD: 2.
• Cat: CULT503
• Original Release: 1987


CultFilms presents Dario Argento's horror masterpiece OPERA on Dual-Format Blu-ray & DVD and VOD now.





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