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Suspiria

As the tagline promised – “The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92.”

Credits

Dir Dario Argento
Prod Claudio Argento, Salvatore Argento
Scr Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi
With Jessica Harper, Udo Kier, Alida Valli
Italy
1977
101min
UK Distribution CultFilms

Witness Dario Argento’s eye-popping slice of technicolour terror as never before, with this stunning 4K restoration. Four decades ago, Italian genre master Dario Argento brazenly subverted expectations by abandoning the giallo tradition upon which he had built his reputation, launching headlong into a fantastical tale of the supernatural. The resulting film remains not just one of the director’s most celebrated works, but a defining classic of horror cinema. American ballerina Suzy Bannion arrives in Germany to study at the prestigious Tanz Dance Academy. But as a series of murders and a variety of other inexplicable events begin to pile up, Suzy realises her new school houses a terrifying secret. Dripping in dark imagination, Suspiria ranks as one of Argento’s most visionary works – its garish colour palette and bravura set pieces adding to a frenzied sense of dread. Now lovingly restored, this psychedelic nightmare is ready to terrify, perplex and astound all over again.

Michael Blyth

Additional information

Authorized 4K restoration made in 2016 by TLEFilms Film Restoration & Preservation Services, Germany on behalf of the world rights-holder, VIDEA Spa, Italy, from the original camera negative and intermediate negative elements.

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