A handful of Dario Argento's classic Italian horror flicks have hit Blu-ray here in the states over the years, including Inferno and Deep Red. But what about Suspiria? It's one of the most requested Blu-ray releases within the horror community, fans eager to see the lush colors and visuals given new life in high definition, and yet it's never been given the high def treatment. That is... until now!
The folks over at Synapse Films have just announced that they've acquired the North American home-video rights to Argento's 1977 fan-favorite, with plans to release the film on Blu-ray, DVD and other forms of optical media. The company will work with Technicolor Rome and Technicolor Los Angeles to create a brand spankin' new high-definition 2K scan, sourced from the original negative. "It’s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,” Synapse President Donald May Jr. explains. “We’re going to take our time with this one.”
Because of the extensive amount of work that they're putting into the release, in order to give Suspiria the justice it deserves, Synapse expects that it won't be ready until 2014 or possibly even 2015. For now, we wait!