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Blu-ray includes new 4K restorations of all three versions of the film, including the original Italian version (116 min), the International cut (100 min), and the U.S. “Creepers” cut (83 min), limited edition slipcover by artist Nick Charge and reversible cover with original Italian Phenomena art
From Italian master of the macabre Dario Argento (Suspiria, Tenebrae), comes Phenomena - one of his most beautifully designed horror films - now remastered in 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Vision in a two-disc set!
The young Jennifer Corvino, played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Top Gun: Maverick), is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose. Jennifer has the unique ability to telepathically communicate with insects and an entomologist, Dr. John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween, Escape from New York), enlists her help in locating the murderer. As the mystery unfolds, they find themselves in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, telepathic insects and a razor-wielding chimpanzee! Can Jennifer uncover the killer's identity before becoming a victim herself?
Phenomena features a fantastic soundtrack from progressive-rock gods Goblin, British heavy metal masters Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell. Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein), Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Fiore Argento (Demons) also star in this truly unique, gory and unsettling thriller.
Starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Fiore Argento, Daria Nicolodi,
Special Features: 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentations in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), Of Flies and Maggots, a feature-length 2017 documentary produced by Arrow Films, including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and others..., The Three Sarcophagi, a visual essay by Arrow Films producer Michael Mackenzie comparing the three different cuts of Phenomena, “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento, Original Italian and International Theatrical Trailers, and more:
- Original Italian Version (116 Minutes): Lossless Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements, Lossless “hybrid” English/Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
- International Version (100 Minutes): Lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements, Rare alternate DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo mix, featuring different sound effects and music cues, Audio commentary by Argento scholar and author Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator David Del Valle
U.S. 'Creepers' Version (83 Minutes): Lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono and 2.0 'stereo music version' soundtrack, mastered from the original 3 track DME magnetic mix, US Theatrical Trailer and Radio Spots
Synapse Films // 1985 // 116 Minutes // Rated R // Color // Italian with English Subtitles, English with English SDH // All Region
Please Note: This is a new Limited Edition 2 Disc set release from Synapse Films. It does not include the additional printed materials that were available with the previous release featured here.
"Fans of the movie will want this set, as the film's truly never looked better; providing three significantly different cuts ensures this release will appeal to fans both nostalgic for the U.S. Creepers cut, and those who want to see the movie the way Argento intended it." - Austin Trunick, Under the Radar Magazine