Synapse Films has acquired the North American home-video rights to Dario Argento’s 1977 classic horror film Suspiria, with an original soundtrack by European prog-rockers Goblin.
“I’ve been involved in the restoration and release of many films in my career, but SUSPIRIA has always eluded me, until now,” says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films. “It’s one of my favorite horror films and I’m ecstatic that my business partner, Jerry Chandler, was able to negotiate with the rights holders to release this film. This is going to be an amazing projectfor us.”
Synapse Films will work closely with Technicolor Rome and Technicolor Los Angeles to create an all-new high-definition 2K scan from the original negative for a possible 2014-15 video release.
“It’s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,” May explains. “We’re going to take our time with this one.”
Synapse Films, Inc. is currently planning the extensive work on Suspiria in conjunction with Technicolor, utilizing both their Rome and Hollywood facilities.
Extras will be announced at a later date.