Suspiria (3 Disc Limited Edition) (REGION 1) (NTSC) - Limited Edition (1977)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Stefania Casini
Jessica Harper
Eva Axen
Joan Bennett
Miguel Bose
Flavio Bucci
Susanna Javicoli
Barbara Magnolfi
Alida Valli
Dario Argento
Movie Details
Genre Horror
Director Dario Argento
Producer Claudio Argento; Dario Argento
Writer Dario Argento
Studio Anchor Bay
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 98 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Outside of devoted cult audiences, many Americans have yet to discover the extremely stylish, relentlessly terrifying Italian horror genre, or the films of its talented virtuoso, Dario Argento. Suspiria, part one of a still-uncompleted trilogy (the luminously empty Inferno was the second), is considered his masterpiece by Argento devotees but also doubles as a perfect starting point for those unfamiliar with the director or his genre. The convoluted plot follows an American dancer (Jessica Harper) from her arrival at a European ballet school to her discovery that it's actually a witches coven; but, really, don't worry about that too much. Argento makes narrative subservient to technique, preferring instead to assault the senses and nervous system with mood, atmosphere, illusory gore, garish set production, a menacing camera, and perhaps the creepiest score ever created for a movie. It's essentially a series of effectively unsettling set pieces--a raging storm that Harper should have taken for an omen, and a blind man attacked by his own dog are just two examples--strung together on a skeleton structure. But once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. --Dave McCoy
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 27
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 013131161090
Chapters 26
Release Date 2002
Packaging Custom Case
Standard Features "The Making of..." Documentary
Director's Commentary
Musical Score
Photo Gallery
Production Notes
Theatrical Trailers
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: DTS ES 6.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DD-EX Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 3
Extra Features