Little over a week ago, we shared details that the Argento-directed, Opera, and Argento-produced films, The Sect and The Church, would be hitting Blu-Ray by Doppelgänger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing. We finally got some specific details today on the Opera Blu-Ray!
From the Press Release:
Best known for his work in the horror and thriller genres and regarded as one of the most influential artists of the past half-century, Italian filmmaker Dario Argento’s 1987 cult classic film OPERA will make a fresh new reprise in the new year. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray, Doppelgänger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing will present a remastered/restored edition in high definition, with over 45 hours of color correction, brand new 5.1 soundtrack, a brand new interview with actor William McNamara and a never-before U.S. released interview with Dario Argento.
When young opera singer Betty (Cristina Marsillach, Every Time We Say Goodbye) takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi’s Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces her to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will her recurring childhood nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath, or does an even more horrific evil lay waiting in the wings?
Legendary horror maestro Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebrae) delivers a savagely stunning thriller featuring some of the most shocking sequences of the maestro’s entire career.
Also starring Ian Charlston (Chariots Of Fire), Umberto Barberini (Demons), Daria Nicolodi (Shock, Deep Red), and William McNamara (Copycat), this dazzling masterpiece soars to untold heights of terror with a brand new 2k scan.
Doppelgänger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing will make OPERA available on Blu-ray for the first time in the United States beginning January 23, 2018 (prebook December 19, 2017). The Blu-ray, which includes interviews with Director Dario Argento and actor William McNamara as bonus features, carries the suggested retail price of $24.95.
More information on OPERA can be found on the DOPPELGÄNGER RELEASING website at https://www.musicboxfilms.com/ opera
Doppelgänger Releasing and Scorpion Releasing
DVD RELEASE DATE: January 23, 2018
PRE-ORDER DATE: December 19, 2017
Price: DVD $24.95
Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Antonella Vitale, William McNamara, Barbara Cupisti.
Running Time: 107 min
Format: 1080p HD Widescreen 2.35:1
Sound Format: 5.1 and Mono
Language: English Language Track
- Brand new 2016 2k scan with over 45 hours of extensive color correction
- Rare interview with director Dario Argento never-before released to U.S. audiences
- Brand new interview with star William McNamara
- Brand new 5.1 soundtrack
- Original Trailer