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Dario Argento’s OPERA – New 2K Restoration 19 November (CultFilms)

Dario Argento (Suspiria) returns to CultFilms with this breath-taking new restoration of his visionary horror masterpiece Opera. Splattered with stylistic bloodshed and soaring cinematography, Opera shows Italy’s master of horror at the very height of his game.

When young understudy Betty takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi’s Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces her to watch – with eyes pinned open – as he brutally despatches her friends and colleagues with sadistic delight. Can Betty free herself from this unending nightmare or does a more terrifying fate await? Opera is a ravishing return to the giallo style Argento made his name with, awash with black-gloved killers, lavish bloodletting and the director’s expressionistic Grand Guignol excess.

CultFilms is proud to bring you this gore-soaked terror classic in a stunning new 2K restoration, with colour regrading carried out under instruction from the maestro himself and in reference to his own, preferred, original cinema print.

Starring: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson (Chariots of Fire) and Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red). With music by Brian Eno, Bill Wyman, long-time Argento favourite Claudio Simonetti and the divinity herself Maria Callas.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• ‘Aria of Fear’: a brand new candid interview with director Dario Argento, revisiting his work from a fresh viewpoint

• ‘Opera Backstage’: a unique behind the scenes documentary about Dario Argento directing Opera

• Restoration featurette: from raw scan to the regraded, restored and reframed final vision

Pre-order direct from CultFilms: bit.ly/2Aj8v2J

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.