Suspiria - 3 DVD edition from Anchor Bay

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  1. PoochJD

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    Well, I got this 3-disc set today, nearly 2 weeks early, and that was from my regular DVD importer "DC-DVD"! Thanks, Dave!

    Anyway, the set is similar to regular Anchor Bay twin-DVD Amaray style cases, and not a Tin Set, which I was somehow expecting. All I can say is... Wow! This is a superb edition of one of Argento's most popular films!

    Disc 1 contains the movie, with multiple audio tracks, in various languages. If you love this movie, then listen to it DTS, and it will blow your socks off - quite literally! This is one mother of a loud audio track!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    The picture is the best I've ever seen the movie in, and the ausio is crystal clear. The colours look amazing, and with the THX optimisation, you can see things that you'll never have seen before, in some of the very darkest scenes.

    The only minor disappoinment is that there are no subtitles available at all. So whilst there are French and Italian audio tracks, they really are only for people who can understand these two languages, or simply want to here weird dubbing!

    There's also plenty of extras on this disc. Mainly consisting of trailers, and TV or radio spots, there are still some interesting sequences. Also included, are close to 100 pictures in a gallery. Admittedly, some are duplicated, in slightly different formats, but still worth a look. (Notice Anchor Bay's inclusion of the UK video/DVD cover artwork from the recent release on the Nouveux Pictures label!)

    Disc 2 contains the 50-minute documentary on the 25th anniversary of "Suspiria". Although I haven't watched it yet, skipping through the 8/9 chapters, it seemed like things will be pretty in-depth, and its interesting to see the stars and crew now, in comparison to when the film came out. (Daria Nicolodi's voice is no longer quite as high-pitched, and Udo Kier looks more and more like a mad-scientist with every day that passes! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> )

    Finally, the 3rd disc, is the entire "Suspiria" soundtrack on audio CD. Interesting, but surprisingly not much music from it actually appears in the movie. However, once again, the audio is very LOUD, so set your volume lower than normal, or you may go deaf within a very short space of time!

    Overall, at least 8.5 out of 10. If it had been in a Tin, then that would have really made the set ultra special. As it is though, it's still an essential buy for horror fans, and those Argento fans who want the ultimate edition in their DVD collections, until they can afford the very rare, and infamous, Japanese Laserdisc.


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