Phenomena [Two-Disc 4K UHD 6000 Piece Limited Edition]

$59.95

Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Patrick Bauchau, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Runtime: 116/110/83 minutes
Release Date: March 8, 2022
Language: English & Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1/2.0/1.0
Aspect Ratio: 4K (2160p) Ultra High Definition (1.66:1) Presentations
Formats: 4K UHD Discs only (No 1080p Blu-rays or DVDs included in package)
Region: All Regions

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Synopsis

Synapse Films, in conjunction with Arrow Films, brings one of Italian filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking and fantastic films to 4K UHD in the U.S. in an amazing new limited edition! Released in the U.S. as Creepers by New Line Cinema, 1985’s Phenomena has long been one of Argento’s most discussed and debated films by fans and scholars.

The young Jennifer Corvino, played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly (Labyrinth, Top Gun: Maverick), is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose. Jennifer has the unique ability to telepathically communicate with insects and an entomologist, Dr. John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween, Escape from New York), enlists her help in locating the murderer. As the mystery unfolds, they find themselves in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, telepathic insects and a razor-wielding chimpanzee! Can Jennifer uncover the killer’s identity before becoming a victim herself?

Phenomena features a fantastic soundtrack from progressive-rock gods Goblin, British heavy metal masters Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell. Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein), Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Fiore Argento (Demons) also star in this truly unique, gory and unsettling thriller.

We are proud to present Phenomena in a two-disc 4K UHD 6000 piece Limited Edition boxed set. Synapse Films will be releasing this set throughout North America. Suggested Retail Price for the Synapse Films set is $59.95 USD.

While we are sharing assets and working in conjunction with Arrow Films on the product, we have specific requirements for street dates and announcement info with MVD, our U.S. distributor. For now, we’re setting the proposed street date as March 8, 2022. This could change slightly, but we will strive for this date as best we can.

Special Features
  • Two 4K (2160p) UHD discs inside.
  • New 4K restorations of all three versions of Phenomena, including the original Italian version (116 mins.), the International cut (110 mins.), and the U.S. “Creepers” cut (83 mins.)
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentations in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Limited edition slipcase packaging designed by artist Wes Benscoter
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • Collector’s booklet featuring liner notes from Mikel J. Koven, Rachael Nisbet and Leonard Jacobs
  • Fold-out double-sided poster
  • Postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  DISC 1 (4K 2160p ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) - ITALIAN VERSION
  • Lossless Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • Lossless “hybrid” English/Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the hybrid soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of Murder by Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
  • Of Flies and Maggots, a feature-length 2017 documentary produced for Arrow Films, including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Iacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • “Jennifer” music video, directed by Dario Argento
  • Japanese pressbook gallery
  • * The 116minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles
  DISC 2 (4K 2160p ULTRA-HD BLU-RAY) - INTERNATIONAL & "CREEPERS" VERSION DISC
  • Lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo soundtracks on the international version, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements
  • Lossless English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on Creepers, mastered from the original three-track DME magnetic mix and presented in two variants: 1.0 mono and an alternate 2.0 stereo music mix
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary on the international version by Argento scholar and author Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator David Del Valle
  • The Three Sarcophagi, a visual essay by Arrow Films producer Michael Mackenzie comparing the different cuts of Phenomena
  • Rare alternate 2.0 stereo mix on the international version, featuring different sound effects and music cues
  • Creepers U.S. theatrical trailer
  • U.S. radio spots