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DEMONS and DEMONS 2 UHD from Synapse Films

 

Lamberto Bava’s Italian Horror Classics make their North American UHD Debuts on October 19th from Synapse Films

They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs… in 4K UHD and remastered Blu-ray!
Regarded by horror fans the world over as two of the greatest Italian horror films ever made, Lamberto Bava’s Demons films are not only major cinematic nightmare fuel, but also hugely entertaining splatterfests of the highest order. Synapse’s 2013 Blu-rays remain two of their most popular releases, and now they’re bringing these favorites to 4K UHD and remastered Blu-ray in brand-new spectacular 4K restorations! These horrific splatter classics produced by Dario Argento (Suspiria) have never looked or sounded better and are packed with hours of special features, making this the ultimate home video release of these horror favorites.

In Demons, a masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is scratched by a prop displayed in the theatre lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world! Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror? In 1986’s ambitious sequel Demons 2, the apocalyptic terror continues! A televised horror film spells doom for the residents of a luxury high-rise apartment, as demons are unleashed through the TV screen at a young girl’s birthday party. As more and more residents are infected and transformed into blood-thirsty demons, a young couple fights to survive as they try to escape Hell on Earth.



DEMONS 1 & 2 – LIMITED EDITION 4K (2160p) TWO-DISC UHD BLU-RAY

THIS 6000 PIECE LIMITED EDITION CONTAINS:
  • New 4K restorations of both Demons and Demons 2 from the original 35mm camera negatives!
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both films in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Limited edition o-card/slipcover packaging featuring new artwork by Juan JosΓ© Saldarriaga and Chris MacGibbon
  • Reproduction of the original movie ticket from Demons
  • A special Demons 2 birthday party invitation
  • Included fold-out poster of Demons artwork from Wes Benscoter
  • Reversible cover art
  • 4K UHD All-region playback

DISC 1 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS
       Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in English and Italian, and the shorter U.S. version featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes on the original cut derived from the archival audio masters
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 U.S. theatrical mono audio newly remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
       New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hell’s Belles podcast
       Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, SPFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta
       Produced by Dario Argento: a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmaker’s career as a producer
       Dario’s Demon Days: interview with writer/producer Dario Argento
       Defining an Era in Music: interview with Claudio Simonetti
       Splatter Spaghetti Style: interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
       Carnage at the CinemaLamberto Bava and His Splatter Masterpiece
       Dario and DemonsProducing Monster Mayhem
       Monstrous MemoriesLuigi Cozzi on Demons
       Profondo Jones: The Critical Perspective
       Splatter Stunt Rock: interview with Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
       Stivaletti Q & A at the 2019 UK ‘Festival of Fantastic Films’
       Original Italian and English international theatrical trailers
       U.S. theatrical trailer
       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
       Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
 
DISC 2 (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY) DEMONS 2
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 5.1 & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes derived from the original archival audio masters
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 true stereo theatrical mix remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
       New audio commentary by film critic Travis Crawford
       Bava to Bava: interview with Luigi Cozzi on the history of Italian horror
       Creating Creature Carnage: interview with Sergio Stivaletti
       Demonic Influences: Federico Zampaglione Speaks
       The ‘Demons’ Generation: Roy Bava discusses a legacy in lacerations
       The New Blood of Italian Horror featuring Sergio Stivaletti
       Screaming for a Sequel: The Delirious Legacy of DEMONS 2 with Lamberto Bava
       A Soundtrack for Splatter: interview with composer Simon Boswell
       Together and Apart: a new visual essay on the space and technology in DEMONS and DEMONS 2 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
       Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
       Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
 
VIDEO: 4K 2160p Widescreen (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1 and 2.0
SUBTITLES: English SDH (English Language Versions) / English Subtitles (Italian Versions)
REGION: ALL
ITEM # SFD0201
UPC: 654930322499
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $79.95


DEMONS 1 & 2 – 6000 PIECE LIMITED EDITION 1080p TWO-DISC BLU-RAY SET
 
HD (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentations of both films remastered from the new 4K restorations ∙ Limited edition o-card/slipcover packaging featuring new artwork by Juan JosΓ© Saldarriaga and Chris MacGibbon ∙ Reproduction of the original movie ticket from Demons ∙ A special Demons 2 birthday party invitation ∙ Included fold-out poster of Demons artwork from Wes Benscoter ∙ Reversible cover art ∙ Region A

Because of space limitations of the 1080p Blu-ray format, a smaller selection of Supplemental Features will be included on the BLU-RAY SET:
 
DISC 1 (1080p BLU-RAY) DEMONS
       Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in English and Italian, and the shorter U.S. version featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes on the original cut derived from the archival audio masters
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 U.S. theatrical mono audio newly remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
       New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hell’s Belles podcast
       Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, SPFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta
       Produced by Dario Argento: a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmaker’s career as a producer
       Dario’s Demon Days: interview with writer/producer Dario Argento
       Defining an Era in Music: interview with Claudio Simonetti
       Dario and DemonsProducing Monster Mayhem
       Splatter Stunt Rock: interview with Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
       Original Italian and English international theatrical trailers
       U.S. theatrical trailer
       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
       Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version
 
DISC 2 (1080p BLU-RAY) DEMONS 2
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 5.1 & Italian 5.1/2.0 audio mixes derived from the original archival audio masters
       Uncompressed DTS-HD MA English 2.0 true stereo theatrical mix remastered in 2021 by Synapse Films
       New audio commentary by film critic Travis Crawford
       Creating Creature Carnage: interview with Sergio Stivaletti
       The ‘Demons’ Generation: Roy Bava discusses a legacy in lacerations
       Screaming for a Sequel: The Delirious Legacy of DEMONS 2 with Lamberto Bava
       A Soundtrack for Splatter: interview with composer Simon Boswell
       Together and Apart: a new visual essay on the space and technology in DEMONS and DEMONS 2 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
       Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
       Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles for the English version
       Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian version

VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English & Italian 5.1 and 2.0
SUBTITLES: English SDH (English Language Versions) / English Subtitles (Italian Versions)
REGION: A
ITEM # SFD0202
UPC: 654930322598
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $59.95

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