Arrow to Unleash Argento’s DEEP RED in a 3-Disc, 4K Blu-ray Set

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Dario Argento’s bloody, black-gloved classic gets the  3-disc, 4K Blu-ray treatment.

Dario Argento was already a major name in cult cinema by the time he made his magnum opus, the epic 1975 black-gloved-killer thriller DEEP RED (PROFONDO ROSS), an evolution of the Italian giallo film and a movie pulsing with energy.

Four decades later, the movie arguably stands as the iconic director’s masterpiece.

Released in many pristine international editions since the inception of DVD and Blu-ray, UK genre movie juggernaut Arrow Video is prepping to unleash what might be the ultimate DEEP RED Blu-ray set.

Limited to 5,000 copies, this exclusive 3-disc release offers up a stunning new 4k transfer of both the international cut , released as both DEEP RED and THE HATCHET MURDERS (105 mins) and the director’s cut (127 mins). The set will release on January 25th, 2016.

This new release will also include a wealth of bonus content, alongside the complete 28-track original soundtrack recording, housed together in deluxe packaging including an all-new exclusive booklet, 6 x postcard set and feature newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.

Starring BLOW UP lead David Hemmings (hired no doubt because of DEEP RED’s thematic and strictural ties to that New Wave, Antonioni classic) and bolstered by a throbbing prog-rock score from regular Argento music  collaborators GOBLIN, DEEP RED is a major work of style and shock.

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Here’s a list of the special features:

 

3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

 

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film
  • Original Italian soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0 and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, and original English soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0*
  • English subtitles for the Italian Soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the English Soundtrack
  • Limited Edition Soundtrack CD
  • 6 x postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Reversible fold-out poster featuring two original artworks
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film and an archive piece by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills

 

DEEP RED: ORIGINAL VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 1)

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • Isolated Score in Stereo 2.0
  • Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo – a brand new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius – the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • The Lady in Red: Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop – a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian Trailer

 

DEEP RED: EXPORT VERSION (BLU-RAY DISC 2) [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • US Theatrical Trailer

 

PROFONDO ROSSO: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING (CD DISC 3) [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • 28-track CD featuring the entire Deep Red film score from Italian progressive rock band Goblin and composer Giorgio Gaslini

Go to the Arrow Video website for more info and to eyeball all the other amazing Arrow product.