Hi All! Well, the long awaited Special Edition of PHENOMENA is finally coming and, below, you will find the pertinent info about the release. And, since this isn’t our first rodeo with exclusive titles, we have to let you know that our website DOES get hammered a lot in the first day of customer orders. If, for some reason, you cannot get through to place your order… DON’T PANIC! We are just a small company of two and we don’t have the server capabilities of larger companies like Amazon that can handle larger than normal web traffic. Be patient, and you can get your order in. Things may slow to a crawl with those first folks trying to get their orders in, but don’t fret. You can also call our office and speak with Jerry Chandler (he’s usually in after 11am) to place a phone order at 734-494-3502.
This one is well worth the wait, and we hope you enjoy it! Projected street date is November 15, 2016. Shipping to customers will commence on that date, or as soon as the release is received at Synapse Films. If they come earlier than the 15th, they will ship to customers earlier. In the unfortunate event that our replicator cannot get them to us by that date, we will update customers on our Facebook and Twitter feeds and let you know. But, most of the project is now finished and awaiting the final booklet printing and third disc, so we are confident we’ll have them soon enough!
Head over to COMING SOON, or scroll down our MAIN page to order. Or click the cover right here!
DARIO ARGENTO’S PHENOMENA MAKES ITS U.S. BLU-RAY DEBUT ON NOVEMBER 15th FROM SYNAPSE FILMS
A 3-DISC (2 BLU-RAYs & 1 CD) LIMITED STEELBOOK™ EDITION OF DARIO ARGENTO’S HORROR CLASSIC! ONLY 3000 UNITS PRODUCED!
One of legendary filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking and fantastic films is finally available on Blu-ray in the U.S. in an amazing new release from Synapse Films! Released in the U.S. as CREEPERS by New Line Cinema, 1985’s PHENOMENA is has long been one of Argento’s most discussed and debated films by fans and scholars, and now it’s available in a definitive 3-disc Steelbook® that will make it a must-have release for Argento fans all over the world!
The young Jennifer Corvino (played by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, in one of her first film roles) is sent to a private Swiss academy for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose, brutally murdering students. Jennifer is a “gifted” girl with the strange ability to communicate with insects, and Dr. McGregor (Donald Pleasence, John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN series, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) enlists her to help locate the killer. Jennifer finds herself in a bizarre murder plot with maggots, mutants, and razor-wielding chimpanzee mayhem! Can she uncover the killer’s identity before becoming a victim herself? Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRAE) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) also star in this strange, unique and gory film from Italy’s Master of Horror, Dario Argento. PHENOMENA also features fantastic soundtrack music from progressive-rock favorite Goblin, British Heavy Metal masters Motörhead & Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell!
Synapse Films is proud to present Dario Argento’s PHENOMENA in a beautiful Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray packaging Steelbook® (only 3000 units produced), containing THREE different cuts of the film spread over two high-definition Blu-ray discs and loaded with extra features! An EXCLUSIVE CD created specifically for this release, and a collector’s booklet with liner notes from writer Michael Gingold, former New Line Cinema publicist Gary Hertz and technical notes from disc co-producer Vincent Pereira complete this unique and amazing Special Edition package.
THIS 3000 UNIT LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION STEELBOOK® CONTAINS TWO BLU-RAYS, ONE CD SOUNDTRACK AND A COLLECTOR’S BOOKLET.
DISC 1 (Blu-ray)
PHENOMENA (116 minute version)
This English/Italian hybrid cut of PHENOMENA contains an additional six minutes of material not seen in the 110 minute version. Completely remixed by Synapse Films to seamlessly integrate the additional Italian audio segments into the feature, and remastered in high-definition, this version of PHENOMENA is now available for the FIRST TIME EVER in North America!
VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English/Italian 2.0 Stereo, Optional DTS-HD MA Italian 2.0 Stereo
DISC 1 SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Newly remixed English/Italian 2.0 stereo mix for the 116 minute version of PHENOMENA.
- Original Italian 2.0 stereo mix
- Multiple optional subtitle selections, including one for just the foreign language segments of the hybrid version, complete English subtitles for the entire feature, and complete English subtitles for the Italian version of the film.
- CREEPERS (83 minute U.S. release version) Synapse Films is proud to present the U.S. version of CREEPERS, now available for the FIRST TIME EVER remastered in high-definition (1080p 1.66:1 Presentation). Includes optional English subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
DISC 2 (Blu-ray)
PHENOMENA (110 minute version)
This international version of PHENOMENA was released in 1985 and contains almost 30 minutes of additional footage not seen in the CREEPERS U.S. version. Completely remastered in high-definition and released, for the FIRST TIME EVER, on Blu-ray!
VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stereo
SUBTITLES: English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DISC 2 SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Audio Commentary Track on PHENOMENA from Argento scholar and author, Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio/television commentator, David Del Valle
- Two completely different sound mix options, including the original English 2.0 stereo mix, along with a rare alternate mix containing different sound effects and music cues.
- DARIO ARGENTO’S WORLD OF HORROR – Documentary A fascinating look at the early films of director Dario Argento, including PHENOMENA, SUSPIRIA, DEMONS, DAWN OF THE DEAD, INFERNO and many more! Containing candid interviews and awesome behind-the-scenes footage, DARIO ARGENTO’S WORLD OF HORROR gives us a look into the mind of Italy’s Master of Horror and is an essential viewing experience for all Argento fans.
- Interview with Andi Sex Gang
- PHENOMENA – International Theatrical Trailer
- CREEPERS – U.S. Theatrical Trailer & Radio Spots
- Optional English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard for Hearing on PHENOMENA
DISC 3 – Exclusive Synapse Films PHENOMENA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD
This Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD contains the complete 16 track Goblin instrumental score for PHENOMENA, along with four additional music tracks from Andi Sex Gang and Simon Boswell. This compact disc, exclusively available from Synapse Films, is the first time these music tracks have been included on the same compilation.
The 3000 unit PHENOMENA Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® is available exclusively through the Synapse Films website at: www.synapse-films.com. All international orders will be handled via the fine folks at DiabolikDVD: www.diabolikdvd.com.
Projected street date is November 15, 2016. Shipping to customers will commence on that date, or as soon as the release is received at Synapse Films. If they come earlier than the 15th, they will ship to customers earlier.
This release of PHENOMENA is REGION A.
PLEASE NOTE: Like our three previous Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook® releases, the price of this product is $39.95 plus a $6.00 packing/handling fee ($45.95 total). Synapse Films personally and securely wraps/packs/insures and ships each and every Steelbook® individually with additional packing necessary to keep it safe on its way to your home. We even hand deliver them ourselves to the post office. Those of you who would like to save the $6.00 and pick it up direct from our office can certainly do so. Please call our office at 734-494-3502 to place your order for pick up and we’ll reserve yours, so you can come by the office and get your copy when it’s released! Due to the “Limited Edition” nature of this release, Synapse Films will not be making review copies of the Steelbook® available to the press.
For those interested, here’s what the “inside” art will look like under the disc trays (the file is conformed like the Scanavo art spec):