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Classic Argento in Metal Boxes!

Classic Argento (click to see it bigger!)A true horror fan can never get enough Dario Argento. I think the people at Anchor Bay know that because we heard through the grapevine that some fancy releases are coming up for a few Argento flicks. What’s so fancy? Well, the DVDs will be housed in metal slip-cases! First let’s look at some of the most anticipated DVD releases from the maestro.

Phenomena, starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence, is finally coming out on DVD with some kickass extras. We’re not talking one or two things here; this release is packing some heat (more on that below). The film centers around a young girl (Connelly) who suffers from sleepwalking and has telepathic powers. If her life wasn’t tough enough, there is a serial killer loose in her school!

Next we’ve got the 1982 title Tenebre, which stars Anthony Franciosa and John Saxon in a tale about a writer who is trying to hunt down a person who is using his literary work to commit murders. This new DVD release of Tenebre also boasts a number of special features including a three-person commentary with Dario Argento, music composer Claudio Simonetti and journalist Loris Curci.

Is that all? Hell no! We also found out that a five-film Argento collection is also in the works. The set will include Tenebre, Phenomena, Trauma, The Card Player and Do You Like Hitchcock? (review)! Below you’ll find all the details on the special features. We’re not sure when these will hit store shelves, but we’ll update as soon as we find out.

Classic Argento (click to see it bigger!)Tenebre

  • Brand-new remastered widescreen (1.85:1) transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Dario Argento, music composer Claudio Simonetti and journalist Loris Curci
  • Voices of The Unsane Featurette
  • The Roving Camera Eye of Dario Argento Featurette
  • Creating the Sounds of Terror
  • Alternate end-credit music
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Dario Argento biography

    Phenomena

  • Brand-new remastered widescreen (1.66:1) transfer, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Dario Argento, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, music composer Claudio Simonetti and journalist Loris Curci
  • A Dark Fairy Tale Featurette
  • Luigi Cozzi & The Art of Macrophotography Featurette
  • Dario Argento on “The Joe Franklin Show”
  • Claudio Simonetti Music Video (“Jennifer”)
  • Bill Wyman Music Video (“Valley”)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Dario Argento biography

    Classic Argento (click to see it bigger!)Trauma

  • Widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio Commentary with Profondo Argento author Alan Jones
  • Love, Death & Trauma Featurette with an interview with director Dario Argento
  • Never-Before-Seen, On-Set Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Exclusive Special Effects Home Movies from Tom Savini
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Dario Argento biography

    The Card Player

  • Widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Audio Commentary with Profondo Argento author Alan Jones
  • Playing With Death featurette including an exclusive interview with director Dario Argento
  • Maestro of Fear Featurette with composer Claudio Simonetti
  • Electronic Press Kit
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Special 8-Page Booklet (“On The Set with Dario Argento”)

    Do You Like Hitchcock?

  • Widescreen (1.66:1) presentation, enhanced for 16×9 televisions
  • Do You Like Hitchcock?: Backstage Behind the Scenes footage
  • Dario Argento biography

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