CultFilms Bringing Dario Argento’s Gory OPERA to UK Blu-ray/DVD

With the remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria arriving in US theaters this November and December, expect interest in all of the Master of Giallo’s filmography to rise. To that end, CultFilms is releasing Opera on dual format Blur-ray and DVD in the UK in addition to various VOD platforms on November 19th. Released in 1987, Opera stars Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini, and Ian Charleson; the soundtrack was composed by Brian Eno, Claudio Simonetti, and Bill Wyman.

CultFilm’s release is a 2K restoration and includes an intro from Argento himself. You can pre-order your copy of Opera HERE and check out the synopsis, special features, and trailer below.

When young understudy Betty takes the lead role in a new operatic production of Verdi’s Macbeth, she soon attracts the attention of a knife-wielding psycho who forces her to watch – with eyes pinned open – as he brutally dispatches her friends and colleagues with sadistic delight. Can Betty free herself from this unending nightmare or does a more terrifying fate await? Opera is a ravishing return to the giallo style Argento made his name with, awash with black-gloved killers, lavish bloodletting and the director’s expressionistic Grand Guignol excess.


  • ‘Aria of Fear’: a brand new candid interview with director Dario Argento, revisiting his work from a fresh viewpoint
  • Opera Backstage’: a unique behind the scenes documentary about Dario Argento directing Opera
  • Restoration featurette: from raw scan to the regraded, restored and reframed final vision

Are you a fan of Dario Argento? Are you excited to check out Opera when it his UK Blur-ray/DVD and VOD next month? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!



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