Newly discovered uncut Italian 35mm print of Dario Argento's masterpiece!
A tale of witches at a famous German ballet school doesn't necessarily sound like it would be fodder for one of the most memorable horror films of all time, but in Argento's hands he weaves a straightforward tale of an American dancer, Suzy (Jessica Harper), who is thrust into a world that she can't quite comprehend, into an hallucinatory nightmare. Fellow students begin to get killed all around her and in trying to figure out why she begins to uncover rumors that a coven of witches actually run the ballet school and they are in a pact with the devil. She begins to loose her grip on reality and as she plummets into experiencing first-hand the demonic powers of black magik, Argento places his viewers into Suzy's fragile psyche to push us all around the bend.
The Chicago Cinema Society on the Discovery
“The Chicago Cinema Society is excited to announce that we have discovered an uncut Italian 35mm print of Suspiria. The print was rescued from an Italian cinema that had closed down and the print had gone untouched in their storage area since 1977/78. After a brief inspection to assess the overall condition of the print, it appears as if it had only been screened a handful of times at most. The print is in excellent physical condition with no substantial wear, uncut heads and tails, minimal fading and no vinegar syndrome. Once we had the print in our film archive, we then made a very careful inspection to determine which version of Suspiria we had obtained. We were stunned to find that the print is a completely uncut 6-reel print with a run time of 98 minutes in Italian language".
1hr 38mins // directed by: Dario Argento // featuring: Jessica Harper, Udo Kier // rare uncut 35mm // in Italian with English subtitles