News of 4K Restoration of Suspiria

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  1. Harry Warden

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    Bad news for the Synapse release then, I guess?
    I rather wait and see how a 4K blu-ray will turn out instead, and also get a chance to see it in the theaters :)

    Edit: That short clip, in the link, looked amazing!
     
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    Wow that DID look good. The deep reds (no pun intended) and the shadows looked impressive. Razor sharp too. That shot of the red drink splashing in the sink looks amazing.

    Fuck I love this movie.

    ~Matt
     
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    Yeah, even though it was just a couple of seconds, it was the best I have ever seen those shots in HD.
    Can't wait to see the rest of the new transfer :)
     
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    This is an interesting announcement considering Synapse is working on it - and we know how much time and effort they put into their releases and this is a big one for them. Wonder if some folks will skip their release now and hold out for a 4k release
     
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    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12849636&postcount=1843
     
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    This is a title that most members probably wouldn't mind having multiple releases for.
     
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    Oh they'll buy it. I think enough of us here are rather compulsive. Each of us has our weaknesses movie title wise. I really have to stop after HD though. As per other conversations here you would need a large enough of a tv to really see 4K. The Synapse release will most likely be my last and will be a stellar way to watch it for the rest of my life. Will keep my Anchor Bay 3 disc as well for the cool packaging.
     
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    Synapse did a 4k scan of the negative too didn't they? And Synapse is working directly with Technicolor. And there's nothing to the announcement that there's a sure fire UHD Blu-ray on the horizon. That'ld be the only real news, and that's hardly a given.

    There's nothing radical here as 4k scans are becoming the norm. And there's nothing to suggest it will be uniquely better, like an extended print. So either they'll be so similar to be indistinguishable or so radically different there will be a clear favorite to have. And I'd be willing to bet any way you slice it Synapse comes out on top.
     
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    For some reason, I though the Synapse scan was in 2K. But saw now that it's also in 4K :)
    Hope he includes a Ultra Blu-Ray in the set.


    "The answer is NO. Because the trailer had to be ready well ahead of our scheduling, older masters were used. "

    Wow, well what ever they did to that old master, it still beats all of the old Blu-Ray transfers :eek:
     
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    This has to be a blow to synapse. Horror fans will no doubt still get their release but it might of just gone from i'll pre order at what ever they ask to let's wait and see. It's been 3 years since they announced they were releasing Suspiria. Does anyone have any update on that? It can't take this long to get a movie restored can it? The window of maximum profitability is rapidly closing.
     
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    I doubt we'll see the Synapse release this year. Maybe in Jan-Feb next year?

    His releases are great, but they work at a snail pace, compared to other cult labels, that does the same amount of great job within months.
     
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    Here's a rough timeline on the Synapse restoration and where it stands today:

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=11687160#post11687160

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=11798226#post11798226

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12230696&postcount=1641

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=12251441#post12251441

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=12491769#post12491769

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12581822&postcount=202

    I suspect that the TLEFilms restoration is being sourced from the same raw 4K scan that was provided to Synapse. I've been impressed with most of the TLEFilms restorations I've seen in the past (Fritz Lang's "M", Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator and Society). I was not impressed with what I've seen of their previous Suspiria restoration, but I've only seen screencaps, and not the entire presentation in motion. That restoration was also sourced from the same problematic 2K master that all previous Suspiria Blu-Rays were sourced from. The real question is going to be whether TLEFilms has enough time and budget to achieve equal or better results than Synapse's ongoing 4K restoration where "No expenses are being spared."
     
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    I'm pretty confident that blu will be where I call it quits, so I'm fine with just grabbing the Synapse release even in light of this news. I have no doubt that it will look amazing in its own right.
     
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    Well if Synapse goes with a steelbook first and hold back on a cheaper regular release than I'll likely go with this one if it's out by then. If they were responsible for the two Re-Animator films and Society restorations then I'm confident in a quality release.
     
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    That quote from the above post should indicate this will be released on standard Blu-ray and not a 4k disc since the Italian restoration was licensed by Germany's 84 Entertainment (Witchtrap, etc) and of course will be Region B locked. Synaspe's disc should likely still be the way to go.
     
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    Count on Synapse doing an expensive Steelbook first.
     
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    I can't imagine it would actually happen but every time I see this thread I think about how priceless it would be if this led to a 4K BD beating the Synapse BD to market.
     
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    Wow, the possibilityof a 4K disc is interesting. Also sounds like this is going to be a pricey release. I expected that though.
     

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