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Argento's Stendhal Syndrome gets 3-Disc Limited Edition w/ tons of features!

05.10.2017by: Mike Sprague

Truth be told, I have not yet seen Dario Argento's 1996 Giallo THE STENDHAL SYNDROME, starring his daughter Asia Argento.

It has always been on my list, but no one ever seems to recommend it, so I guess I'm posting this not only to let fans know about the new edition (details below) but also to see if I should put it above TRAUMA on my "Argento flicks to watch asap" list.

Let me know!

Anyhow, yes, Argento's THE STENDHAL SYNDROME is getting a sweet new 3-Disc Limited Edition this July via Blue Underground. The new discs are pack with special features so make sure to check out all the details below!

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME 3-Disc Limited Edition rundown via Blue Underground:

DARIO ARGENTO'S Masterpiece Of Terror - Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!

Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine's "Sexiest Woman in the World" Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (DRACULA 3D, KING KONG) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3, CINEMA PARADISO). Previously edited outside of Italy, Blue Underground proudly presents THE STENDHAL SYNDROME in a gorgeous new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and bursting with brand-new Extras exclusive to this release!

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME 3-Disc Limited Edition Special Features:

Disc 1 Extras:

NEW Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse
Three Shades Of Asia - NEW Interview with Star Asia Argento
Prisoner Of Art - NEW Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
Sharp As A Razor - NEW Interview with Special Makeup Artist Franco Casagni
Theatrical Trailer
Poster & Still Gallery 

Disc 2 Extras:

Director: Dario Argento
Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini
Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti
Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi
Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng 

BONUS Collectable Booklet featuring new writing by author Michael Gingold

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME synopsis:

When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre "Stendhal Syndrome" - a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined. 

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME was directed by Dario Argento and stars his daughter Asia Argento along with Thomas Kretschmann and Marco Leonardi. The 3-Disc Limited Edtion hits July 25.

Will you be picking up a copy? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

 

PRE-ORDER HERE

Choosing one "hot" pic of Asia Argento was the hardest thing I've had to do all day.

Extra Tidbit: Arrow gave the film 7/10 calling it, "a sick, sadistic, visual feast that isnít for the faint of heart."

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