Luca Guadagnino’s celebrated re-imagining of the Dario Argento cult classic Suspiria will be topping many horror fans’ Best Of lists — if not their Christmas wish-lists. The flick unfortunately won’t be out in time for the festive season, but those eager to watch it again ASAP won’t have too much longer to wait.
Guadgnino’s bizarre, twisted take hits Digital on January 15 and Blu-ray on January 29, for the suggested retail price of $24.99, courtesy of Lionsgate. The movie stars Dakota Johnson as Susie (played by Jessica Harper, who makes a cameo here, in the original film) and Tilda Swinton as the terrifying Madame Blanc. Mia Goth and Chloë Grace Moretz provide ample support.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke provides the haunting score for Guadagnino’s directorial follow-up to his Oscar-winning Call Me by Your Name. The screenplay was written by David Kajganich.
The official synopsis for the movie is as follows:
Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the ﬁnal performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horriﬁc discoveries await.
Check out the Blu-ray art below, which features the beloved Mondo poster for the movie (highly coveted by those who caught Suspiria early).
The special features are as follows:
- “The Making of Suspiria” Featurette
- “The Secret Language of Dance” Featurette
- “The Transformations of Suspiria” Featurette