Tenebrae 1982The film follows the exploits of an American mystery novel writer named Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa). He travels to Rome at the behest of his agent, Mr. Bullmer (John Saxon), to promote his latest novel titled 'Tenebrae.' Accompanying him on this trip is his personal assistant, Anne (Daria Nicolodi), who has long harbored a secret crush for her employer. What Neal doesn't know is that his ex-wife, Jane (Veronica Lario), has also tagged along on this little trip.

Just before Neal arrives, a young woman accused of shoplifting a copy of the book is killed by a black-gloved killer brandishing a straight razor, her throat viciously slashed open by the unseen maniac. Neal later receives a letter from the killer who credits his writing as the inspiration for the murderous rampage that he has only just begun. Neal, of course, winds up talking to the police who send Detective Giermani (Guiliano Gemma) and his partner Alteri (Carola Stagnaro) to investigate. As the detectives try to figure out who the killer is, the bodies start to pile up around them - first a pair of lesbian lovers are murdered, then the daughter of the man Neal rents his apartment from is killed with an axe. All of the victims have a tie to the author, who soon starts to fear for his life. He and his other assistant, Gianni (Christiano Borromeo), begin an investigation of their own… but the killer has a few tricks up his sleeve and won't stop until his obsessions with Neal and his work are silenced.

Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Mirella D'Angelo, John Steiner
Country: Italy
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Tenebrae (1982) Arrow Films
BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:40:53 | 44.7 Gb + 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Italiano
Subtitles: English (for Italian audio) and English (for English audio)

• Audio Commentary with Alan Jones and Kim Newman
• Audio Commentary with Thomas Rostock
• Introduction by Daria Nicolodi (0:11)
• "Screaming Queen" interview with Daria Nicolodi (16:04)
• "The Unsane World of Tenebrae" interview with Dario Argento (15:13)
• "A Composition for Carnage" interview with Claudio Simonetti (10:04)
• "Goblin: Tenebrae and Phenomena - Live from the Glasgow Archives, 2011" featurette (16:37)
• Interview with Maitland McDonagh (12:20)
• Theatrical Trailer (3:14)

Tenebrae (1982) Synapse Films
BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:41:01 | 36.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Italiano
Subtitles: English (for Italian audio) and English (for English audio)

• Audio Commentary with film critic and Argento scholar Maitland McDonagh
• "English Sequence Insert Shots" option
• "Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo" documentary (89:24)
• Alternate Opening Credits Sequence (2:15)
• Unsane (US Version) End Credits Sequence (1:53)
• International trailer (3:16)
• Japanese "Shadow" theatrical trailer (2:11)

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