Published Oct 18, 2017This year has been a time of celebration for Dario Argento's now classic 1977 horror film Suspiria. With the movie not only recently restored in 4K and currently making its way to theatres, firm details have emerged on its remake, which will feature a new soundtrack by none other than Radiohead hero Thom Yorke. To top this all off, we now have details on a long-rumored box set for the original film's landmark soundtrack, composed by Italian greats Goblin.
Cinevox and AMS Records have teamed to deliver an impressively massive 40th anniversary box set featuring the original Goblin soundtrack and so much more. Appropriately enough, it's also due out on October 31.
There will be two versions of the box set available: a standard edition and an ultra limited "peacock version," which will be hand-numbered and limited to 150 copies worldwide.
As the labels explain, both versions will contain the following:
● a faithful reproductions of the original soundtrack in LP format (with 'gimmick' insert, identical to the first 1977 edition) and MC
● a 10-inch LP with rare and unpublished tracks on clear red vinyl
● a CD + DVD set: the CD contains the original soundtrack with bonus tracks, while the DVD carries a documentary with interviews with Dario Argento and Goblin
● two 64-page books, in Italian and English language, with detailed analysis of Suspiria film and soundtrack, written by Fabio Capuzzo, one of the leading experts in the 'goblinian' and cinematographic matter around
If that's still not enough for you, the "peacock version" adds all these goodies:
● a foam interior exclusive design with a carved Suspiria logo
● a certificate of authenticity
● an exclusive handcrafted 'peacock feather stiletto', reproducing an object handled by the protagonist Suzy in the final scenes of the movie
For the uninitiated, here's how a press release describes arguably the greatest work from both Argento and Goblin:
Goblin, Dario Argento, Suspiria. Never as in this case any possible noun or adjective is superfluous, in an effort to describe with words what can be simply addressed to, in the end, with just a single essential term: MASTERPIECE. Even more than with the previous Profondo Rosso (1975), it is with Suspiria (1977) that the legendary bound between the Argento and Goblin reached its peak, to a level that has never been reached before to date.
Four decades have passed, a considerable age that "Suspiria", however, does not show at all: the film, recently restored in 4K, is still a prodigy of cinematic technique and genius, and its soundtrack... only for that, an encyclopedia wouldn't be enough to describe the richness of the sounds, the thickness, the majesty, the impressive sound impact that still today sends shivers down the listener's spine!
You can pre-order the super limited "peacock version" here, while the standard box set is available over here. But be warned, these are not cheap.
Down below, you can also get a better idea what to expect from the box's inner contents.
In related news, Death Waltz recently pressed its own version of the soundtrack featuring new original art.
As previously reported, the Suspiria remake is being helmed by director Luca Guadagino. It's set to star Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Tilda Swinton, as well as the film's original lead Jessica Harper (who will take on the role of a different character). As of yet, it's unclear exactly when the film will arrive, but it has reportedly finished shooting.