The Chicago Cinema Society has announced they have discovered an uncut 35mm print of Dario Argento’s iconic horror classic “Suspiria”.
The print was found in the storage room of a closed Italian movie theater and, having not been screened since at least 1978 and in such good condition, will be toured around the country this summer and fall. Here’s the statement on their website as to its condition:
“The print is in excellent physical condition with no substantial wear, uncut heads and tails, minimal fading and no vinegar syndrome. Once we had the print in our film archive, we then made a very careful inspection to determine which version of ‘Suspiria’ we had obtained. We were stunned to find that the print is a completely uncut 6 reel print with a run time of 98 minutes in Italian language.”
Several clips from the print are up on their Youtube Channel. The discovery comes ahead of director Luca Guadagnino’s remake starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz.