Dario Argento’s Tenebrae 40th anniversary edition

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Dario Argento’s 1982 movie Tenebrae, also known as Shadow. Arrow Video is marking the occasion with a special limited edition 4K Ultra HD release on three blue ray discs which includes a brand new 4K restoration, alongside a plethora of extras old and new and including a fully restored version of the alternate ‘Unsane’ US theatrical cut.

The movie famously includes Kim Wilde’s song Take Me Tonight during the end credits. The full content of the set is as follows:


• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• Original Italian and English front and end titles and insert shots
• Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
• English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• Audio commentary by authors and critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
• Audio commentary by Argento expert Thomas Rostock
• Audio commentary by Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
• Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo, a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film, featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi, Luigi Cozzi and more
• Being the Villain, a newly edited archival interview with actor John Steiner
• Out of the Shadows, an archival interview with Maitland McDonagh
• Voices of the Unsane, an archival featurette containing interviews with writer/director Dario Argento, actresses Daria Nicolodi and Eva Robins, cinematographer Luciano Tovoli, composer Claudio Simonetti and assistant director Lamberto Bava
• Screaming Queen, an archival interview with Daria Nicolodi
• The Unsane World of Tenebrae, an archival interview with Dario Argento
• A Composition for Carnage, an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti
• Archival introduction by Daria Nicolodi
• International theatrical trailer
• Japanese “Shadow” theatrical trailer
• Alternate opening credits sequence
• “Unsane” end credits sequence
• Image galleries


• 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
• The re-edited 90-minute US version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD
• Two audio options: a recreation of the original theatrical experience, complete with jump cuts and sudden audio shifts, and a new, more seamless edit created for this release, both in restored lossless English mono
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Original “Take Me Tonight” stereo EP recording, performed by Kim Wilde


• High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
• All the same content as Disc 1

Tenebrae will release on 4K Ultra HD on 18 July in the UK and 26 July in the USA.

With thanks to flickeringmyth.com.