One of leg­endary film­mak­er Dario Argento’s most shock­ing and fan­tas­tic films is final­ly avail­able on Blu-ray in the U.S. in an amaz­ing new release from Synapse Films!  Released in the U.S. as CREEPERS by New Line Cinema, 1985’s PHENOMENA is has long been one of Argento’s most dis­cussed and debat­ed films by fans and schol­ars, and now it’s avail­able in a defin­i­tive 3-disc Steelbook® that will make it a must-have release for Argento fans all over the world!


The young Jenifer Corvino (played by Oscar-win­ning actress Jennifer Connelly, in one of her first film roles) is sent to a pri­vate Swiss acad­e­my for girls where a vicious killer is on the loose, bru­tal­ly mur­der­ing stu­dents. Jennifer is a “gift­ed” girl with the strange abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate with insects, and Dr. McGregor (Donald Pleasence, John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN series, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) enlists her to help locate the killer. Jennifer finds her­self in a bizarre mur­der plot with mag­gots, mutants, and razor-wield­ing chim­panzee may­hem! Can she uncov­er the killer’s iden­ti­ty before becom­ing a vic­tim her­self? Daria Nicolodi (TENEBRAE) and Fiore Argento (DEMONS) also star in this strange, unique and gory film from Italy’s Master of Horror, Dario Argento. PHENOMENA also fea­tures fan­tas­tic sound­track music from pro­gres­sive-rock favorite Goblin, British Heavy Metal mas­ters Motörhead & Iron Maiden, Andi Sex Gang, Bill Wyman and Simon Boswell!

Synapse Films is proud to present Dario Argento’s PHENOMENA in a beau­ti­ful Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® (only 3000 units pro­duced), con­tain­ing THREE dif­fer­ent cuts of the film spread over two high-def­i­n­i­tion Blu-ray discs and load­ed with extra fea­tures! An EXCLUSIVE CD cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for this release, and a collector’s book­let with lin­er notes from writer Michael Gingold, for­mer New Line Cinema pub­li­cist Gary Hertz and tech­ni­cal notes from disc co-pro­duc­er Vincent Pereira com­plete this unique and amaz­ing Special Edition pack­age.


DISC 1 (Blu-ray)

PHENOMENA (116 min­ute ver­sion)
This English/Italian hybrid cut of PHENOMENA con­tains an addi­tion­al six min­utes of mate­ri­al not seen in the 110 min­ute ver­sion. Completely remixed by Synapse Films to seam­less­ly inte­grate the addi­tion­al Italian audio seg­ments into the fea­ture, and remas­tered in high-def­i­n­i­tion, this ver­sion of PHENOMENA is now avail­able for the FIRST TIME EVER in North America!

VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English/Italian 2.0 Stereo, Optional DTS-HD MA Italian
2.0 Stereo

—    Newly remixed English/Italian 2.0 stereo mix for the 116 min­ute ver­sion of PHENOMENA.
—    Original Italian 2.0 stereo mix
—    Multiple option­al sub­ti­tle selec­tions, includ­ing one for just the for­eign lan­guage seg­ments of the hybrid ver­sion, com­plete English sub­ti­tles for the entire fea­ture, and com­plete English sub­ti­tles for the Italian ver­sion of the film.
—    CREEPERS (83 min­ute U.S. release ver­sion)
Synapse Films is proud to present the U.S. ver­sion of CREEPERS, now avail­able for the FIRST TIME EVER remas­tered in high-def­i­n­i­tion (1080p 1.66:1 Presentation). Includes option­al English sub­ti­tles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

DISC 2 (Blu-ray)
PHENOMENA (110 min­ute ver­sion)
This inter­na­tion­al ver­sion of PHENOMENA was released in 1985 and con­tains almost 30 min­utes of addi­tion­al footage not seen in the CREEPERS U.S. ver­sion. Completely remas­tered in high-def­i­n­i­tion and released, for the FIRST TIME EVER, on Blu-ray!

VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p (1.66:1) Presentation
AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Stereo
SUBTITLES: English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

—    Audio Commentary Track on PHENOMENA from Argento schol­ar and author, Derek Botelho and film his­to­ri­an, jour­nal­ist and radio/television com­men­ta­tor, David Del Valle
—    Two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent sound mix options, includ­ing the orig­i­nal English 2.0 stereo mix, along with a rare alter­nate mix con­tain­ing dif­fer­ent sound effects and music cues.
A fas­ci­nat­ing look at the ear­ly films of direc­tor Dario Argento, includ­ing PHENOMENA, SUSPIRIA, DEMONS, DAWN OF THE DEAD, INFERNO and many more! Containing can­did inter­views and awe­some behind-the-sce­nes footage, DARIO ARGENTO’S WORLD OF HORROR gives us a look into the mind of Italy’s Master of Horror and is an essen­tial view­ing expe­ri­ence for all Argento fans.
—    Interview with Andi Sex Gang
—    PHENOMENA – International Theatrical Trailer
—    CREEPERS – U.S. Theatrical Trailer & Radio Spots
—    Optional English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard for Hearing on PHENOMENA

DISC 3 – Exclusive Synapse Films PHENOMENA Original Motion Picture
Soundtrack CD

This Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD con­tains the com­plete 16 track Goblin instru­men­tal score for PHENOMENA, along with four addi­tion­al music tracks from Andi Sex Gang and Simon Boswell. This com­pact disc, exclu­sive­ly avail­able from Synapse Films, is the first time the­se music tracks have been includ­ed on the same com­pi­la­tion.

The retail price of the PHENOMENA Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® is $39.95 (plus $6.00 packing/handling fee like our pre­vi­ous Limited Steelbook® releas­es. Synapse Films per­son­al­ly and secure­ly wraps/packs/insures and ships each and every Steelbook indi­vid­u­al­ly with addi­tion­al pack­ing nec­es­sary to keep it safe on its way to your home.)

The 3000 unit PHENOMENA Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook® is avail­able exclu­sive­ly through the Synapse Films web­site at: All inter­na­tion­al orders will be han­dled via the fine folks at DiabolikDVD:  Projected street date is November 15, 2016. Shipping to cus­tomers will com­mence on that date, or as soon as the release is received at Synapse Films. If they come ear­lier than the 15th, they will ship to cus­tomers ear­lier.

This release of PHENOMENA is REGION A.