Watch now


16.99 + 1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by adabola1

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Tenebrae [DVD] [1985] [1982]

Anthony Franciosa , John Saxon , Veronica Lario    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
Price: 16.99
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by adabola1.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Family members enjoy 20% off every delivery of nappies. Join today to get your discount, as well as a free trial of Amazon Prime and access to exclusive offers and discounts.

  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player. To find out more about Blu-ray, visit our Hi-Def Learn & Shop store.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

Tenebrae [DVD] [1985] [1982] + Inferno [DVD] [1980] + Phenomena [DVD] [1985]
Price For All Three: 33.22

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Guiliano Gemma, John Steiner
  • Directors: Veronica Lario
  • Producers: Massimo Morante
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NEQ748
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,973 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Terror Beyond Belief!

A notorious horror classic returns in all its depraved glory. This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray.

A razor-wielding psycho is stalking the horror writer Peter Neal, in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebre. But the author isn t the obsessive killer s only target, the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as one by one, they fall victim to the murderer s slashing blade...

Will fiction and reality blur as fear and madness take hold? Watch in terror as by turns the cast fall victim to the sadistic imagination of Dario Argento, Italy s master of horror.

Special Features:

  • 4 Sleeve art options with original and newly commissioned art work
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Exclusive collector s booklet featuring brand new writing on Tenebrae by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento
  • Brand new HD restoration of the film
  • Optional original mono English and Italian audio
  • Audio Commentary with Argento experts, journalists and writers Kim Newman and Alan Jones
  • Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction by Daria Nicolodi
  • Screaming Queen! Daria Nicolodi remembers Tenebrae
  • The Unsane World of Tenebrae: An interview with Dario Argento
  • A Composition for Carnage: Claudio Simonetti on Tenebrae
  • Goblin: Tenebrae and Phenomena Live from the Glasgow Arches
  • Original Trailer

Review

A riveting horror film --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Sadistically beautiful and viciously exciting, welcome to true terror with Dario Argento s shockingly relentless Tenebrae. --Bbc

Tenebrae's sexual frisson and eye for splatter is explicitly nasty. But there s more to this accomplished slasher than just blood 'n' guts, Argento busily subverting thriller conventions while toying with the viewer s preconceptions about misogynous screen violence. --Total Film
--Total Film

Sadistically beautiful and viciously exciting, welcome to true terror with Dario Argento s shockingly relentless Tenebrae. --Bbc

Tenebrae's sexual frisson and eye for splatter is explicitly nasty. But there s more to this accomplished slasher than just blood 'n' guts, Argento busily subverting thriller conventions while toying with the viewer s preconceptions about misogynous screen violence. --Total Film

Sadistically beautiful and viciously exciting, welcome to true terror with Dario Argento s shockingly relentless Tenebrae. --Bbc

Tenebrae's sexual frisson and eye for splatter is explicitly nasty. But there s more to this accomplished slasher than just blood 'n' guts, Argento busily subverting thriller conventions while toying with the viewer s preconceptions about misogynous screen violence. --Total Film

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dario Argento classic 9 July 2013
By Ben30
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Tenebrae, unbelievable Graphic horror for it's time released back in 1981
bit more Graphic than some of the U.S. Horror films released at the same time.
the whole film is in English but there are couple actors I noticed there dialogue dubbed in English
but it's an Italian Horror film so what do you expect, so most of the film is in English language anyway
but that is Italian Horror.

I have the U.S. Anchor bay release of this film aswell which is definitely UNRATED
both this region 2 version and the U.S. version are both UNCUT in my opinion
I am a big fan of this film so the only reason I have both versions is cause the special features/extras are different
the U.S extras are different to the U.K. extras

the special features you get that are different to the U.S. Anchor bay version
are
Daria Nicolodi interview, Dario argento interview and music composer Cluadio simonetti
all in Italian with English subtitles unfortunately
you also get a Goblin performance of them playing the music these from Tenebrae and Phenomena
and an audio commentary by Argento experts Kin newman , Alan jones

the U.S. Anchor bay version is UNCUT aswell and it beautiful widescreen format
,so it is up to you what version you want to buy.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I have commented on this release before but having just watched the Wild Side (Universal) label release (bought from Amazaon France), I thought I should speak once more. The downside of the French release is that subtitles are automatically displayed (unless watching in French!) and you cannot deselect them on a standard blu ray player (but they are not burned on). I didnt find them distracting but you should be aware. Watching this edition of Tenebrae has made me appreciate how dire the Arrow release is. The picture displays a good balance of colours as I would have expected them to be (with prominence towards browns, whites, reds). The picture is also sharp and displays good depth. Sound is good, but still does not display exceptional fidelity. Comparing this back against the Arrow edition, there is no fizzing of the images as on the Arrow edition (I dont know but I am beginning to wonder of there was a lot of processing applied to the master of the Arrow edition which just did not work?) possibily as a result of edge enhancement or perhaps an attempt to digitally sharpen the image (I'm no technician) - you can even see Peter Neal's face clearly in the opening sequences. The balance of colour is off too, green's/foliage should not have appeared with the same searing strength of colour as, say, the reds. Every now and again there is a suggestion of detail in the image (look at reflections in glass), but this is inconsistent as the Wild Side release demonstrates with textures in backgrounds (the texture of masonry/plaster). I really cannot overstate how good the Wild Side release is - the difference is like looking out of the window through a net curtain (Arrow) and then lifting it aside. Blu Ray is here to showcase the best quality of film exhibition available in the mass market. Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking the deepest taboo... 14 Feb 2014
Format:Blu-ray
Successful American writer Peter Neil travels from New York to Rome to promote his new best-seller Tenebre.

He is received by his agent Bullmer who schedules an interview in a talk show.

As soon as Peter arrives, there is the murder of a shoplifter and Detective Germani is assigned to the case.

He meets Peter and tells that the killer was inspired by his novel to commit the crime. Peter receives a letter from the murderer and two more are murdered.

The killer writes that perverts must be eliminated and Peter suspects of the host of his show.

However, when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains might be the truth...

One of the supposed video nasties of the eighties, this film has such rich visual flair, that it's more operatic than horror.

Argento was at his peak with this movie,and he hasn't made a film as prolific as this since. It has a lot in common with 'crystal plummage' with the POV of the killer, and as always, Argento, shows the female in a very erotic manner, thus showing the killer getting some sort of sexual kick from it.

Performances are good, and the ending is very shocking, but for the visual flair and camera-work, this has to be one of his greatest achievements.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars classic gallio 7 Feb 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Have had this on video tape DVD and now Crystal clear bluray. Argento classic whole host of fantastic extras brilliant
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars The joy of execution 14 Jan 2014
Format:Blu-ray
My first ever Giallo.

Its quite bizarre to learn it was labelled as one of the video nasties, compared to the gore and depravity that some of those titles had Tenebrae comes across as tame. While the story isn't anything new, the subtext that Argento has in using this as a vehicle to retaliate to claims levelled towards him as well as reacting to an obsessed fan gives it all an edge. That dog chase scene though, wow.

Where it really landed for me was in the execution. The score by Goblin instantly became one of my favourites, both instantly memorable and brooding with lashings of atmosphere. Same goes for Luciano Tovoli's camerawork, its calm and rational when it needs to be but when the murder scenes come around he zips about with aplomb complimenting the erratic energy of the score. Execution is everything here and its a utter joy to watch.

I think I'll be looking into what more Giallo and Italian Horror has to offer.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars If you see only one giallo
I find films by the likes of Argento, Bava, Fulci et al better to read about than to see. But this is really good. Read more
Published 4 months ago by katyn1940
3.0 out of 5 stars Arrow Blu Ray - disappointing quality of transfer
This review is aimed at those of you who have already seen 'Tenebrae', wondering about the quality of the blu ray transfer. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stephen E. Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I put off buying this BD disc for a long time because the reviews for it were so negative and it was never my favourite Argento film (it's in the second tier of solid but... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Moncrieff
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, I liked Arrow's blu-ray.
I put off buying this BD disc for a long time because the reviews for it were so negative and it was never my favourite Argento film (it's in the second tier of solid but... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Moncrieff
5.0 out of 5 stars Through annihilation you get freedom...........
Tenebrae is a very good film.

I like the clothes and the clean colourful look in this 1984 film. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bobby Klump
4.0 out of 5 stars Balanced.
The picture does contain some excessive 'noise' but personally I did not find it distracting nor a reason not to purchase this disc. Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. Crossman
3.0 out of 5 stars Tenebrae
Famous writer Peter Neal releases his latest book, Tenebrae and it becomes a world wide success. Then however while on a trip to Rome people start dying just as they are predicted... Read more
Published 22 months ago by A. J. Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars "..COOL ARGENTO THRILLER.."
This is another who did it thriller from the master Dario Argento, its a great story as always with a killer on the loose and you never guess what happens until the big twist at... Read more
Published 23 months ago by S. Drury
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xb6a08588)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Version 4 3 Mar 2011
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback