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Director: Dario Argento
Label: Vinegar Syndrome
Aura is a young Romanian who, while on the run from her parents, is rescued by journalist and recovering drug addict, David Parsons. After being returned to her home, Aura’s parents are murdered by a vicious serial killer known as The Headhunter, sending Aura back on the run, to David. With no one to turn to for help, the unlikely pair launch their own investigation into the killings, discovering shocking and long hidden revelations that connect the continuing murders ever closer to Aura and a terrifying secret from her past...
The first US lensed film from the master of Italian horror, Dario Argento (Suspiria, Opera), TRAUMA was his return to classical form giallo filmmaking, offering a twist filled, labyrinthine plot, brutal and creative murders, stunning scope cinematography, and a haunting score by Pino Donaggio (Piranha). Headlined by an all-star cast including three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie (Carrie), Oscar nominees Frederic Forrest (Apocalypse Now) and Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), acclaimed actor James Russo (Django Unchained), and actress and director Asia Argento (The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things) in her first starring role. Vinegar Syndrome is thrilled to present TRAUMA on Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K and debut its longest and most complete version ever, with the complete English dialogue track totally intact for the very first time.
• "Beheaded" - an interview with writer/director Dario Argento
• "Heads Above the Rest" - an interview with special effects artist Tom Savini
• "Female Hamlet" - an interview with writer Franco Ferrini
• "Ruby Rain" - an interview with composer Pino Donaggio
• "When the Lightning Strikes" - an interview with cinematographer Raffaele Mertes
• Interview with actress Sharon Barr
• Interview with actor / casting director Ira Belgrade
• Interview with actor James Russo
• Interview with actress Piper Laurie
• Interview with first assistant director Rod Smith
• Audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues!
• Audio commentary with film historian and author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• "On Set with Tom Savini" - an archival featurette with behind-the-scenes footage
• Archival electronic press kit with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew
• Video workprint featuring several extended scenes
• Multiple trailers