Exclusive details/art: Michele Soavi’s “STAGEFRIGHT” hits Blu-ray!


The first feature by Italian maestro Michele Soavi and one of the best stalk-and-kill films to come out of Europe is getting its long-awaited U.S. Blu-ray debut this fall, and we’ve got the exclusive info and cover art!

Blue Underground gave Fango the scoop on its release of STAGEFRIGHT (a.k.a. DELIRIA, AQUARIUS and BLOODY BIRD) on hi-def disc as well as a new DVD September 23. The movie, in which a theatrical troupe are bloodily slaughtered in a theater after dark by an escaped psychopath wearing an owl mask, will be presented in a brand new 1.85:1 hi-def transfer (1080p on the Blu-ray) from the original, uncut camera negative. The Blu-ray will include DTS-HD 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks, and the DVD will have Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX and Dolby Surround 2.0 audio. Both discs will be fully loaded with extras:

• “Theatre of Delirium”: Interview with director Soavi
• “Head of the Company”: Interview with star David Brandon
• “Blood on the Stage Floor”: Interview with star Giovanni Lombardo Radice
• “The Sound of Aquarius”: Interview with composer Simon Boswell
• “The Owl Murders”: Interview with makeup FX artist Pietro Tenoglio
• Theatrical trailer
• Poster and still gallery

Retail prices are $29.98 for the Blu-ray, $19.98 for the DVD.


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