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Nicolas Roeg's Horror Classic DON'T LOOK NOW Returns To Cinemas In July [New Trailer/Poster]

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A new 4K restoration of Roeg's film is coming to cinemas and blu-ray.

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Considered by many to be the finest work of the late Nicolas Roeg, 1973's Don't Look Now has undergone a 4K, Ultra High Definition restoration which will play in UK cinemas from July 5th, followed by a new DVD and blu-ray release, including a special collector's edition, on July 29th.

The film stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a grieving couple who begin to have supernatural experiences connected to the death of their daughter while in Venice.

The restoration was overseen by the film's cinematographer, Tony Richmond, who had this to say: "It was very exciting to come over to London to Colour Correct the restoration of Don't Look Now. The important thing for me was to make it look like the original print. I think with the help of Silver Salt Restoration and colourist Steve Bearman we have succeeded in doing that. For me personally it’s incredible that having shot it in 1973 it’s being released in the cinema again in Dolby Vision. Don't Look Now is as strong and haunting now as it was when it was first released."

Speaking of her experience of the film, Julie Christie said "Venice was a magical place to film, even waiting hours for the next shot was exciting because the surroundings were so mysterious and sensual. My dear Nic, Tony Richmond and myself were old friends from previous films and always had a lark whenever we worked together. Of course, I didn’t know what was in Nic’s mind when he was creating the film but when I did see it I was amazed at his extraordinary creations. A very precious time of my life."

Special features on the four disc collector's edition include UHD and blu-ray copies of the film; the original Pino Donaggio soundtrack CD; poster; art cards; a booklet with an essay, an original press interview with Roeg and script extracts from the BFI archive; new documentary featuring interviews with David Cronenberg, Danny Boyle, Brad Bird, Andrew Haigh, Stephen Woolley, Peter Bradshaw and more; featurette on Roeg's use of colour in the film; restoration featurette; commentary by Roeg; interviews with Sutherland, Donaggio, Allan Scott, Tony Richmond, Danny Boyle; Looking Back featurette; behind the scenes stills gallery.

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Check out Studiocanal's new re-release trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

On a cold, bright autumn day in Suffolk, England, a little girl in a red mackintosh drowns in a pond – the daughter of John (DONALD SUTHERLAND) and Laura Baxter (JULIE CHRISTIE). Trying to recover from the tragedy, the couple arrive in Venice, Italy, where John has been commissioned to restore a church. In the eerie atmosphere of the lagoon city in winter, they encounter two strange sisters. Laura is suddenly released from her grief when one of them, a blind psychic, tells her that she is in contact with her dead daughter. Angered and sceptical, John carries on with his work, but witnesses an unsettling vision of his own: a little girl in a red mackintosh disappearing into the Venetian alleys.

As a wave of killings haunts the city, Laura returns to England to visit their son after an accident at his school. But the premonitions don’t stop: John suffers a near-fatal accident high on the church scaffolding, and then he glimpses his wife, supposedly hundreds of miles away, on a private launch flanked by the two mysterious sisters. The local police are intrigued by and even sympathetic to his story, but cannot help. As Venice and his fate closes in on John, illusion, reality and sudden terror spiral the story to its grotesque climax, as the design in director Nicolas Roeg’s mosaic becomes unforgettably clear.