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A new edition of Midsommar features an introduction from Martin Scorsese

The collector’s edition of Ari Aster’s 2019 horror also includes art from Ragnar Persson, whose eerie illustrations featured in the film

A new collector’s edition of Ari Aster’s sundrenched 2019 horror, Midsommar, has been released, one year since the film’s original release in theatres, offering a 171-minute director’s cut.

Besides the director’s cut, however, the new edition includes a 62-page book illustrated by Ragnar Persson, whose artwork will be familiar to fans of the (literal) cult horror film. Taking inspiration from murals native to Sweden, Persson’s art was painted, drawn, and stitched onto various objects in the actual film.

Also featuring in the book is a foreword from the legendary director, Oscar winner (and many-time nominee), and Marvel-hater Martin Scorsese. “A couple of years ago, I watched a first film called Hereditary by a director named Ari Aster,” Scorsese writes. “Right from the start, I was impressed.”

Back in May (appropriately) the May Queen dress worn by Florence Pugh in Midsommar also sold for $65,000 at auction – along with various other props from A24’s catalogue – to benefit those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The new collector’s edition of Midsommar is available to order via A24’s website, and is set to ship by July 20. View images below.