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-haterMartin 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.”