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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly good
This is a minor classic from director Dario Argento. An excellent thriller with horror elements thrown in that make the current wave of 'torture porn' movies look decidely second rate (which most of them are).

In the leading role David Hemmings plays a pianist who witnesses a murder and starts investigating them himself. Now why he would do this I don't know,...
Published on 1 Jun. 2008 by S J Buck

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably Argento's best and good example of 'giallo' but flawed
Don't worry - no spoilers!

I originally saw this movie many years ago in a Paris art-house cinema under its French title of 'Les Frissons de l'Angoisse' (shivers of agony) and, whilst not making a huge impression, did get under my skin a bit and stuck in my mind. I waited a long time to see it again. Luckily the digital Horror channel showed what I believe to...
Published on 10 Oct. 2010 by Cartimand


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the REAL WORLD MASTERPIECE...the GREAT ARROW Ed., 17 Jun. 2012
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Profondo rosso
Arrow | 1975 | 127 min | Rated BBFC: 18 | Jan 03, 2011

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Video
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region free

There are four audio tracks on this Blu-ray release: Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0 (on Disc 1) and English Dolby Digital 2.0 (on Disc 2). For the record, Arrow Films have provided optional English subtitles for both the Director's Cut and the International Theatrical Cut of Profondo Rosso. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.

The Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is excellent. The bass is surprisingly potent, the rear channels very intelligently used, and the high-frequencies not overdone. There is a wonderful range of nuanced dynamics as well, giving Goblin's outstanding soundtrack quite a boost. The dialog is stable, clean, and relatively easy to follow (the dubs included).

The English Dolby Digital 2.0 isn't terribly disappointing but it isn't overly impressive either. The dialog is fairly easy to follow, but the dynamic intensity from the terrific Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is completely gone.
LOVE this FILM...... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic movie, 24 Feb. 2011
This is surely Dario Argento's masterpiece and it's incredible to be able to see it in high definition....not only because the picture is outstanding, but also thanks to the amazing Goblin and Giorgio Gaslini soundtrack (if watched in 5.1 Italian with subtitles)...I have watched this twice with different friends and they were all shocked they never heard of this movie before. One of them could not sleep afterwards, that's how scary this movie is. If you like the genre (Giallo and Horror) you won't be disappointed as this must be in your collection!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware-Truncated version..., 20 Feb. 2012
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Mr. Robert A. Davies (Wrexham UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Deep Red [DVD] (DVD)
Argento completists stay well clear of this Arrowdrome release.
Don't be tempted by the price as this runs a good 20 minutes less than the Italian version,which for just a few more pounds can be bought quite easily.Deep Red [Blu-ray] [1975] [2010][Region Free]
The gore scenes may still be present but extra plot developments are missing from this yellow box region 0 DVD.
You have been warned.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My thoughts..., 4 Jan. 2011
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Mr. N. A. Harrison (Nottingham, UK.) - See all my reviews
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First off, I have only watched the original cut by Argento and will be referring to that. I do not have an interest in the truncated version (it's clearly inferior).

PQ? Some rather obvious weirdness such as, say, the top of Marc Daly's head during the music lesson at the beginning. Seriously, even my wife commented on it. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure how to describe it. Never seen anything like it before.

Further good examples - take particular note of the passing background cars when Daly starts to leave the caretaker's house, or the doctor/surgeon's head near the finale. An extreme and exaggerated, stretching halo above the heads or cars would probably be the closest description.

Edit: Important piece of clarification. Someone has just explained to me that those odd bits of weirdness, mentioned above, actually appear to have been caused by some sort of reflection in the camera lens. And that it appeared on previous masters, albeit in much less noticable form.

AQ? The Italian 5.1 lossless s'track sounds amazing, fantastic stuff. No bs, VERY, VERY good. I take my hat off to the folks responsible. Do you fancy viewing that director's cut with the English recorded parts? Bad luck - 2.0 lossy sound. btw Had a quick look at the 2nd disc and the inferior US 'Hatchet Murders' cut is also lossy 2.0...

A HIGHLY noticeable fault has Carlo's face and upper chest breaking up big time at counter reading 45 mins and 27 secs (on my PS3). Universal fault? It's quite possible, I've already read another Argentophile confirming that the glitch is also present on his copy.

In short: FAR better than the dvd versions thus far ('natch, being 1080p), but still disappointing....a worthwhile upgrade for now?? Depends on you...

Once again, I find that Arrow should definetly concentrate more on film PQ and AQ, and worry about their novelty covers/extras later. And I'd be highly interested to learn if the 45.27 glitch is present on all copies. If that's the case, a disc exchange program would certainly be appreciated...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Aug. 2014
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All ok Thank s from Italy
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The good and the bad., 6 Mar. 2012
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First off, if you're trying to decide between buying this Blu-ray release or Blue Underground's, let me save you the trouble and tell you to go for the Blue Underground release.

While 98 percent of this Arrow release is great, it has a few fatal flaws that are just dealbreakers for me. First off, if you're watching the 126 minute director's cut, it switches often from English to Italian due to the fact that English audio was never recorded for these scenes (being that they were not in the international cut). I have no issue with this. My issue is that the film has little frame jumps when the scenes switch to the director's cut material. The transitions are marked by little frame skips and seeing as the Blue Underground release does not suffer from this issue, it is pretty annoying. The Blue Underground release has seamless transitions between the director's cut scenes. No jumps. It should be noted that this set contains a second disc with the international cut on it. Since the director's cut material is not present in this version, the frame jumps are absent. However, this Arrow release also has a picture glitch at about the 45 minute mark where a character breaks up into digital blocks for a brief second, and this glitch is present on both versions of the film. It's so fleeting that it doesn't detract from the experience too much, but again, knowing that this doesn't happen on the Blue Underground release makes it annoying.

The rest of the movie looks excellent and mostly on par with the Blue Underground release (I own both). The sound is also just fantastic and the Goblin score really booms from the speakers like never before. I only wish these picture issues didn't exist and then Arrow would have a fabulous release on their hands here. But as it is, if you're going to plop down money for an HD release of this film, you may as well spend it wisely and go with the version that doesn't suffer from these little errors. I'm sorry, Arrow. I like many of your releases, but I can't side with you on this one and the consumer should go with the version that doesn't suffer from these glitches. After all, why pay for something subpar when a better alternative exists?

The three stars here are for the uncorrupted parts of the feature and for the top notch packaging.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good for the year it was made, 21 Sept. 2013
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Another film I'd missed in my youth and at quite a reasonable price. there is actually a plot though I had guessed who done it as soon as that character appeared. Will be a keeper and could watch it again if i can find time.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars probaly the best triller ever of all time, 16 Dec. 2000
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when came out profondo rosso(deep red)the people use to leave the cinema after the first half of the film. (at the time I was only 8) I saw the film when i was 14 I been so scar for two reason you never know what is going on and if you think is 30 years old(no special efect(matrix stile),). is the masterpiece of all time. I sugest to enjoin a the best this film whatch it onyouron with the light off you will have the best(scar reaction)of your life
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Argento, you'll like this., 19 April 2011
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The film is like all Argento's film unpredictable, but like he says in the included booklet, you actually get to see the killer in the beginning if you're quick! I liked it (like most Argento's films).
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars deep red blu ray, 1 Aug. 2011
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finally deep red like you've never seen .. excellent version of BLUE UNDERGROUND, clearly superior to the ARROW ... the masterpiece of DARIO ARGENTO finally available in HD ... I recommend the purchase to anyone who loves the cinema at 360 ° .. ... absolute masterpiece ......
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