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Deep Red [Blu-ray] [1975] [2010][Region Free]

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  • Actors: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Meril, Glauco Mauri
  • Directors: Dario Argento
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Jan. 2011
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NEQ72U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,604 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Flesh ripped clean from the bone And the blood runs red

The bloody kills and red herrings come thick and fast as Dario Argento weaves a twisted web of sadistic intrigue in this classic Giallo from the genres golden era.

A black gloved killer hacks a psychic to death but there was a witness

Marcus Daly, an English pianist, rushes to the scene but hes too late to save her. He sets out to solve the murder but at every turn the mysterious slayer strikes, cutting off each line of enquiry with an acts grisly of violence, each more shocking than the last!

A surreal masterpiece from Dario Argento with a pounding score from cult prog rockers Goblin, Deep Red will leave you battered and breathless!

Review

not a film for the faint hearted'Deep Red' is a stunning thriller --BBC

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

This stylistically accomplished exercise in hyper-emotional suspense reinvents the horror film language. --Apollo Movie Guide

masterpiece --Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
For fans of the genre's thriller, mystery, and horror, this is a movie that their collections should NOT be without. Profondo Rosso (a.k.a. Deep Red) is one of Dario Argento's greatest works and it rightly deserves its spot in the IMDB top 50 horror movies of all time.
The movie's plot sees an American freelance pianist named Marcus Daily witness the murder of a famed female parapsychologist, who also happens to be his neighbour. Following what Marcus witnesses he becomes obsessed with the murder to the point that he decides to figure it out who the killer is himself. Little does he know however that by doing so he will put both his and his friends lives at risk as the killer (who is extremely brutal when it comes to murdering their victims) soon turns their attention to Marcus.
Within the movie there are many scenes that you are unlikely to forget, for instance the table of objects scenes which are accompanyed by a catchy goblin music score, or the mechanical dummy's appearance, or the movie's climax etc.
Profondo Rosso is a movie that is guaranteed to keep you gripped from beginning to end with its unforgettable story, superb matching soundtrack by Goblin (their movie debut I believe), great acting performances and amazing directing by Argento.
I would also like to suggest that instead of purchasing this edition of the DVD that you instead go for the Dario Argento Ultimate Collection (also from Amazon). The reason being is because for just around £3.00 extra (at the time of writing) you get the same DVD except with five other Argento movies, these being The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Cat O'Nine Tails, Demons, Demons 2, and Phenomena. This suggestion may however only apply to those who don't own the majority of those movies already.
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I wouldn't consider myself one of these Dario Argento buffs, raving about colour and chiarascuro BUT......
.......he does grows on you. The more you watch, the more you want. Not just the films, but the characters and the collection of bizarre moments and shocking clarity too.
I started off thinking the whole 'Italian horror genre' thing was overrated. I got Suspiria on a whim and before I knew it I'd bought and watched Profondo Rosso too.
Its that Argento never seems to play straight.
There are moments of brilliance, style, suspense with genuine oddness but then some real rubbish: cheesy 70's dialogue and awful dubbing - but you can forgive all that and at least the music's not as intrusive as it was in Suspiria.
The editing from one scene to another is very abrupt too. Does he do this deliberately? Or is it a question of taste?
Every time you pin him down he confounds you- like he says on the DVD commentary- he tries to conjure up a dream with twists and turns.
I mean, fancy having slapstick farce in the middle of a very disturbing hacker movie?
The film gets more intruiging as it goes on. Same storyline as a million others but it's the ways its done. Visually splendid, with stunning scenery/sets, framing and his shot selection is second to none.
The opening shot which is in fact part of the credits is VERY disturbing. Don't miss it!
Well worth watching and never boring.
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By S J Buck TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 Jun. 2008
Format: DVD
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, but once you allow for this artistic licence, the film moves by with great pace. Full of atmosphere, tension, odd camera angles as well as the trademark roving camera for which Argento is well know. You can still also detect the influence of Hitchcock in this film. But Argento has moved things on to a different level.

Listen out for the music score by the Italian prog rock group Goblin. They worked with Argento on a regular basis and their pounding music scores added a little extra to Argento's films.

This disc contains 2 versions of the film. An English version which runs to 100mins and an Italian version that is 123mins. My advice is to watch the Italian version as this is in widescreen. The English version is panned and scanned. However your view on this will be affected by your attitude to subtitles and dubbing in films. In the English version of course David Hemmings isn't dubbed and there are no subtitles.

Argento is most famous for Suspira, which I was never a huge fan of. Buy this and 'The Bird with the crystal plumage' and in my view you'll own his two best films.
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Format: Blu-ray
Thrilling giallo masterpiece is considered by many to be one of the finest, if not the finest, films made by horror master Dario Argento. In the early 70s, Italian director Dario Argento took the world by surprise with the release of his first three movies, three excellent entries in the "Giallo" genre that had been growing in popularity across the 70's. In only two years, the success of "L' Uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo" ("The Bird with the Crystal Plumage"), "Il Gatto a Nove Code" ("The Cat o' Nine Tails") and "4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio" ("Four Flies on Grey Velvet) turned Argento into the new rising star of horror, and his "animal trilogy" into classics of the Italian thriller. However, after this huge success he decided to move away from the Giallo for a while, and in order to explore something different, he made two TV dramas and a comedy named "Le Cinque Giornate" ("Five Days in Milan"). While this offered him the chance to try something new, it also allowed him to prepare his return to horror with what would be known as one of the best Giallo thrillers ever made: "Profondo Rosso", known in English as "Deep Red".

The film is the story of Marcus Daly (David Hemmings), a British piano player who is spending some time in Italy as a music teacher. One night after work, as he walks towards his apartment, he watches through the building's window and notices his neighbor Helga (Macha Méril) struggling with an unknown man. Helga, a psychic, gets brutally killed in front of Daly's eyes, who runs towards the apartment in a futile attempt to save her. After being interrogated by the police, Daly notices that he could have seen the killer's face among a group of portraits on the wall, but he can't truly figure out what's missing.
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