Deep Red details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Eros Pagni, Glauco Mauri, Clara Calamai, Macha Meril, Aldo Bonamano, Gabriele Lavia, Piero Mazzinghi, Giuliana Calan, Daria Nicolodi, David Hemmings, Giuliana Calandra|
|Genres:||Horror, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Original title||Profondo Rosso|
|Collections:||Psycho Killers, Serial Killers, Top Italian Films|
|2hrs 1 min||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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best Argento after SuspiriaBy a customer from London , 14 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Beautiful design & photography, well-written, decently acted, suspenseful, bloody, and stylish in that inimitable 1970's Italian mode, I rank this up there with Suspiria. Fantastic Goblins soundtrack of course. If like me you've found Argento's later films disappointing after the initial shock of greatness of Suspiria, watch this one.
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Classic surreal horrorBy TechnoHippy (103 reviews) , 05 Oct 2013Deep Red is an Italian horror film from the mid seventies, it's considered a classic in the genre and with good reason. It tells the story of a pianist who becomes involved in the investigation of a murder committed by a masked killer. In many ways the film shows it age, the acting is overly dramatic, the effects obvious (although no more so than some of the CG effects in recent films), but it does have a number of traits that stand the test of time. The first is the story, it is well paced and unfurls in an interesting direction. The humour in the film also adds to the entertainment, it intersperses the strangeness and the horror of what is going on. For its time it's also quite gory and the effects must have been quite shocking. Like most good horror films it doesn't rely on shock and gore to make its point, there are a few creepy moments. I mentioned strange and as well as creepiness the film has its surreal moments too. These use tricks familiar to us now, but again were novel for their time. All in all this is still a fun film to watch and also provides some good instruction in how a good horror can work.
A horror classicBy Dreddmancunian (10 reviews) , 19 Aug 2013Probably the greatest of the giallo genre of movies, 'Deep Red' or 'Profondo Rosso' is an outrageous horror/thriller by legendary Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. A young David Hemmings plays the main part to perfection, while the plot keeps us guessing right to the end about who is the killer. Add tremendously atmospheric music by electornica band 'Goblin' (of 'Dawn of the Dead' fame) and you have a horror masterpiece!
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I just cant get on with the musicBy Bassman71 (696 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 02 Aug 2013Medium picks up bad vibes at show, tragedy, English pianist witnesses it, investigates, weirdness. Stylish as usual Dario Argento thriller/horror which has some great cinematography, excellent gore set pieces but I just cant get on with the music. The acting is pretty bad although David Hemmings, looking like a Peter Serafinowicz creation, is good when hes on screen. The gore is gradually ramped up throughout the film with a memorable finale and the SFX arent too bad although the blood looks like paint. The problem is that the music is just too intrusive, a sort of a rehash of Tubular Bells at times and most scenes would have benefitted with something more subtle.
Exemplary 70s horrorBy a customer , 11 Jul 2013A classic slice of Argento horror that, for the most part, hits the mark. The film keeps you guessing until the end, following a series of murders that steadily grow more macabre and inventive. An inspired use of location and photography combines with some stylish visual flair to help maintain an unnerving air of uncomfortable suspense throughout. However, the action does suffer in places: the rough and jarring cuts can make the editing seem almost amateur at points; and some of the 'comical' interludes between Hemmings and Nicolodi come across as grating and misjudged. Having said that, the film is nothing short of a deeply satisfying watch - mystery, visual flourishes and visceral thrills all set to a maverick score by Argento-stalwarts Goblin. Worth the watch.
worth sticking with it to the endBy a customer , 11 Jun 2013I loved this film...really kept me guessing right up to the end! A bit of humour thrown in too. Very atmospheric, creepy and grisly. Although it might seem a bit slow at times it actually has a good plot and may surprise you at the end!