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When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre "Stendhal Syndrome" - a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer's madness more intimately than she ever imagined.
Horror maestro Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA) reaches new heights of florid fantasy and Grand Guignol with this warped work of art starring Maxim Magazine's "Sexiest Woman in the World" Asia Argento (LAND OF THE DEAD, XXX), Thomas Kretschmann (KING KONG, BLADE II) and Marco Leonardi (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3). Previously edited outside of Italy, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME is now presented here in stunning High Definition, transferred under the supervision of cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno (ALL THAT JAZZ, AMARCORD) from the original Italian 35mm interpositive, and loaded with exclusive Extras.
"Director: Dario Argento"
"Inspiration: Psychological Consultant Graziella Magherini"
"Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti"
"Assistant Director: Luigi Cozzi"
"Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng"
While you can see he was starting to lose it just a bit, he still made a solid movie.
There however, Anna is struck by the Stendhal Syndrome, which makes her faint, when among certain works of art, like paintings and statues.
The transfer is hideous, barely better than video, washed out color, grainy, and horrible contrast.
Italian made with English speaking. That is as exciting as it gets. Watch traffic, that offers more excitement, anything. Anything, but-do not watch this!Published 23 days ago by jay herron
Different to say the least, which made it entertaining for me.Published 3 months ago by 724dispatcher46
This movie was good for a horror film. The English dub was terrible, though. The actors clearly all knew English at the time this movie was filmed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew Yaksic
well it is is is is bad bad bay kid ones and as if we were the and sad onPublished 10 months ago by ken smithers
What garbage, he rapes the girl with her slacks still on??????????? Don't buy. Worst movie, script, director, cutting, lighting etc.Published 13 months ago by John Pimlott
The DVD arrived on time, the quality was perfect, and i was very satisfied! I had been searching for this movie for a long time and to finally have it in my posession is beyond... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nyoka Smith
The Maestro of Italian Giallo (Dario Argento) at his worst. I bought this "New 2-Disc Special Edition" to upgrade this movie from my original Troma copy (which wasn't so bad in the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Y. Nomura
Great Argento movie certainly recommended, the only reason why it doesn't get 5 stars is because of the noisy blu-ray picture. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by .kramsie
This is one of my favorite Argento movies, but a horrible blu-ray transfer. Maybe the worst I've seen so far. Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by L. R. Fenstermaker