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"
"A Somber, Brutal, And Nightmarish Film That Begs To Be Considered As A Serious Work Of Art!" -- Mondo Digital
"Argento's Most Disturbing Work To Date!" -- Eccentric Cinema
"Nasty, Brutal Stuff... Unlike Anything Else Out There!" -- The Austin Chronicle