DEEP RED [Blu-ray]
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Dario Argento's Thrilling Masterpiece – Now Available in the Uncensored English Version! An English jazz pianist living in Rome witnesses the brutal hatchet murder of a renowned psychic and is quickly drawn into the savage crime. With the help of a tenacious female reporter, the pair track a twisted trail of deranged clues and relentless violence towards a shocking climax that has ripped screams from the throats of audiences for more than 35 years! DEEP RED stars David Hemmings (GLADIATOR, BLOW-UP) and Daria Nicolodi (PHENOMENA, SHOCK), and is widely considered by both fans and critics alike to be Dario Argento's true masterpiece. Now this classic shocker has been newly transferred in stunning High Definition from its original camera negative, and is presented here in the Uncensored English Version for the first time ever!
"A Bona Fide Classic... The Final Word In Stylish Murder Mysteries!" -- Mondo Digital
"A Giallo Masterpiece! DEEP RED Has Very Few Equals In The Realm Of Suspense And Style!" -- HorrorDigital
"A Stunning Thriller! A Film That Sits In Your Mind Long After It's Over!" -- BBC
"A Tour-De-Force Thriller! A Stunning Journey Through A Shadow Labyrinth Of Repressed Memories And Madness!" -- Eccentric Cinema
"There Is No Better Italian Thriller, Giallo, Detective, Horror, Or Slasher Style Film Than DEEP RED!" -- DVD Verdict
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Top Customer Reviews
but i like both Italian and American horror
you can tell in the killing scenes in Dario's films that he likes to do close up shots of the Kills
so you can understand how Italian horror is more Graphic than American Horror
but unfortunately the story/screenplay in His films are weak thou
but that's Italian horror, the killing scenes are very Graphic, but the story/screenplay of his films can be weak
and Deep red is no exception, the Acting is Good-very Good but the screenplay is 50% weak 50% strong
the original Anchor bay release only had the Italian Directors cut version that runs for 126mins UNRATED
i have the Anchor bay release, i bought it years ago before this blu-ray was released
the film is very frustrating to watch cause some scenes are in English and some are in Italian with English subtitles
so the language barrier switches back and forth during the film which is very frustrating to the point
i coudn't watch it all the way through cause it was annoying with the language barrier
English subtitles are tolerable you can either put up with it and try watching the whole film or don't bother watching it.
this Blu-ray release by Blue underground is much better than the Anchor bay release
cause for the first time ever the entire English version is released now to the public on Blu-ray
both the NOT RATED English version and the Italian Directors cut are both on 1 Blu-ray Disc for the first time ever
the English version is about 105mins long, some of the Italian actors have been dubbed in English really well
to the point that i can't really tell.
the Italian version is 126mins long
the blu-ray cover art has chapter selections for both versions
the Italian version is about 23 chapters and the English version is about 19 chapters
so there are some scenes missing from the English version that are only in the Italian version
check the chapter selection and compare yourself
the Italian version has English subtitles anyway so watch the Italian version if you're a mad fan
otherwise the English version is fine with me
i have watched some scenes from both and both versions have been given full HD transfers
in a brand new 7.1 surround sound so you're definitely getting the best of both versions.
there are no new extras at all, you get the same extras as from the Anchor bay release
10mins interview with Dario argento and some other crew, it's the same featurette from the Anchor bay release
so nothing new there
but you get both versions on 1 blu-ray Disc with all new HD transfers
the English version is only available on this blu-ray along with the Italian version
so better off buying this blu-ray version and scrapping the old Anchor bay release
definitely time for an upgrade and get the new blu-ray version.
definitely worth the money for sure.
Psychic Helga Ulmann (Macha Meril) feels too much too often and gains the unwanted attention of a killer who realizes she knows too much and must be eliminated. Jazz pianist/teacher Marcus Daly (David Hemmings), out for a stroll, witnesses the murder of the psychic and immediately tampers with the murder scene. Naturally, the police are suspicious of his actions and grill him for four hours. Against better judgment and logic, Daly decides to investigate the murder on his own. Regrettably, he is soon saddled with a nosy sidekick, reporter Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi), who just wants to help. The more Daly digs the more he learns and every time he learns something, he inadvertently prompts more brutal murders.......all leading inexorably to a blood-soaked showdown with the killer.
Love this movie. It is incredibly stylish, with a bold use of color and sweeping camerawork. The story is well thought out. The murders are fabulously gruesome.
(This review is for the 126 minute uncut and uncensored version of the film.)
obvious flair for the dramatic, and his visual style is a lot more polished
than what you find in your typical slasher flick.
His overall theme is the loss of innocence. His characters have troubled
pasts, but his real subject is his setting, Rome. Life in this once great
city has become too complex and too confusing in modern times. It's noisy,
it's dirty, it's sleazy. The lead couple, played by David Hemmings and
Daria Nicolodi, argue about women's lib. Hemmings' best friend turns out to
be a homosexual, which seems to make him uncomfortable. A German Jewish
psychic is given a Jewish burial in Catholic Rome. And, of course, a mad
slasher is on the loose. All the while, ancient Roman statues loom in
Argento's backgrounds, underlining how much simpler and nobler life used to
It might be chauvinistic to make comparisons between Argento's style and
Italian opera, but the comparison is unavoidable. His famous kill scenes
are meticulously and beautifully staged. You never really notice how grisly
some of them are because they're so elegant.
I'm watching the Blue Underground release of this movie. It looks pretty
good to me. Details are sharp, colors are rich. Some of the sound recording
in the first few minutes is still sub-par, but once past the opening mind-
reading scene, the dubbed English soundtrack is entirely acceptable. As far
as I can tell, this release is the complete version of Deep Red. It's not
the butchered US version called The Hatchet Murders. (I know because I'm
sorry to say I own the lousy US version, too.)
The Goblin soundtrack sounds absolutely great on this release. This weird
fusion music is just as bizarre and original now as it was in 1975. You can
tell that John Carpenter probably had this music in mind when he scored his
own classic slasher flick Halloween a few years later.
The plot's a little flimsy, and I have to say that the inexperienced
actress Daria Nicolodi wasn't quite ready to handle a major role at this
point in her career. Other than those quibbles, Deep Red is clearly a
classic horror film that deserves a place on any DVD collector's top shelf.
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