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"A STUNNING THRILLER!" -- BBC
"There Is No Better Italian Thriller, Giallo, Detective, Horror, Or Slasher Style Film Than DEEP RED!" -- DVD Verdict
- Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Bernardino Zapponi and Goblin (Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli & Agostino Marangolo)
- Italian Theatrical Trailer
- U.S. Theatrical Trailer
- Talent Bios
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The Blue Underground Blu Ray looks great, and the film score sounds fantastic. I normally prefer to watch the longer (126 mins) Italian cut of the film, over the shorter (105 mins) English cut. Can't go wrong with either version though.
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.)
Picture quality is good for a film this old. Every now and then I felt like the film grain was "flashing" for lack of a better term, but it was not very often.
As far as audio goes I found it equally as pleasing as the video. Goblin's soundtrack sounded great as well as sound effects and dialogue, in both the English and Italian versions
The special features are definitely the worst part of the disc. There is one interview with Argento and the producers/writers that is about 15 minutes long, then two boring music videos: one by the present-day Goblin in what appears to be someone's home studio, and another made probably in the 90s/early 00s by a band I'd never heard of that features some pretty awful special effects.
Overall, the disc is worth it for the film itself. Not necessarily something you would use to show off the marvels of Blu Ray quality, but it's definitely a great looking Blu ray.
The score for this film is pure genius. It is in the realm of classic Hitchcock in the way it helps to frame and accentuate the film's suspense. At the same time it is completely modern for it's era, and perhaps for any era, drawing on an eclectic mix of classical, disco and heavy metal sounds.
The film's direction under Argento is simply stunning. What Argento perfected, in this film more than any other, is the art of filming dark and horrific material in visually artistic and dramatic ways. The mind knows that these two are not supposed to go together, yet the senses seem to enjoy the results. The first time I watched this film, I kept wondering the whole way through if it was supposed to be a serious effort at horror or not. It has a lot of humor in it, and has some scenes that at first seem to be completely arbitrary. When it was over, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it. I then spent the next several days trying to come to grips with exactly what I had seen. This is what great films do, they get inside your head!
this dvd is truly cool with loads of extras and a great final cut with missing scenes added back in a must if you love slasher films and Dario...