Conclusion: Considered a masterpiece of the giallo subgenre, 'Deep Red' is a beautifully-crafted and stylized suspense thriller. With a pair of amusing leads who are reminiscent of a classic Hollywood romance. The taut murder mystery is an engaging and memorable experience from the highly-regarded Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. The Blu-ray comes with an excellent audio and video presentation, but a disappointingly small collection of supplements.
Excerpt: There has never been, nor will there ever be, another movie quite like Deep Red . It is unequivocally Dario Argento's masterpiece, a film that combines his knack for creating otherworldly, nightmarish scenes of horror with an obsessively compelling mystery. This Italian giallo is the perfect synthesis of the horror and thriller genres, making for a film that's as scary and imaginative the first time you see it as the twentieth time.
Summary: I feel death. Deep Red -- or perhaps better known as Profondo Rosso in its lengthier, superior Italian cut -- is a compelling, challenging, and deeply mysterious Horror/Thriller picture from one of Horror's most legendary filmmakers, Dario Argento ( The Stendhal Syndrome ). Argento's pictures may be generically classified as Horror, but as evidenced in Deep Red and so many of his other films, the terror is only a vehicle towards something far more alluring, and that is...
Conclusion: Deep Red is a flat out masterpiece of horror. There is no other way to say it. Dario Argento went into his bag of horror tricks and utilized everything there was when he created Deep Red. Not only is Deep Red a masterpiece of horror it’s also a masterpiece in technical achievements. You horror buffs or aspiring cinematographers need to study this film and see how these techniques are put to use.
Summary: Dario Argento's "Profondo Rosso" a.k.a "Deep Red" (1975) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Arrow Films. The supplemental features included with this release are: short introduction by composer Claudio Simonetti; audio commentary with Danish filmmaker and Dario Argento expert Thomas Rostock; conversation with actress Daria Nicolodi; conversation with composer Claudio Simonetti; theatrical trailers; and more.