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.
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.
Excerpt: The Film The particular Italian variant of the the thriller, the giallo, could be easily relegated to the margins by presenting it as cultish. Lurid titles, extreme methods of murder, and outlandish direction can be used to convince many that these thrillers are not for them. For people brought up on the TV civility of Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, why would they want to take on the straight Jim Beam of the giallo when they're happier sipping the sweet genteel sherry of...
Conclusion: Deep Red is an amazingly intense and flawlessly-crafted film that's easily one of the best pictures of Director Dario Argento's lengthy filmography that is itself packed with first-class movies. That he's managed such a layered story with such an uneasy feel hanging over it that grasps the audience and never releases until the very end through what amounts to little more than what would in lesser hands be a basic murder mystery is an astounding accomplishment.
Conclusion: I am very pleased with this stylish package. Yes, there are certain minor limitations with the technical presentation, the overwhelming majority of which I believe are inherited, but Dario Argento's Profondo Rosso has never looked this good before. I really hope that in the future Arrow Films will also manage to bring some classic Italian comedies and dramas to Blu-ray.