Summary: Deep Red is an Italian horror film from the mid seventies, it's considered a classic in the genre and with good reason. It tells the story of a pianist who becomes involved in the investigation of a murder committed by a masked killer. In many ways the film shows it age, the acting is overly dramatic, the effects obvious (although no more so than some of the CG effects in recent films), but it does have a number of traits that stand the test of time.
Summary: Probably the greatest of the giallo genre of movies, 'Deep Red' or 'Profondo Rosso' is an outrageous horror/thriller by legendary Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. A young David Hemmings plays the main part to perfection, while the plot keeps us guessing right to the end about who is the killer. Add tremendously atmospheric music by electornica band 'Goblin' (of 'Dawn of the Dead' fame) and you have a horror masterpiece!
Summary: Medium picks up bad vibes at show, tragedy, English pianist witnesses it, investigates, weirdness. Stylish as usual Dario Argento thriller/horror which has some great cinematography, excellent gore set pieces but I just can’t get on with the music. The acting is pretty bad although David Hemmings, looking like a Peter Serafinowicz creation, is good when he’s on screen.
Summary: A classic slice of Argento horror that, for the most part, hits the mark. The film keeps you guessing until the end, following a series of murders that steadily grow more macabre and inventive. An inspired use of location and photography combines with some stylish visual flair to help maintain an unnerving air of uncomfortable suspense throughout.
Summary: I loved this film...really kept me guessing right up to the end! A bit of humour thrown in too. Very atmospheric, creepy and grisly. Although it might seem a bit slow at times it actually has a good plot and may surprise you at the end!
Excerpt: i watch the english language the picture is amazing the sound is very good too but sometime the music is too loud there are french subtitles and it is shorter 20 mn than the italian version but the italian version have only english subtitles i looked what is different than the english version and i found the beginning not important we can see david hemmings play some jazz music on the street and after only some scenes of dialoguing with daria nicolodi not important too...
Excerpt: Still one of Argento's best. Extremely stylish, one of Goblin's best soundtracks, great performance from Hemmings. Although I'm probably one of the few who prefer the shorter version of the film. I know some great character bits are missing, but the switching between english and subtitles got on my nerves. Anyway, this disc has both so it doesn't matter what version you prefer. Picture quality and audio kick ass on both cuts.
DEEP RED from Blue Underground is a great release.
14 September 2011
Excerpt: This is for the ENGLISH version: We just watched this for the first time ever and I really enjoyed the film. I love the cinematography and showing the killer's viewpoint. The music was great and was really loud. There seemed to be some grain intact.....or was it DNR? I wasn't sure. But overall this is a solid Blu-ray release from Blue Underground. One of Dario Argento's best IMO. Daria Nicolodi is as beautiful as ever.
Excerpt: This is the first time I've seen this film and man I didn't know what to expect. This is a solid detective/procedural who done it film noir. The score is awesome and the AQ is strong and punchy. While some facial detail is lacking in the PQ, it's largely due to the fact that the transfer was struck from a dated source, but colors are lush and the overall gritty, grimy, grindhouse cinematic look is still intact which is why I think the picture quality deserves more credit...