The Dario Argento Collection [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 26442184
  • Release Date: 03/31/2015
  • Rating: R
The king of Italian "giallo" whodunit horror Dario Argento leaves his twisted mark on three chilling features. A blind puzzle maker and a curious journalist untangle the sordid scandal behind a cluster of murders in The Cat O' Nine Tails, the savage ax murder of a female clairvoyant drags an expatriate pianist into a cat-and-mouse chase into Rome's heart of darkness in Deep Red, and a young woman is the only thing that stands between three evil sisters and total worldwide carnage in Inferno.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Synopsis


    Inferno
    A combination of alchemy, architecture, and horror, director Dario Argento's Inferno is a pulsing thriller filled with murder and supernatural mayhem. The peculiar proceedings are set into motion in both New York and Rome when two young women, Sara (Eleonora Giorgi) and Rose (Irene Miracle), find a book called The Three Mothers, a tome of alchemy written by an architect named Varelli. According to the book, Varelli built a trio of resting places for the Three Mothers, an evil trio whose identities remain at the core of the film's mystery. Rose's brother and Sara's boyfriend is Mark (Leigh McCloskey), a music student in Rome who jets to New York after Sara is murdered and Rose disappears. He follows up Rose's research on The Three Mothers and, with the help of his sister's neighbor, Elise (Daria Nicolodi), comes to the realization that the building they are in is one of Varelli's. Along the way, Mark encounters a variety of quirky characters including Elise's butler (Leopoldo Mastelloni), the building's maid (Alida Valli), a cat-hating bookseller named Kazanian (Sacha Pitoeff), and the infirm Professor Arnold (Feodor Chaliapin) and his nurse (Veronica Lazar). After a series of murders and a revelation that the butler and the maid have been plotting to steal Elise's jewels, Mark discovers a secret series of passages within the building. They lead him to its core where he finds the wheelchair-bound Professor Arnold, who explains that he is really the architect Varelli. After a violent struggle, the dying old man confesses to Mark that he is merely a servant to the Mothers. The building begins to burn out of control, but before Mark can escape, he discovers the shocking identity of the Three Mothers. ~ Patrick Legare, Rovi

    Deep Red
    The film that has become the master work in Italian horror maestro Dario Argento's canon, Deep Red holds up brilliantly despite the plethora of copycat slasher films it inspired in the years to follow. The film opens with a flashback murder shown from the perspective of a child while an eerie nursery rhyme plays. Cut to the present, pianist Marc Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the murder of a psychic while chatting with his drunken pal, Carlo (Gabriele Lavia). While the police investigate, Marc joins forces with attractive reporter Gianna (Daria Nicolodi). Once Marc realizes that he is a target for the killer, he seeks help from Giordani (Glauco Mauri), a professor of the paranormal, who soon becomes one of the killer's victims. Marc's research leads him to an abandoned house where he discovers a secret room that hides a corpse. Before he can call the cops, he is knocked out and awakens to find the place in flames while Gianna holds him. Racing to the neighbors to call for help, Marc discovers an important clue that leads him to a nearby school where he finally finds the killer's identity. The madman attacks him, but the police arrive to save Marc. Though the case appears to be solved, Marc comes to the disturbing realization that one piece of the puzzle remains. ~ Patrick Legare, Rovi

    The Cat o' Nine Tails
    In this flawed mystery-thriller from flamboyant horror director Dario Argento, Karl Malden portrays a blind man who joins forces with a reporter (James Franciscus) to catch a killer with an extra chromosome. Much of the action occurs at a research hospital, where the killer seeks to conceal the original crime with still more murders. Easily the least interesting of Argento's early thrillers (which include the superior L'Uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo and Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio), this film seems almost a parody of the genre at times, with preposterous coincidences and bogus Freudian analysis substituting for genuine mystery. Those familiar with the director's work may find it difficult to believe that Argento was responsible, but some undeniable stylistic touches -- such as one victim's wallpaper resembling a blood-splattered wall -- reveal that even a genius can make bad films. Ennio Morricone's soundtrack and a cast including Catherine Spaak and Pier Paolo Capponi offer little relief. The American version is missing approximately twenty minutes. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Irene Miracle
      Irene Miracle - Rose Elliot
    • Leigh McCloskey
      Leigh McCloskey - Mark Elliot
    • Eleonora Giorgi
      Eleonora Giorgi - Sara
    • Daria Nicolodi
      Daria Nicolodi - Countess Elise
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      Alida Valli - Carol



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great set

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      GrimmGraves
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      This set includes three great Argento classics packaged together. I never got around to buying the individual releases, so I immediately jumped on this set when I saw it. Not only is it cheaper than buying the separate releases, but it also saves precious shelf space.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic !!!!

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      TVman
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      I have never watched any of Dario's movies but watching Inferno I can tell im gunna like the rest,,,if you like Lucio Fulci movie's i think you will like these and i own all Fulci's.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      More argento please.

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      Gargus
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      If you love dario argento buy this, if you dont know but want a taste of italian horror then buy this. I also recommend the mario bava set.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Weird but good !!

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      StickyBomb
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      Great movies ,,very Lucio Fulci like,,,very colorful,,,24 bux well worth it for the blu ray set !!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I enjoyed it...

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      withcoppers
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      but don't listen to me, see it for yourself to see if you like it (reviews are opinions and pointless)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome deal for great movies

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      Austin
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      Great way to purchase these movies. Very good price for otherwise somewhat difficult hard to find movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Chris
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      Great movie. Looks great on blu-ray. Will watch many times.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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