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The Stendhal Syndrome [Blu-ray] [1996]

  • SKU: 9118705
  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Rating: NR

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    Special Features

    • Director: Dario Argento
    • Inspiration: Psycological Consultant Graziella Magherini
    • Special Effects: Sergio Stivaletti
    • Assistant director: Luigi Cozzi
    • Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng
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    The Stendhal Syndrome
    The title affliction causes sufferers to react to paintings in extreme and bizarre ways. In the case of police detective Anna Manni, she swoons and feels herself entering hallucinatory versions of the artwork she sees. This Italian psychothriller contains dark elements of horror as Manni tries to capture a murderous serial rapist. The lady detective is first seen walking the art-filled hallways of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The great paintings have a terrible effect upon her and she ends up having one of her surreal visions after fainting in front of Brueghel's "The Flight of Icarus." She sees herself falling through the painting's deep ocean and is only saved by the hands of Alfredo, a stranger who saw her fall. She returns woozily to her hotel. Her memory has temporarily lapsed, and once in her room she finds herself similarly mesmerized by a painting on the wall, but eventually she remembers her assignment. Unfortunately, when she meets up with Alfredo again, he attacks and rapes her. He then forces her to watch while he rapes and murders another. She manages to escape and make it back to Rome where she begins seeing a psychiatrist. Her former lover Marco also makes sure she is guarded 24-hours a day. Unfortunately for Anna it is not enough, and Alfredo strikes again. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Luigi Diberti
      Luigi Diberti - Inspector Manetti
    • Thomas Kretschmann
      Thomas Kretschmann - Alfredo Grossi
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      Julien Lambroschini - Marie
    • Marco Leonardi
      Marco Leonardi - Marco Longhi
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      John Quentin - Anna's Father

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of , if not Dario Argento's greatest movies !


      This is a masterpiece of mind melting suspenseful horror action that steadily builds to a cresendo that overlaps one supenseful scene ontop of another ! This movie must be in every collector's collection of serious hardcore suspense/horror , for this movie doesn't let go of your mind until you say uncle ! If you don't own it , then , What are you waiting for ! The 2 disc special edition is only $14.99 , a price which could be ,and has been in other venues at prices close to $40.00!!! So don't hesitate and add it to your collection before they're all gone !!! ( GORESCORE RATING: A PERFECT 10/10 ) ........................GOREHOUND.......OUT.......................!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This movie will mess with you!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm a huge Argento fan, and when this film came out on blu-ray I nabbed it. However, this movie will mess with your head, and if you're not paying attention you might get easily lost, or confused.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent product

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Late nineties Argento. Very good horror/suspense story. A fine starring role for his daughter Asia. Blu Ray quality with over an hour of bonus features! Well worth the price

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Looks good

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      The 2k remastered version looks great & nice to see it taken care of so well by Blue Underground

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Great movie.This movie is one of her best acting rolls.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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