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Terror beyond belief?

Advantages: Pretty good giallo
Disadvantages: Unacceptable picture quality

This Blu-ray from Arrow Films is pretty cheap at the moment – I got it online for about £5. Dario Argento made his name making gialli – a type of indigenous Italian horror in which murder mysteries are turned into horror movies by ramping up the suspense ...

hogsflesh 28.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Tenebrae (Blu-ray)

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A lot of strange things are happening

Advantages: Looks amazing
Disadvantages: A soulless, overblown film

This costs £16 at the moment, which is unusually high for a Blu-ray released a few years ago. Possibly it’s on the cusp of going out of print. Dario Argento is the best-known Italian horror director of the 1970s, probably of all time. He started out ma ...

hogsflesh 04.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Suspiria (Blu-ray)

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Remastering A Classic

Advantages: A great tale given a 21st century splash of digital beauty
Disadvantages: The movie is probably not served well from multiple viewings.

...There was a time when the ultimate baptism of fire for any future partner would revolve around how they reacted when I showed them Suspiria. If they could stomach Suspiria without the exclamation “you’re really f**ked up!” that the relationship had any ch ...

sghawken 24.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Suspiria (Blu-ray)

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Heat and Lust

Advantages: Good Story, good acting, ground breaking film
Disadvantages: Sound quality on the DVD

Many people will have heard of “The Postman Always Rings Twice” both as a novel by James M. Cain and for the film adaptations made in 1946 starring Lana Turner and John Garfield and the later remake in 1981 with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange, but many ...

Mauri 16.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Ossessione (Subtitled) (DVD)

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the sadness and disturbingness of life...

Advantages: story, direction and emotions
Disadvantages: none

It has been almost two months since I watched “Umberto D” and I haven’t forgotten even a single image from the film. Still now it is as much saddening and emotionally disturbing as it was two months ago. I can’t remember a stronger movie than this one whe ...

crazyomon 15.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Umberto D (Subtitled) (DVD)

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