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|Format||Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Aitana de Val, Valentina Izumi, Jim Agnew, Robert Miano, Taiyo Yamanouchi, Anna Varello, Dario Argento, Nicolò Morselli, Elsa Pataky, Sato Oi, Emmanuelle Seigner, Billy Dietrich, Claudio Argento, Daniela Fazzolari, Adrien Brody, Sean Keller, Giuseppe Lo Console, Luis Molteni See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 32 minutes|
An FBI agent with deep rooted past issues is on the prowl for the infamous Serial Killer, " Giallo ( Yellow) " as he is known. No ordinary Killer ...he seeks victims that are beautiful women only to disfigure and eventually kill them off. This time he has captured a beautiful model and our Agent ( Brody) must find him before he commits his latest victim's fate. Chilly Thiriller from master Director, Dario Argento.... Not to miss
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 2.56 Ounces
- Director : Dario Argento
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 32 minutes
- Release date : October 19, 2010
- Actors : Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Robert Miano, Valentina Izumi
- Producers : Adrien Brody, Aitana de Val, Billy Dietrich, Claudio Argento
- Studio : Maya Home Ent
- ASIN : B003VE9WU6
- Writers : Dario Argento, Jim Agnew, Sean Keller
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #91,122 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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first of all...how wonderful to have him behind the camera again. his directing style can never be matched. that said....the script of this movie certainly is lacking BUT it kinda is in all Giallo movies and if you are new to them it might be hard to get used to the wackiness....
his direction is stunning, the story line is a typical Giallo and good or bad...its def. entertaining. the bad guy was truly disgusting and the kills were over the top gross which is great. the leading lady was, of course, stunning and Adrien Brody was.....ummm....Adrien Brody. the true star of the show was Argento here and he did MUCH better than The Card Player or Hitchcock....all told i think it is a perfectly legit update on old Giallo movies.
there are weak parts to the movie. the script could of used some work and the acting was....ummm....strained?!?! but i can honestly say as a true Argento fan that i enjoyed this movie alot.
go into this movie with a open mind and a open bottle of red wine....the movie is really not that bad but im just truly happy to see Mr. Argento back at it....
five bucks delivered or free on netflix. ill take it. absolutely.
old fan of Argento you MUST see this...new fan id prob. start out with Suspiria or Bird with the Crystal Plummage.
although the movie prob. deserves only three stars, truly, i gave it four because it is a great first step for him to modernize the Giallo movie genre, a very tall order....and i believe he achieved success...
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But is it as bad as some of the reviews on Amazon are making out.
I don't think so.
Personally I actually quite enjoyed it. Yes it's true that there are plot holes big enough to drive a bus through but then you could say exactly the same about some of Argento's best work.
Adrien Brody portrays a personable character with some seriously deep flaws and does a very good job of it.
Some of the photography around the seedier parts of Rome are superb as is the decision to film large parts of the film at sun rise and sunset given the film a slightly yellow hue (Giallo in Italian means yellow) which I thought was clever.
So whilst I agree that it's not Argento's greatest work it's by no means his worst either.
We all know the great Dario Argento is well past his peak, but us fans still want to check out any new film he does even though you can never go in with your hopes high. This latest effort of course is no where near the quality of any of his best work, but it's still definitely worth a look. Sadly there is none of the stylish stalking sequences that Argento is so famous for and despite the title it doesn't have the twists and turns, red herrings etc you normally get in the genre. So what we have really is just a standard thriller that does contains some good moments at times but is also quite forgettable. Although more gory than "The Card Player" it's still restrained by Argento standards with only a few bloody moments. Argento's direction for the most part is unrecognisable with little flair although there are some good moments including a flashback sequence that was nicely shot. As hard as it tries to give Brody a back story i thought in general the characters were not too interesting and Emmanuelle Seigner seemed a bit too old for her role. In all this is not a bad film but don't expect too much or you will surely be disappointed.
This DVD is a totally bare bones release with no extras at all.