FIVE LESSONS IN TERROR FROM THE MASTER OF ITALIAN HORROR
THE CARD PLAYER... THE STENDHAL SYNDROME... TERROR AT THE OPERA...
See Italian horror maestro Dario Argento moving into classic detective thriller territory in what is generally considered to be his most commercially accessible work to date. THE CARD PLAYER (reviewed here) is an innovative, modern day thriller highlighted by a dazzling set-piece set around a breathtaking ‘cat and mouse’ chase between Anna and the film's eponymous killer.??
Considered by many to be a remarkable return to vintage form for the Italian master of suspense and terror, the atmospheric and chilling study of the effects of insanity and violence, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME (reviewed here) is full of the dazzling cinematic style and technical wizardry audiences have come to expect from Dario Argento.
Considered the last of the great horror masterpieces from director Dario Argento’s greatest and most critically acclaimed period of filmmaking to date, TERROR AT THE OPERA comes to DVD in March as a special edition featuring two edits of the film and three separate audio dubs, including the infamous English language ‘Cannes Film Festival dub’ and the ‘studio approved dub’ that replaced it.
++ All three are released on DVD (15.99) by Arrow Video on 22nd March 2010.