Blu-ray Release: Deep Red

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 4, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $25.19
Studio: Arrow/MVD


Deep Red, the 1975  “giallo” shocker film by Dario Argento (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage), returns in a super-duper special edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video, a company that never encountered an Argento film they didn’t love.

Starring David Hemmings (Blow-Up), Daria Nicolodi (Shock) and Gabriele Lavia (Beyond the Door, Inferno), Deep Red spins the tale of an English jazz pianist living in Rome who witnesses the brutal hatchet murder of a renowned psychic and is quickly drawn into the savage crime. With the help of a tenacious female reporter (Nicolodi), the two follow a twisted trail of deranged clues and relentless violence to solve the bloody mystery.

Arrow’s Blu-ray edition of the wildly hallucinatory Deep Red (aka Profundo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) includes the following:

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Italian soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0 and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, and original English soundtrack in DTS-HD MA mono 1.0*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock
  • Introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin
  • Profondo Giallo, a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of Deep Red, its themes and its legacy
  • Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius – the Deep Red director on the creation of a giallo masterpiece
  • The Lady in Red: Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
  • Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red
  • Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop – a tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi
  • Italian theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • * The English audio track has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.