Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Arrow Video's 4K Restoration Of Dario Argento's Deep Red Ready As A Double-Disc Blu-ray Release On Apr. 10

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Arrow Films, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has lined up a new 4K restoration (from the original negative) of cult filmmaker Dario Argento’s 1975 (domestic, June of 1976) giallo mystery/slasher thriller, Deep Red.   It will arrive on Apr. 10 as a double-disc Blu-ray edition.

Howard Mahler Films (an indie that handled horror and blaxploitation films during the mid-1970s) handled the domestic theatrical released, which was dubbed in English and heavily edited from the original Italian-language release.   To get an R-rating, something like 26 minutes (99 and change versus 126 minutes) was removed by Argento … Arrow Video is presenting both versions as part of this double-disc presentation.

As to bonus goodies, the Italian-language presentation (longer version) includes commentary from writer/director Dario Argento, who is joined by Argento expert Thomas Rostock, Claudio Simonetti provides an introduction to the film and there are five featurettes — “Profondo Giallo,” “Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius,” “The Lady in Red,” “Music to Murder For!” and “Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop.” 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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