An American expatriate in Rome witnesses an attempted murder. He learns later that it's connected to an ongoing murder spree in the city, and decides to do his own investigation, despite being personally targeted by the killer.
Enrico Maria Salerno
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.
A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.Written by
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Writer/director Dario Argento later said about the movie: "As I was filming it, I knew exactly what I wanted. I was very relaxed, not stressed at all. The story is beautiful, I wrote it effortlessly in a couple of days. It was miraculous. You just need to watch a movie to know how the director was feeling at the moment he was making it." See more »
The wires controlling the bird are visible when it flies into the knitting needle. See more »
Look, maybe you've seen something so important you can't realize it.
But... I'm just trying to understand, because...
You know, sometimes what you actually see and what you imagine... get mixed up in your memory like a cocktail... from which you can no longer distinguish one flavor from another.
But I'm telling you the truth!
No, Marc. You think you're telling the truth, but in fact... you're telling only your version of the truth. It happens to me all the time.
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The opening credits are interrupted halfway through by a murder scene See more »
The original UK Redemption video release was cut by 11 seconds to remove scenes of 2 dogs fighting and a live lizard impaled with a pin. The 2005 Platinum DVD issue is slightly re-framed (to exclude the lizard scene) and restores the dog sequence, as it seems likely that they are playing rather than fighting. After receiving information from the production company that the lizard scene was faked (the pin was described as an 'effects shot') the BBFC waived the cut for the 2010 Arrow DVD. See more »
Atrocious acting, gallons of cherry red blood, and a wildly inappropriate soundtrack -- yet Deep Red is still great. Following a string of murders surrounding him, a pianist finds himself the next target as he unravels the mystery behind the attacks. What makes Deep Red work is the mystery that keeps you in your seat, and the outstanding camera-work that pulls you to the edge of it. While rough by today's Hollywood standards, many of the shots are creative, evoke the intended mood/information, and are sometimes just plain cool. Next is the sound track, and well, there are a number of things to say about the soundtrack. For one, it is very interesting, and at times cool. For another, it kills many tense moments with some odd seventies rock. Lastly, it is obviously inspired by Tubular Bells (not a bad thing). However, there is one piece of music that is played twice that is a direct rip from Tubular Bells. The word plagiarism comes to mind when hearing those sequences. Despite these quirks, Deep Red is a great film to watch for aspiring Horror film directors. It shows how a little elbow-grease and a creative mind can make a movie great.
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