Tag: Dario Argento

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Review of Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997), new on Blu from One 7 Movies + from the KQEK.com archives, Mike Baronas’ affectionate portrait of the legendary eye trauma auteur, Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) on DVD.

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BR: Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997)

BR: Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Although Lucio Fulci had maintained a steady output of films during the 1980s, producing some of his nastiest delights – The Beyond (1981) and The New York Ripper (1982) being among the most outrageous – as his health began to falter, the famed Italian horror director was courted by Dario Argento to collaborate on a new film, a project that would hopefully boost Fulci’s emotions and lessen the strain from fragile health…

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BR: Masks (2011)

BR: Masks (2011)

November 22, 2016 | By

Andreas Marschall’s open love letter to Dario Argento and the giallo is packed with numerous elements designed to tickle genre fans, and it manages to succeed for the most part in its first third, as Britt, a young student at an acting academy, is confronted by a gloved, masked, saber-wielding killer in her apartment…

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Claudio Simonetti Discusses Demons, Vinyl, and Nosferatu

Claudio Simonetti Discusses Demons, Vinyl, and Nosferatu

May 19, 2015 | By

Podcast interview with legendary horror composer Claudio Simonetti on the re-release of his catchy / punchy / addictive score for Lamberto Bava’s Demons (1985) + related news & links.

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‘Deh-monz’ – Demons (1985) + Demons 2 (1986) come to Blu

‘Deh-monz’ – Demons (1985) + Demons 2 (1986) come to Blu

January 2, 2015 | By

Reviews of Synapse’s pretty Demons (1985) and Demons 2 (1986) Blu-rays, plus quick thoughts on the label’s two-tiered release strategy.

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BR: Demons / Dèmoni (1985)

BR: Demons / Dèmoni (1985)

January 2, 2015 | By

Not unlike Steven Spielberg, during the 1980s Dario Argento lent his ideas, resources, and producing arm to present movies to audiences interested in the genres in which he specialized, and while Lamberto Bava wasn’t a protégé…

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BR: Demons 2 / Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna (1986)

BR: Demons 2 / Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna (1986)

January 2, 2015 | By

If Demons (1985) could be viewed as a zombie riff in which normal citizens are overwhelmed by plague-like demons, transforming all of Europe into an apocalyptic world, than its sequel is part pastiche of other genres, goosed with a bit of Gremlins (1985) humour, and the plot nonsense of a 1990s Amityville TV movie…

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DVD: Dracula 3D (2012)

DVD: Dracula 3D (2012)

February 3, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Weak / DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label:  MPI Home Video / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: January 28, 2014 Genre: Horror Synopsis: Bram Stoker’s tale of fanged nobleman Dracula is given a new spin in 3D. Special Features: Behind-the-scenes documentary (63:50) / […]

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Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

As promised, I’ve uploaded a review of Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (MPI / IFC), and added reviews of the director’s last two films, Giallo (2009) and Mother of Tears (2007), from the old site. Also in today’s blog: some teaser images of a camera test using a rare video camera that appears as a prop in the meh biopic jOBS (2013).

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DVD: Giallo (2009)

DVD: Giallo (2009)

February 3, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / G . Film: Poor / DVD Transfer: Very Good / DVD Extras:  n/a Label: E1/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: October 19, 2010 Genre: Crime / Thriller / Giallo Synopsis: A detective with a disturbed past is in charge of tracking down a vicious serial killer. Special Features: […]

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