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Inferno (Widescreen) [Import]
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Dario Argento's sequel to Suspiria, his first and to date only American hit, is an even more incoherent nightmare fantasy. Laden with symbolic imagery and fantastic explosions of death shot in candy-colored hues, it's a bloody feast for the eyes. Mark (Leigh McCloskey), an American music student in Rome, rushes home to New York after a frantic phone call from his sister only to find an empty apartment and obscure clues about a supernatural presence in her spooky building. It all has something to do with the mysterious Mater Tenebrarum, one of the "Three Mothers" of Argento's murky mythology, and the fun house of an apartment house she inhabits, complete with a fully furnished underwater ballroom, miles of secret tunnels flooded in red and blue light, and hidden passageways under the floorboards. Meanwhile, there's a killer running around stabbing beautiful women for who knows what reason, a crippled bookseller attacked by rats, and a homicidal hot-dog vendor in Central Park. Why? It's best not to ponder such mysteries--Argento obviously isn't as concerned with making sense of his meticulously staged murders as he is with lighting them with just the right hue. Dramatically it's inert, a parade of quirky but faceless victims dispatched with elaborate care, but it's beautifully designed and executed, a spectacle of elaborate set pieces and magnificent decor orchestrated with a complete disdain for narrative logic. --Sean Axmaker
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When a young man's sister, Rose disappears after opening a mysterious diary known as "The Three Sisters", her brother, Mark (acted well by Leigh McCloskey) must investigate her old apartment complex that she lives in which also used to be an old mansion used by an old alchemist who created the three homes where each of the sister's ghosts take refuge. All this leads to an scary adventure through the many secret passageways of the old estate, complete with an underwater ball room, a mute old man who's always watching our hero, & a killer that lurks around every corner for those who learn more about the second mother: the Mother of Darkness. In the end, Mark must stop the evil presence before all hell breaks loose out into the world! It's a terriying trip into the unknown and will leave you breathless till the last thrilling scene!
The movie is in its WIDESCREEN Presentation (1.85:1) & is enhanced for 16x9 T.V. sets and includes an Exclusive Dario Argento interview, the original theatrical trailer, a still gallery, and talent bios.Read more ›
Of their transfer, Arrow, released the English soundtrack in Dolby 5.1, though I prefer the Italian version as we get to hear Daria Niccolodi's voice as the character Elise du Longvalle Adler. Either way, both the Italian mono and the Dolby English versions are a pleasure to listen and the video transfer respects the sparkling blues that dominate the film's visual compositions.
As for the bonuses, we have a Q&A session with Keith Emerson and Leigh McCloskey, Luigi Cozzi's interview about a movie he did as an official sequel to Suspiria and Inferno.Read more ›
Inferno is one hot movie. I cannot believe how scary this movie is. It is very dark, gothic. This is one erie story fimilar to Suspiria. This time, there is less time to get to know the characters because they don't stay alive long. What I am trying to say is..there seems to be a huge difference between this and Suspiria. Suspiria had a less complex story, you got to know the characters well, it made sense. Inferno, the story is far more bizarre, you don't really see the witch often (more in 1st person views during murders..seeing gloves). This film leaves me with an uneasy feeling. It sort of makes you wonder about life. I'm not saying I believe in witches, but this opens up your mind and makes you wonder about things. The hot dog vendor was freaky. I heard about this part before I saw this movie so when I saw him running..I knew what he was going to do. This film is one of the scariest I have ever viewed. It is so dark that I am left with unsetteling feelings.
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A visually stunning sequel to 'Suspiria'. The only connection it has to the original is the legend of 'the three mothers' notion; besides that, it's not a continuation sequel where... Read morePublished on June 14 2013 by James Murray
Ce film est déconcertant et très vieux. Il est impossible d'entrer dans l'histoire tant c'est mauvais et long. À oublier.Published on Nov. 20 2011 by Jean-francois Girard
I am a huge fan of Suspiria and Dario Argento so naturally after seeing Suspiria I rushed out and bought this. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by George D Graton
I stumbled upon the twisted and surreal world of Dario Argento completely by accident. I am a horror movie affecionado and when I got my DVD player (soon upgrading to Blu-Ray) I... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003 by E. Valero
Dario Argento's INFERNO, the sequel to the great SUSPIRIA, is the director's most difficult film; it was hard for him to pull this one off and it took a lot of time. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2003 by Daniel Kepley
Argento's back in the house. This time it's a semi-sequel to Suspiria. Argento's trademarks are all back in full swing: Fantastically orchestrated murder scenes, cool music, red... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2003 by Stanley Runk
Good stylish Argento movie dating back to 1980. Yet something wrong. Maybe the plot, too close to that of 1976 Suspiria, of which Inferno is probably an ideal sequel, but not as... Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by Wildenbruck
Bad, inconsistent dubbing. Worse dialogue. Tepid characterisation. Head scratching (I mean you). All of this and more..... Read morePublished on April 3 2003
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