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Cristina Marsillach , Ian Charleson , Dario Argento    Unrated   DVD
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An Aria of Terror from the Maestro of Horror - DARIO ARGENTO When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman's recurring nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath or does an even more horrific evil lay waiting in the wings? The legendary Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) co-wrote and directed this savagely stunning thriller featuring some of the most shocking sequences of the maestro's entire career. Previously available in the U.S. only in heavily edited form, this horror classic has now been restored from original Italian vault materials and is presented uncut, uncensored and loaded with Extras.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait ! Feb. 10 2014
By TroyP
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A high quality transfer and good sound quality bring this Argento classic to life. Horror fans will really appreciate this release.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My first Dario Argento Film Viewed. Oct. 22 2004
This was the very first movie directed by Dario Argento that I viewed. I must say I enjoyed watching it quite a lot. The music is done very well and fits in with the film. The murder scenes are very....scary..they are extremely graphic, which is good for a horror movie.
The acting was done well. I don't know if it was due to the dubbing or not but the character of the "police officer" was badly acted in my opinion. Otherwise it was well done.
When I last saw this movie it was around a week or two ago so writing this review is a bit tough. I know I enjoyed the movie but only watch it if you are a huge fan of Dario Argento. I'm not saying you won't enjoy it otherwise but not everyone will like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelously warped June 14 2004
After watching Dario Argento's 1987 film "Opera," I have moved into the final phases of seeing his entire body of work. It was easy to claim ignorance of many of this Italian director's films until a few years ago because it was difficult to find them anywhere, let alone in an uncut form. Fortunately, DVD arrived on the scene and eager film fans with dollars to spend inspired numerous companies to start churning out any movie they could get their hands on. It wasn't too long before practically every Argento film arrived on store shelves, many of them in uncut, unrated formats. Unfortunately, most viewers have likely never heard of Dario Argento. These days, more people know about the director's beautiful daughter Asia than the horror maestro himself. What a shame. Argento's films, at least the ones I have seen, are masterpieces of style injected with truly cringe inducing violence. For a few years in the 1980s and 1990s, Argento drifted away from his tried and true giallo formula, only recently returning to some semblance of form with "The Stendhal Syndrome" and "Sleepless." "Opera" is one of the films bridging the gap between films like "Phenomena" and his later giallo efforts.
Betty (Cristina Marsillach) is an understudy who must step onto the stage after an accident leaves the opera's star in the hospital. The theater is staging a version of Verdi's "MacBeth," an opera often considered by artistic types to carry a curse for those who work on it. Despite these concerns, Betty knocks 'em dead on her first night in the lead role. Theatergoers laud her performance, as does the director Marco (Ian Charleson), since she overcame several obstacles.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Weak from Argento, weak in general April 21 2004
By Luppapa
Here is my rating for Opera:
acting=1 star
effects=4 stars
ending=1 star
atmosphere=4 stars
Directing and Editing=3 stars
storyline=2 stars
replay value=2 stars
As you can see, it's a big disappointment. While the atmosphere is quite good, the acting, the dialogues and the ending ruins the whole movie. This is the silliest ending for a horror-film I've ever seen.
Sorry Argento.
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2.0 out of 5 stars pretentious and pompous March 14 2004
Maybe I am just getting tired of Argento' work but every other his movie I watch seems worse and worse. Yes, as with other Argento movies a cynematography is unusual, but when this doesn't accompany anything else you start to question the meaning of this creativity. The plot is absurd, acting is horrible (the actress playing the main character is the worst), suspense is minimal. Even gore, that I personally don't care much about but which should be there according to the genre, is totally unimpressive. Plus, it's plainly boring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sing Along March 9 2004
Dario took a short leave of absence after Phenomena(which wasn't met with the best reviews, but what do reviewers know?), and helped Lamberto Bava with his Demons films. He returned with a vengence with Opera. He abandoned the supernatural element of his previous three films and went back to his "giallo" formula. The plot is far from being original(you can only do so much with these "giallo" plotlines), but Argento is able to make it interesting nonetheless coz....he's Argento. You can make a movie about anything and make it interesting if you present it correctly. Argento is certainly a master of presentation. There is no one who can film a murder scene like him. He makes it into a bizarre art form. Even if it's just your average stabbing, it's far from average in Argento's hands. If you happen to like Argento's work, then it would be a sin not to see this one coz it's definitely one of his best. Pay no attention to those idiot reviewers behind the curtain who review Argento films and bash them when they don't like Dario to begin with. I don't go reviewing Gus Vant Sant films. And bring me the head of Zack Snyder!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of Sound and Fury Feb. 28 2004
Argento is often praised for his lavish cinematography and the inventive staging of graphic murders, obviously his main interest. While I certainly agree with the former I don't agree with the latter, actually many of his cinematic murders are quite ugly and clumsy, but that's not the case with Opera. The title suits the style of the movie well, it's pompous and showy and the "Peep-hole Murder" could be the most well-crafted murder scene this side of Psycho, certainly Argento's finest moment since Suspiria (1977). The story is as usual quite absurd, but we've come to expect that from an Argento-flick. Reasonable continuity and minimum sense are apparently too much to ask from him or else he just doesn't care, which would be rather strange, since his genre is the Giallo - detective-stories are usually based on precision. The allegorical voyeurism is handled quite well, but the main attraction is of course the visuals and Argento is more mannered than ever, displaying his various fetishes and phoebias with a lot of devotion and style. This is perhaps his most visually striking work since Suspiria.
The ending is disastrous.
The DVD looks great.
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