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Deep Red -- A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Dario Argento (written by)
Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The maker of "SUSPIRIA" now takes you on a journey through the macabre, the bizarre. . . the unnatural. See more »
Plot:
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It Even Has An Intriguing Story See more (207 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Hemmings ... Marcus Daly

Daria Nicolodi ... Gianna Brezzi

Gabriele Lavia ... Carlo

Macha Méril ... Helga Ulmann
Eros Pagni ... Supt. Calcabrini

Giuliana Calandra ... Amanda Righetti
Piero Mazzinghi ... Bardi
Glauco Mauri ... Prof. Giordani

Clara Calamai ... Marta
Aldo Bonamano ... Carlo's Father
Liana Del Balzo ... Elvira
Vittorio Fanfoni ... Cop Taking Notes
Dante Fioretti ... Police photographer
Geraldine Hooper ... Massimo Ricci
Jacopo Mariani ... Young Carlo (as Iacopo Mariani)
Furio Meniconi ... Rodi
Fulvio Mingozzi ... Agent Mingozzi
Lorenzo Piani ... Fingerprint Cop
Salvatore Puntillo ... Police agent
Piero Vida ... Fat cop

Nicoletta Elmi ... Olga
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Newscaster (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Dario Argento ... Murderer's Hands (uncredited)

Salvatore Baccaro ... Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
Cicely Browne ... Marta (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... Hitman (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Valgoi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Geoffrey Copleston ... Bardi (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cyril Cusack ... Florist (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Gianna Brezzi (voice) (uncredited)
Bruno Di Luia ... Concerned Man in Restroom (uncredited)

Attilio Dottesio ... Florist (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy ... Surgeon (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Cop / Pinballer (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Florist (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Florists (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Olga's Father (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato ... (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Captain (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marc Smith ... Giordani (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Franco Vaccaro ... Pietro Valgoi (uncredited)

Directed by
Dario Argento 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dario Argento  written by
Bernardino Zapponi  screenplay

Produced by
Claudio Argento .... executive producer
Salvatore Argento .... producer
 
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
Goblin 
Walter Martino  (as Goblin)
Fabio Pignatelli  (as Goblin)
Claudio Simonetti  (as Goblin)
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Bassan 
 
Set Decoration by
Armando Mannini 
 
Costume Design by
Elena Mannini 
 
Makeup Department
Giuliano Laurenti .... makeup supervisor
Giovanni Morosi .... makeup artist (as Gianni Morosi)
Nicla Palombi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Carlo Cucchi .... assistant production manager
Angelo Iacono .... production manager (as Angelo Jacono)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefano Rolla .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Maurizio Garrone .... assistant to art director
Aldo Taloni .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... sound editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Mario Faraoni .... sound recordist
Eugenio Fiori .... boom operator (as Eugenio Fiore)
 
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
Carlo De Marchis .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Giorgio Ricci .... cinematic stunt team
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Annunziata .... assistant camera
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer: action stills (as Franco Bellomo)
Sergio Coletta .... gaffer
Sergio Emidi .... chief grip
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
Antonio Tonti .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Viglino .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Piero Bozza .... assistant film editor (as Pietro Bozza)
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
 
Music Department
Agostino Marangolo .... musician: drums (as Goblin)
Antonio Marangolo .... musician: piano (as Goblin)
Walter Martino .... musician: drums
Massimo Morante .... musician: guitar
Fabio Pignatelli .... musician: bass guitar
Claudio Simonetti .... musician: keyboards
 
Other crew
Luciano Anzellotti .... studio effects
Carlo Du Bois .... production accountant
Cesare Jacolucci .... production coordinator
Ernesto Triunveri .... cutting room assistant
Vivalda Vigorelli .... continuity
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: Furio Meniconi (uncredited)
Gino La Monica .... voice dubbing: David Hemmings (uncredited)
Emanuela Rossi .... voice dubbing: Nicoletta Elmi (uncredited)
Wanda Tettoni .... voice dubbing: Liana Del Balzo (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Profondo rosso" - Italy (original title)
"Profoundly Red" - Europe (English title) (informal literal English title)
"The Deep Red Hatchet Murders" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Hatchet Murders" - USA (censored version)
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Runtime:
126 min | USA:98 min (R-rated version) | Japan:106 min (theatrical version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1982) (cut) | Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) | Chile:(Banned) | Chile:18 (video re-rating) | Finland:K-18 (2001) | France:16 | France:X (Original rating) | Germany:18 (cut) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:18 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-18 (2016) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #1483) | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:X (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
After the international success of Dario Argento's next film Suspiria (1977), "Profondo Rosso" was released in Japan under the title "Suspiria 2", even though it has no plot connections to "Suspiria" and was made two years prior to "Suspiria".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the camera is panning across the record player, when Marcus is playing the 'child's song', the stylus is silver whereas in the next shot when the record is stopped the stylus is completely different (a red one instead).See more »
Quotes:
Helga Ulmann:It was - I can't explain it - something strange and sharp, like the prick of a thorn. It upset me, but it's all right now.
[Gasps]
Helga Ulmann:I can feel death in this room! I feel a presence, a twisted mind sending me thoughts! Perverted, murderous thoughts... Go away! You have killed! And you will kill again!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Profondo Trosso (2013)See more »

FAQ

Why is some of the movie in English and some in Italian with English subtitles?
What are the differences between the old UK VHS by Redemption and the Uncensored Version?
What are the differences between the Export Version and the Director's Cut?
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63 out of 82 people found the following review useful.
It Even Has An Intriguing Story, 18 October 2005
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

As with other Argento giallos, the accent in "Deep Red" is on the visuals: the artsy sets, the garish lighting, the tendency for the camera to dwell on brutal details. Images are stark, with high contrast in lighting. And there's lots of visual symmetry. Emotionally, "Deep Red" is cold, entirely appropriate, given that the theme relates to the psychological coldness of a killer.

But unlike "Suspiria", wherein the story is almost irrelevant, "Deep Red" has an intriguing premise, with a plot that, although slow to get going, is nevertheless coherent, and builds to a riveting finale. I was quite surprised at who the killer was. Clues are very subtle, but they're there, if you know where to look. There's a nifty plot twist toward the film's end. I like the visuals in all of the Argento films I have seen. But "Deep Red", more than others, has a better developed story line. As such, the film is my second favorite Argento giallo. My personal favorite is "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage".

Weak dialogue and weak characterization permeate Argento's films. But his fans don't seem to mind. I certainly don't. What I did find annoying in "Deep Red" was the background music. Most viewers like the sound of Goblin. But to me, the music was too frantic, and not really suitable for a thriller.

There are few contemporary horror films that compare to those of Dario Argento. His giallos are: Gothic, brutal, impressionistic, artistic, and sometimes surreal. "Deep Red" is one of the best.

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