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Deep Red (1975) More at IMDbPro »Profondo rosso (original title)

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Deep Red -- The murder of a composer's neighbor has ties to the occult book the tunesmith is currently reading. When the songwriter decides to investigate the murder, he finds himself ensnared in a bloody web of intrigue.
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.


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Dario Argento (written by)
Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 June 1976 (USA) See more »
The maker of "SUSPIRIA" now takes you on a journey through the macabre, the bizarre. . . the unnatural. See more »
A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Brilliant Shocker! See more (196 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 
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)
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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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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126 min | USA:98 min (R-rated version) | Japan:106 min (theatrical version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:X (original rating)

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The closeup shots of the killer's hands, clad in black leather gloves, were performed by director Dario Argento himself.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Giordani is having his teeth banged into furniture, the edges of the furniture can be seen bending.See more »
Gianna:I think that a woman's gotta be independent so she can...
Marc:Oh, don't start with me about all that woman's stuff. It is a fundamental fact... men are different from women. Women are... weaker; well, they're gentler.
Gianna:They're what? Weaker? Gentler?
[howls in laughter]
Gianna:[Gianna stops laughing, stands and moves to the table, pushing things off of it]
Marc:What on earth are you doing?
[Sitting again and holding her arm up]
Gianna:Come on, Tarzan. Why don't you try me?
Marc:What's that?
Gianna:Indian wrestling.
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Movie Connections:
Deep ShadowsSee more »


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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant Shocker!, 23 September 2000

It is a very difficult job for me to pick between this and Suspiria as Argento's best work. Both are masterpieces in their own right. Deep Red is about a man that sees a murder committed and then tries to unravel the mystery of finding the killer. David Hemmings does a fine job in the lead as he walks the streets of an Italian city in search of this homicidal killer. As with most of Argento's work, the viewer should not try to make too much sense out of the plot, but rather enjoy the rich subtext and visual tapestry with which Argento paints the screen. The killings, most notably done with a hatchet, are inventive and decidedly gruesome. More than one time I found myself jump and wince(I suppose those are good things!) The acting, even though most dubbed, is very good. The set locations are very atmospheric as well. Argento's camera, however, is the principal character as it shows us all kinds of images related to plot and otherwise and reached into our subconscience for real meaning. This is first and foremost a visual film, and it certainly shows Argento's homage to his mentor's work, the films of Mario Bava.

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