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Directed by Dario Argento
Produced in 1982
Main Language - Italian with English subtitles
An infamous 'video nasty', Tenebrae sees a razor-wielding psycho stalking a horror writer, in Rome to promote his latest work. But the author isn't the obsessive killer's only target, the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as one by one, they fall victim to the murderer's slashing blade.
A terrifying classic of the giallo (gory Italian thriller) genre, this film was banned in 1983, but is now available uncut and uncensored.
Publisher: Arrow Films
Length: 101 mins
Cat No: FCD437
Format: Blu-ray Colour
- 4 Sleeve art options
- Double-sided fold out poster
- Interview with Daria Nicolodi
- Dario Argento Interview
- Documentary Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror
- The Complete Dario Argento Trailer Reel (18 films).
by Barry Forshaw on 4th January 2012
Another Blu-ray Dario Argento revelation. With Tenebrae (1982), the director's enthusiasts can savour, at their leisure, all the brilliant visual imagination of this I... Read on
Another Blu-ray Dario Argento revelation. With Tenebrae (1982), the director's enthusiasts can savour, at their leisure, all the brilliant visual imagination of this Italian master of the horror film - nobody else in the field (not even Brian De Palma at his best) could (at that time) wield a camera with such elegance. Here, a contrived plot and perfunctory characters are effortlessly transcended by sequences such as the astonishing camera 'prowl' around the house of two murder victims. To the accompaniment of a pounding score by members of Argento's usual collaborators, Goblin, the director forsakes the supernaturalism of Suspiria and Inferno for a Hitchcockian plot involving a writer (Anthony Franciosa) plagued by a black-gloved murderer. Mention of Hitchcock is very relevant, as his ghost broods over the film (look at the sequence where Franciosa's agent John Saxon waits in a shopping precinct before a murderous knife assault: the steady accumulation of menace through innocuous sights and sounds - shoppers, children - is as brilliantly handled as Tippi Hedren's wait by the school-house in The Birds). Hide