Thursday, July 10, 2008


Argento fans down Hollywood way should be quite the happy bunch.
Kicking off tomorrow and on through till July 24, American Cinematheque runs Italian Grindhouse: Assault of the Deadly Celluloid, exclusively at the Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard), where these classic Argento gems will be screening:

As part of Saturday’s (July 12) Giallo Triple Feature, 1971’s 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) and Argento’s feature debut, L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), from 1970.
Note that 4 Mosche di velluto grigio is not currently available on DVD, so that one’s a rarity.
The third title of the Triple Feature is Alberto Negrin’s Enigma rosso (Red Rings of Fear), from 1978, also currently unavailable on DVD.

More classic Argento can be had on Thursday (July 17), when 1975’s Profondo rosso (Deep Red) screens as part of a Double Feature.
The other half of the bill: Massimo Dallamano’s Il dio chiamato Dorian (The Secret of Dorian Gray), from 1970, and also currently unavailable on DVD.

So, till Argento’s upcoming Giallo—starring Adrien Brody—hits the screens next year, these’ll have to do…
A full schedule can be found at; also in the line-up, a clutch of spaghetti westerns, crime films, and some Tinto Brass rarities.

Parting shot: Reviews of Argento's Suspiria and Inferno can be found in the Archive.

(Images courtesy of [Four Flies on Grey Velvet OS]; [L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo OS]; [Deep Red OS]; and [Argento directing Brody on the set of Giallo].)

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