Time has revealed this film to be a nigh unwatchable trainwreck. Connect with us. First Impressions Back in the early days of the internet, this fan would delight in hopping on old school message boards and seeking out any number of simple websites devoted to covering upcoming horror movie releases.
I…it… oof. Second Chance Well. Ohhhh, the rat orgy. Final Verdict Time has revealed this film to be a nigh unwatchable trainwreck. But for this writer? No more trips to this opera for me. Have fun, folks. See you tomorrow. September 7, at pm. Confirmed Argento fan here, no surprise. The great man has a shop in Rome selling horror memorabilia, and this is a pic of me visiting the place on a family holiday back in I did buy a couple of souveneirs but downstairs there is a mini museum housing assorted spooky props from his films, and that part was sadly closed when we went along.
Thanks mainly to him, Giallo cinema is a longstanding interest of mine. Thanks for bringing back this Argento Day. Yesterday, being Sunday and as far as I know the hottest day in my life ever. I had to meditate myself for several hours, holding up in our bedroom reading a MOJO magazine.
I was prayiing for the nightfall. Truly a horrific day weather wise. I feel that we are at the entrance of the end of the world. Argento is a filmmaker I need to dwell into. Morricone did some magnificent music for Argento. Thanks for the blog above. Excellent reference material. I find them fascinating, too. Ah, my mom and lack of gall bladder makes it difficult for us to go too far away from the house to eat somewhere.
Stuff just goes right through her. Nice to see this Argento day again. I did enjoy Trauma as well, with the garrot. And I have to say those Goblin boys looked mighty fine back in the day. Sorry to hear about your LA friends and the heat, Dennis. Dennis — How did the play rehearsal go?
And glad to hear turning the tv show into a film script is going well. Is that the likely direction of the project? Please ensure you read our disclaimer. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
Buy this disc from and help support Rewind Have you spotted a mistake in these specifications? If so, let us know via our Feedback Form. Return to top of page. Have you spotted a mistake in these specifications? Disturbed by a half-hidden childhood recollection of the same hooded killer murdering her own mother several years earlier, Betty chooses not to go to the police and instead confides in her director, Marco Ian Charleson that the killer may know her.
The next day, Inspector Alan Santini Urbano Barberini arrives at the opera house and questions the staff about Stefano's murder, as well as an apparently connected attack on the troubled production's pet ravens , three of which were found dead after the show. Betty arrives at the opera house for rehearsals, but avoids Santini by hiding in her dressing room. There, she calls her agent, the motherly Mira Daria Nicolodi , for advice on her situation.
Later that day, after her costume is found slashed to ribbons, Betty meets with the wardrobe seamstress, Giulia Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni.
While repairing the dress, Giulia finds a gold bracelet sewn onto it. While Betty and Giulia try to find what the faded words on the bracelet say, the killer intervenes, once again restraining Betty and taping needles under her eyes.
He then attacks Giulia in order to retrieve the bracelet. Bleeding to death from stab wounds, Giulia inadvertently swallows the bracelet with her dying breath, forcing the assailant to cut her throat open in order to retrieve it.
The assailant unties Betty and flees. When Betty returns to her apartment, she is met in the lobby by Santini and tells him that the killer may be after her. Santini promises to send Betty a detective to keep guard over her. While Betty struggles with her vision after applying eye drops, a man identifying himself as Inspector Soavi arrives to look after her.
Some time later, Mira arrives and tells Betty that she talked with a man in the lobby claiming to be Soavi. Unsure of which one is the impostor , Betty and Mira hide while the figure claiming to be Soavi receives a phone call and leaves the apartment. While Betty tries to call the police, Mira answers a knock at the door and demands the visitor identify himself.
As she looks through the peep hole, she is shot in the head and killed. Betty is forced to hide as the killer breaks in, and comes across the mortally wounded Soavi Michele Soavi when he stumbles into the apartment. After a pursuit in which the half-blind Betty shoots at the killer with Soavi's gun, she escapes through a ventilation shaft with the help of a girl living in the next apartment over.
Betty returns to the opera house and meets with Marco. He tells her that he has a plan to trap the killer, while Betty ponders connections between the killer and her long-dead abusive mother. Betty is a smash hit but she has also gained the attention of a psychotic fan who starts gorily murdering members of the production while forcing Betty to watch by taping needles under her eyes to keep her from closing them.
As the body count builds, Mark comes up with a very theatrical way of exposing the murderer who has also run afoul of the live ravens used in the production, and the closing night promises to be memorable. OPERA is certainly is more extravagantly visual than his more recent work and the various absurdities are more comfortably couched in an overall off-kilter atmosphere.Barnes & Noble® has the best selection of CDs. Buy Dario Argento's album titled Opera [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow Price: $