Watch: Profondo rosso 1975 123movies, Full Movie Online – A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely..
Plot: 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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Parts of this were pretty slow but the mystery elements were good and I liked the leads even though their romance was really forced and unnecessary (I know those scenes were removed in the Export Version, along with some of the gore). Dario Argento’s visuals were on display once more with some great close-up shots and the gore effects were wonderfully gnarly. Not great but still found it entertaining. **3.75/5**
When a psychic is murdered after picking up the thoughts of a psychotic killer, Marcus Day is the only witness to the crime and sets about trying to figure out who is responsible. But he then finds that the killer is shadowing him and targeting anyone who files in to help his investigation.
Dario Argento’s Deep Red (AKA: Profundo Rosso/The Hatchet Murders) is rightly regarded as one of the leading lights of Giallo. Argento pitches Marcus Day (David Hemmings working from a splinter of Blow Up) into a rousing and visceral world of murder and mystery – and takes the viewers along as well! It doesn’t matter what time of day or night it is, Argento always has a sinister edge pulsing through his movie. The mystery element is also strong, including for first time viewers a cheeky opportunity to solve it very early on.
Painting it all in vivid coloured strokes, Argento unleashes a myriad of stylish sequences, adding in children’s toys and mannequins to further up the creep factor. Musically not all of it works, but the running children’s thematic motif works strikingly well. Negatively the dubbing is often iffy at best and some of the now infamous murder sequences veer close to comedy because the director allows them to be protracted.
Uncompromising, thrilling and striking, some quibbles aside, Deep Red is a very positive experience. 7.5/10
TOP-TIER ARGENTO…DEVELOPED A STYLE THAT WOULD BECOME IMITATED & INFLUENTIAL FOR DECADES
Director/Writer Dario Argento’s 5th Film.
Demonstrates a Maturation of Style and Presentation that would, along with Mario Bava, Create the Template for the Slasher and Gore Movies.
That Others could Barely Approach.
An Audacious Use of Staging, Editing, and Violence (always containing “Deep Red” Gore).
Along with Pulse-Pounding Music (usually from the Heavy Sounds of the Group “Goblin”),
was So Strikingly and Shockingly Different that the Films, and Therefore the Creator Argento were Celebrated Universally as a “New Wave”.
Having Virtually Invented the “Giallo” (Italian for Yellow that “adorned” the lurid sex and crime paperbacks in Europe) Genre.
Argento Didn’t Stop There.
“Giallo” Category Tropes Included a Black-Leather Gloved Serial-Spree-Killer Yielding a Variety of “Killer” Weapons…
Knives, Hatchets, Scissors, Razors, etc.
The Killer’s Identity was the Mystery, Usually Filmed Obliquely and Usually Clad in a Dark Rain-Coat.
Argento’s First Film, “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” (1970) Set the Stage.
On What was to Follow in the World of Italian, and then World-Wide Horror.
This Movie, and Mario Bava’s “Bay of Blood” (1971) would be Mirrored ad Nauseum in the Slasher Craze.
But Very Few Reached the Pinnacle of Entertaining and Artistic Panache, or Approach the Outrageousness of Argento or Bava.
Many would See Argento’s Auteur Accomplishments Reach its Zenith with His Next Film “Suspiria” (1977) as His Masterpiece.
Some Critics and Fans have Proclaimed “Deep Red” as a Better Movie.
But No Matter what Opinion You Have of the 2 Seminal Works, it is Assured that Once You See an Argento Film,
You are Unlikely to Forget it.
Argento: The Master of the Giallo
During a demonstration of her psychic ability, a woman senses the presence of a killer in the audience. Later that night, she is attacked and brutally murdered in her apartment. Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the murder of the psychic and goes to the apartment to help/investigate. He later tells the police that he saw something when he entered the apartment, but he’s not sure what it was. With the assistance of a female reporter, Daly begins looking for clues to the killer’s identity. As he gets closer to the truth, the body count begins to rise. Can he remember what he saw in the apartment and stop the killer before he becomes the next victim?
With Deep Red, Dario Argento created what may be the best Giallo ever produced. Mario Bava may be credited with developing the rules and structure of the Giallo in Blood and Black Lace, but Argento succeeded in making the sub-genre his own. Everything about the movie is nearly perfect. And Argento does something that quite honestly few Gialli have accomplished – actually create moments of real horror (or at least a few chills). The scenes where Daly is investigating the rundown, rambling villa has some moments that always bring me to edge of my seat. As for the mystery, Deep Red features what I feel is one of Argento’s best plots. And the fact that Argento gives you everything you need to solve the mystery will leave you kicking yourself for not seeing all of the significant clues. Argento takes a big chance by giving the solution so early on, it’s just that no one seems to pick-up on it during a first viewing. Brilliant!
There are two different versions of this movie available – the original extended version and the cut American version. This is one of the very few movies I know of where people I respect actually prefer the cut version. Either version is watchable so it’s really just a matter of taste. For the record, I prefer the extended version. Whichever cut of the film you select, make sure to watch in widescreen. There’s a lot of vital information that’s cut from the sides of the full-frame transfer.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (R-rated) (USA), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (export)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Dario Argento
Writer Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi
Actors David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono, 4-Track Stereo (Japan theatrical release), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Luciano Vittori, Roma, Italy
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 remaster), Dolby Vision, Techniscope (2-perf)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)