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Opera (1987) 4K Restoration

Opens on November 10

Director: Dario Argento Run Time: 107 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring: Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Cristina Marsillach, Daria Nicolodi, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini

Country: Italy
Language: Italian, English, German with English subtitles

About the film:

There’s nothing else like Opera (1987). After the artistic highs (and box office lows) of Tenebre (1982) and Phenemona (1985), Dario Argento was on a mission to make the most accomplished giallo of his career. And that’s exactly what he did.

Opera (1987) follows Betty, the star of an avant-garde production of Macbeth, as she deals with a black-gloved maniac on a mutilation spree at the opera house. With its ultra-stylized photography, complex metaphors, and intense violence, Opera (1987) is a brilliantly deranged spectacle—and the most breathtaking horror experience of 1987.

New 4K restoration from Severin Films.

About the filmmaker:

Dario Argento is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and critic, best know for his influential work in shaping the Italian “giallo” thriller genre since he began making films in the 1970s. His films as director include his “Animal Trilogy”, consisting of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971); his “Three Mothers” trilogy, consisting of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007); and his stand-alone films Deep Red (1975), Tenebrae (1982)Phenomena (1985) and Opera (1987). Most recently, he directed Dark Glasses (2022), his first directorial work since Dracula 3D (2012).

Argento also co-wrote the screenplay for Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and served as George A. Romero’s script consultant on Dawn of the Dead (1978), for which he also composed the soundtrack with his long-time collaborators Goblin. In 2021, Argento received critical acclaim for his performance in Gaspar Noé’s psychological drama film Vortex (2021), which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

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