An Italian poster for Dario Argento’s 1975 film ‘Profondo Rosso’ aka ‘Deep Red.’
This October two versions of Dario Argento’s Suspiria have been making the rounds at independent movie theaters across the country following the discovery of an Italian-language 35MM cut in an abandoned theater in Italy. In addition to that Synapse films finally finished their 4K restoration of Suspira (which took nearly four years) and released it as a gorgeously packaged Blu-ray which is also screening in selected theaters through the end of 2017. So, in light of it being a very Argento October this year—to say nothing of his courageous daughter’s stand against Harvey Weinstein—let’s take a look at some of the artwork that has been used on movie posters, DVD releases, a few lobby cards, and even a vintage VHS tape for Argento’s goretastic films.
Some of the artwork and photography that follows is graphic especially when it comes to the covers created for various re-releases of Argento’s films put out by Arrow Video. But since we’re talking about a director who has been affectionately referred to as the “The Italian Hitchcock,” you should know to expect lots of blood, gore, and massive head trauma by way of sharp objects. YAY!
A Dutch VHS cover for ‘Suspiria.’
A Spanish lobby card for 1982’s ‘Tenebre.’
An Italian poster for ‘Tenebre.’
A movie poster for ‘Four Flies on Grey Velvet,’ 1971.
A Spanish poster for ‘Rojo Obcuro’ aka ‘Deep Red’ 1975.
An Italian poster for Argento’s first film, ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,’ 1970.
A Japanese poster for 1985’s ‘Phenomena.’
The Blu-ray artwork for ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’ put out by Arrow Video.
An Australian poster for ‘Profundo Rosso.’
An Italian poster by artist Ercole Brini for ‘Four Flies on Grey Velvet.’
A poster for ‘Suspiria’ by artist Matt Ryan for a UK screening of the film.
Artwork for Arrow Video’s ‘Two Evil Eyes’ the 1990 directorial collaboration by Argento and George A. Romero.
Another promotional image used for ‘Two Evil Eyes.’
The artwork for the 30th Anniversary edition of 1980’s ‘Inferno.’
An Italian lobby card for ‘Inferno.’
A lobby card for ‘Phenomena.’
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Neon’ movie posters of cult films by Quentin Tarantino, Dario Argento, Stanley Kubrick and more
Can’t look away: Go behind the scenes of films by Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper & more
Stunning fluorescent stills from Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece ‘Suspiria’
Watch Keith Emerson and Dario Argento work on the soundtrack to ‘Inferno’ in 1980
Illustrations of films by Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott & more from Cinefantastique