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review added: 1/25/99

Dario Argento's
World of Horror

1986 (1998) - Synapse Films (World Sales Compass International)

review by Todd Doogan, special to The Digital Bits

Film Rating: B-
If you're a true fan of Dario Argento, then this look into the mind of the maestro will chill your soul. Yeah, that's a bit dramatic, but this is a helluva good documentary about the Italian horror master.

Disc Ratings (Video/Audio/Extras): B+/B+/B
This debut release, from Don May Jr.'s Synapse Films, is a fine one. The video is clear and free of noise, and the sound is fine. There's also a nice filmography of Dario Argento, for those of us who like his work, but have no idea many films this guy has worked on.

Overall Rating: B+
There aren't enough documentaries on DVD, and so I'm always glad to see 'em when they come out. Synapse has a winner with this title.

Specs and Features

71 mins, NR, full screen (1.33:1), single-sided, single-layered, Amaray keep case packaging, Dario Argento filmography, film-themed menus, scene access (20 chapters), languages: English (DD 1.0), subtitles: none

Bottom line

Loads of tender loving care were put into this title, and it shows. The video and audio quality are both above average for such a small company, and I'm a big fan of Argento, so having this hard to find film on DVD is a big deal.

Todd Doogan
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