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Old 08-26-08, 06:43 PM
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Giallo (Argento, 2009)

Couldn't find a previous thread on this one. Official logline and synopsis from Bloody-Disgusting. NOTE: There are spoilers in the detailed synopsis, so I used a spoiler tag for that section.
This evening we received the official logline and long synopsis for Dario Argento's latest, Giallo, which completed principal photography this past June. Starring Elsa Pataky, Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner, and written by Sean Keller and Jim Agnew, the film begins in Italy, an American woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Lavia fears it’s worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow. YELLOW chooses his victims based on their beauty, because he himself is not beautiful. Scorned and rejected in the orphanage where he was raised as a child, he now hunts beautiful women to torture and to kill.

He keeps them alive, mentally and physically abusing them, until he grows bored. Then, he kills them and discards their body. He’s efficient, and always has his next victim ready to torture. And he’s clever, only going after tourists, women who won’t find an advocate in the police department.

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His latest victim is an Asian exchange student. After her, he has CELINE (Elsa Pataky), a gorgeous fashion model.

LINDA (Emmanuelle Seigner) is a smart, attractive flight attendant, in Torino to spend time with Celine, her sister. When Celine doesn’t arrive for their planned meeting, she takes her concern to the local police. But they don’t want to be bothered with her, sending her instead to the basement to deal with INSPECTOR ENZO LAVIA (Adrien Brody), an eccentric detective who doesn’t fit in with the department. The details of the case remind him of a strange killer he’s been hunting. Yellow.

They team up to find her, their quest aided by the tragic death of the Asian foreign exchange student. Enzo has some pretty wild theories about the killer, theories that are correct. One of these theories leads him to believe that Celine is next. Yellow tortures Celine, but finds that she’s tougher than many of his victims. She fights back. As the detective and Linda close in, Celine is running out of time.

Enzo deduces that the killer must have hepatitis, and they go to a hospital that treats the disease. As they try to get the doctor to release confidential information, Enzo realizes that Yellow is in the hospital! A chase ensues, but Yellow gets away.

But now he’s seen Linda, and he knows that to keep feeding his lust for blood, he must kill her as well. Both sisters are in jeopardy, and the clock is ticking.


“Giallo” updates great Giallo horror film of Dario Argento, directed by the creator of the genre, that also calls to mind the classic serial killer films such as “Silence of the Lambs” and “Seven”. Featuring a hero and a heroine facing down pure evil, “Giallo” is a new classic by a master of suspense.
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Sounds promising. Hopefully better than Mother of Tears.

Brody looks super Italian in that first picture.
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argento with a talented actor? has hell frozen over?
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can't wait for this one.
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Looking forward to this.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
argento with a talented actor? has hell frozen over?
one can only hope.

we DOES he find these actors? under a rock?
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Can't be worse than Mother of Tears, right?

Right?

I'll check it out, being the Argento whore I am.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Can't be worse than Mother of Tears, right?

Right?

I'll check it out, being the Argento whore I am.

those few of us, seem very masochistic in our fandom to him don't we?

however if he can outdo the gore quotent that was in Mother of Tears I'd be impressed, that pole up the victims coochter and out the mouth was OTT !!!!
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
one can only hope.

we DOES he find these actors? under a rock?
In his own house. Fortunately, Asia Argento has bowed out of this one due to pregnancy.
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In his own house. Fortunately, Asia Argento has bowed out of this one due to pregnancy.
It would be nice if she were pregnant all of the time.
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Originally Posted by Bateman View Post
It would be nice if she were pregnant all of the time.
I'll see what I can do in that department.
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Here's the trailer (a little blood might not be safe for work) , this looks pretty good:

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^ looking forward to this.
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the trailer for MOTHER OF TEARS looked great and that didn't turn out so well so i'm not going to get my hopes up but i am excited about it.
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Interesting trailer.

Am I the only one here who enjoyed "Mother Of Tears"?
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

FX man Sergio Stivaletti speaks to Fangoria about the film:
“[GIALLO star] Adrien Brody has been very involved with the movie and built up a close working relationship with Dario,” Stivaletti (pictured) tells us. “I think this is one of Dario’s strongest and most impressive films. He and Adrien collaborated on making the movie as believable as possible, and of course, fans can expect some bloody violence. This is an American movie—it is financed from the U.S. and it looks like a Hollywood picture, but it is still impossible not to see Dario’s touch in almost every scene.”
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Am I the only one here who enjoyed "Mother Of Tears"?
Yes.
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Am I the only one here who enjoyed "Mother Of Tears"?
Nope, I liked it....
It wasn't as bad as people made it out to be, Not Argento's best work tho....
Then again it was ALOT better than The Card Player & Do you like Hitchcock?
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

I enjoyed Mother of Tears, but it was not even close to Inferno (which I feel is Argento's weakest work from that era).

This is also coming from someone who liked The Card Player, but Sleepless is the best of his recent efforts (2000 and onward).
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

Inferno was great....
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Am I the only one here who enjoyed "Mother Of Tears"?
I enjoyed it in a MST3K kind of way.
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

I hope this is as good as The Stendhal Syndrome which I consider to be his last great film.
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

From Variety's pan:
After the mixed reception, even from fans, for "The Mother of Tears," Italian schlock-maestro Dario Argento shows further indifference to his reputation by releasing his latest, "Giallo," under his own name. Ludicrous, craptastically made even by Argento's usual low-budget standards, and not even remotely scary or amusingly campy -- unlike its predecessor, which at least has a so-bad-it's-great following -- this serial-killer story plays like a work for hire that no one had much fun working on.
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

are we ever gonna see this?

Whats the release situation?
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Re: Giallo (Argento, 2009)

That's a harsh review.

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