Opera (1987)

One of Argento’s best and a personal favourite. Opera benefits greatly from being so straight-forward and direct with its themes and visual concepts but naturally, this being 80s Argento after all, he can’t help but get in his own dumbass way with that unbelievably dumb epilogue. Thankfully the overall damage is minimal. Here are some of the finest set-pieces of Argento’s career electrified by dizzying camerawork and a welcome streak of cruelty to the violence, preventing you from having too good a time with all that nastiness. A lot of Argento movies from this period have a tendency to make you roll your eyes. Opera forces you to never look away. Even better the second time.

Watched on blu-ray.

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