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Italian Horror Film "Opera" and Macbeth on DVD
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2139  Monday, 10 September 2001

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 9 Sep 2001 19:22:55 -0400
Subject:        Italian Horror Film "Opera" and Macbeth on DVD

Fans of Theatre of Blood may be interested to know that Dario Argento's
Opera is now avalable fully restored on DVD.  Shakespeare is referenced
via Verdi's Macbeth.

"When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde
presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed
fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her
loved ones. Will the woman's recurring nightmare hold the key to the
identity of this psychopath or does an even more horrific evil lay
waiting in the wings?

The legendary Dario Argento co-wrote and directed this savagely stunning
thriller featuring some of the most shocking sequences of the maestro's
entire career. Previously available in the U.S. only in heavily edited
form, this horror classic has now been restored from original Italian
vault  materials and is presented uncut, uncensored and loaded with
extras. "

To order:

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?userid=12317114246766&item_id=35990

For more info:

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0093677

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