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1982, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Dario Argento

Dario Argento's mastery of the giallo is clear in this stylish thriller, which is among the writer-director's most violent - and erotic. In Rome to promote his new novel, a murder-mystery writer (Anthony Franciosa) learns that his work has inspired a serial slasher who targets women. As the author teams with the police to find the killer, the blood flows as freely as the plot twists in this oft-censored "video nasty," which includes some of Argento's most dazzling set pieces. Goblin keyboardist Claudio Simonetti, guitarist Massimo Morante and bassist Fabio Pignatelli reunited to create the suspenseful soundtrack. With John Saxon and Daria Nicolodi.

1957, 20th Century Fox, 109 min, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

Korean War veteran Johnny Pope (Don Murray) becomes hooked on morphine in a military hospital. When he moves into an apartment complex with his wife (Eva Marie Saint) and brother (Anthony Franciosa), his addiction has drastic repercussions for the whole family. A terrific score by Bernard Herrmann adds to the drama.

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