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Phenomena

Phenomena

Jennifer Connelly
Director: Dario Argento Cast: Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
, Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
, Daria Nicolodi
Daria Nicolodi
Dario Argento

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Overview

Declared "my most personal film" by Italy's premier horror director Dario Argento, this production marked the director's return to the eerie thematic territory he pioneered in 1977 with the horror classic Suspiria. Much like that film, Phenomena conforms to the logic of nightmares. Jennifer Connelly stars as Jennifer Corvino, the daughter of an American film star, who enrolls in a prestigious Swiss boarding school under the tutelage of the prudish Mrs. Bruckner (played by frequent Argento collaborator and former beau Daria Nicolodi). Possessing a unique telepathic gift, Jennifer is capable of communicating with insects on an instinctive level, often while sleepwalking. This trait soon brands her a "freak" among her snooty classmates but makes her a valuable asset to entomologist Dr. MacGregor (Donald Pleasence), who is currently employing the innate forensic skills of insects to aid police in tracking a serial killer targeting the boarders at Jennifer's school. As Jennifer's tiny friends (including the corpse-hunting Sarcophagus Fly) guide her closer to the murderer's lair, everything from MacGregor's revenge-driven pet chimpanzee to Bruckner's monstrously disfigured son figure into the mix, providing not one but three shocking endings. Shot in English and re-dubbed for various European markets, this graphic thriller was released in drastically edited form as Creepers in the U.S. and England; Argento's original cut runs 110 minutes.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0654930319697
Original Release: 1984
Rating: NR
Source: Synapse Films
Region Code: A
Time: 3:46:00
Sales rank: 5,361

Special Features

Creepers (83 minute U.S. release version); Synapse Films is proud to present the U.S. version of Creepers, now available for the First Time Ever remastered in high definition (1080p); Audio Commentary Track on Phenomena (no version) from Argento scholar and author, Derek Botelho and film historian, journalist and radio television commentary, David Del Valle; Dario Argento's World of Horror - Documentary; A fascinating look at the early films of Director Dario Argento, including Phenomena, Suspiria, Demons, Dawn of the Dead, Inferno ; Containing candid interviews and awesome behind the scenes footage, Dario Argento's World of Horror gives us a look into the mind of Italy's Master of Horror and is an essential viewing experience for all Argento fans; Interview with Andi Sex Gang; Phenomena - International Theatrical Trailer; Creepers - U.S. Theatrical Trailer & Radio Spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Corvino
Donald Pleasence John McGregor
Daria Nicolodi Mrs. Bruckner
Patrick Bauchau Inspector Rudolf Geiger
Dalila di Lazzaro Headmistress
Mario Donatone Actor
Eleonora Giorgi Actor
Paola Grooper Schoolgirl
Ninke Hielkema Schoolgirl
Mitzy Orsini Schoolgirl
Francesca Ottaviani Actor
Tanga the Chimpanzee Actor
Duccio Tessari Actor
Franco Trevisi Actor
Fiore Argento Vera Brandt
Federica Mastroianni Sophie
Michele Soavi Police detective
Fausta Avelli Schoolgirl
Marta Biuso Schoolgirl
Sophie Bourchier Schoolgirl
Geraldine Thomas Schoolgirl

Technical Credits
Dario Argento Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Romano Albani Cinematographer
Giorgio Armani Costumes/Costume Designer
Simon Boswell Score Composer
Franco Ferrini Screenwriter
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Andy Sex Gang Score Composer
Maurizio Garrone Production Designer
Nello Giorgetti Production Designer
Goblin Score Composer
Angelo Iacono Producer
Iron Maiden Score Composer
Renato Lori Set Decoration/Design
Pier Antonio Mecacci Makeup
Motörhead Score Composer
Stefano Ricciotti Camera Operator
Claudio Simonetti Score Composer
Luciano Spadoni Production Designer
Sergio Stivaletti Makeup Special Effects
Umberto Turco Production Designer
Rina Villani Set Decoration/Design
Bill Wyman Score Composer

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