Dracula 3D by Dario Argento
The 47th Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) International Film Festival hosted Italian director DARIO ARGENTO, who introduced thestereoscopic 3D film Dario Argento’s Dracula included at the midnight Ssreening on June 30, 2012.
The Italian director decided the story needed to get back to its Gothic origins, and in his surreal imagination the count gains an added dimension – as did the picture itself with stereoscopic 3D. “The new 3D is different, the old 3D was not perfect, it was a pain on the eyes. Now it’s good. Then I wanted to see Dracula with a distance, with a depth,” explained the screenwriter and director. A substantial dose of horrors, just as the Italian master has been serving up for years to his appreciative fans, are there in spades in this film.
Argento’s 3D take on the Bram Stoker classic and features Thomas Kretschmann, Asia Argento and Rutger Hauer in the leading roles. The film has received mixed reviews from critics though his efforts were pretty much respected in traditional bastions of the horror genre, such as Germany and Japan.
The Italian director and screenwriter has long been one of the most distinctive names in horror, a genre in which he had a major influence. His work is respected and appreciated in traditional bastions of the horror genre, such as the USA, Germany and Japan. A number of successful filmmakers, particularly Quentin Tarantino, have sought Dario Argento as a source of inspiration.
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