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Dario Argento

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 8 films, with $984,824 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,239)
Best-known technical roles: Due occhi diabolici (Director), Argento's Dracula 3D (Director), Argento's Dracula 3D (Screenwriter), La terza madre (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Antonio Tentori, Unax Ugalde

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
In Technical RolesDirector8$409,121$575,703$984,824
Screenwriter1$4,556$573,392$577,948

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Home Market Releases for April 10th, 2018

April 10th, 2018

Phantom Thread

The last box office hit of 2017, The Greatest Showman, hits the home market this week. There are also a couple of Awards Season contenders, but for the most part, it is another slow week. Phantom Thread on Blu-ray is the clear Pick of the Week winner. Meanwhile, Molly’s Game on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the only real competition. More...

Home Market Releases for March 13th, 2018

March 14th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar week on the home market with several Oscar nominees and winners. Many of these films, like Call Me by Your Name and I, Tonya, are contenders for Pick of the Week. The actual winner of this title is The Shape of Water on Blu-ray Combo Pack or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack. It’s not the biggest release on this week’s list, as that honor goes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but that’s only coming out on Video on Demand. More...

Home Market Releases for March 6th, 2018

March 6th, 2018

Lady Bird

Thor: Ragnarok is by far the biggest Blu-ray release of the week and one of the best blockbusters of 2017. However, it was already named Pick of the Week last week, so we will have to pick a different film this week. There are a few contenders: The Breadwinner, Faces Places, and Lady Bird. All three of them are Oscars nominated films, none of them won. It was a close call, but in the end, Lady Bird won. More...

Home Market Releases for January 23rd, 2018

January 22nd, 2018

Jane

It’s a really slow week on the home market. There are only a few releases that went anywhere at the box office, led by Jigsaw, which is a bad movie. Meanwhile, Geostorm is so bad it’s good. It’s fun, if you are into B movies, but it’s not Pick of the Week material. The only real contenders are Jane, which is only coming out on Video on Demand, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, which is getting a Two-Disc Special Edition. In the end, I went with Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, mainly because Jane doesn’t come out on DVD / Blu-ray until next month. More...

Home Market Releases for December 19th, 2017

December 19th, 2017

The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

By this time next week, Christmas will be over. This resulted in a short list, but not a bad week. Dunkirk is the biggest new release of the week and it is award-worthy and a contender for Pick of the Week. It isn’t the only contender, The Amicus Collection, Stronger, A Town Called Panic: The Collection, and others are too. As for the best of the best, I went with The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with... More...

Home Market Releases for September 12th, 2017

September 13th, 2017

Phenomena

Apparently it is Halloween, because there are a lot of horror titles on this week’s list. Some of them are good, some are not. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are a few of them. If you have kids, then Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Ultra Combo Pack is your best bet. If you are a fan of Sci-fi, then go with the final season for Orphan Black. However, in the end I went with Phenomena on Blu-ray. You can also buy the movie from the Official Site in a Steelbox with soundtrack and pamphlet. More...

Home Market Releases for June 20th, 2017

June 20th, 2017

GLOW

Summer time is usually the worst time of year on the home market and that is certainly the case this week. The biggest release of the week is Life, which only made $30 million at the box office. As for the best new release on this week’s list... I’m going to have to go with GLOW: Season One, which hits Netflix on Friday. More...

Featured 3D Blu-ray / DVD Review: Argento's Dracula

January 27th, 2014

Dario Argento is a master of the horror genre. In fact, he helped change the genre and his influence is still felt today. However, it has been nearly 20 years since a film of his has earned overall positive reviews, and nearly 30 years since his last great movie. Will Argento's Dracula be the film that turns his recent streak around? Or is it more of the same weak releases he's put out in the past two decades? More...

Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/13/2018 Suspiria Director $0 $2,311 $2,311
7/1/2016 Deep Red Director $0 $0 $0
10/4/2013 Argento's Dracula 3D Director,
Screenwriter 
$4,556 $573,392 $577,948
12/31/2009 Giallo Director $0 $0 $0
6/6/2008 La terza madre Director $54,947 $0 $54,947
10/25/2005 L’uccello dalle piume di cris… Director $0 $0 $0
10/25/1991 Due occhi diabolici Director $349,618 $0 $349,618
8/2/1985 Phenomena Director $0 $0 $0
Movies: 8Totals:$409,121$575,703$984,824
  Averages:$51,140$71,963$123,103

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/13/2018 Suspiria $0 0 $0 $2,311 0.0%
7/1/2016 Deep Red $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/4/2013 Argento's Dracula 3D $3,085 6 $4,556 $577,948 0.8%
12/31/2009 Giallo $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
6/6/2008 La terza madre $19,418 7 $54,947 $54,947 100.0%
10/25/2005 L’uccello dalle piume di crist… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/25/1991 Due occhi diabolici $0 0 $349,618 $349,618 100.0%
8/2/1985 Phenomena $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 8Totals:  $409,121$984,824 
 Averages:$2,8132$51,140$123,10350.2%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/4/2013 Argento's Dracula 3D $3,085 6 $4,556 $577,948 0.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $4,556$577,948 
 Averages:$3,0856$4,556$577,9480.8%


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