VHS Vault: Dario Argento

Thursday, 12 November 2015

To quote shite Scottish patter - mind that time we all used to watch videos? It only seems like yesterday that we sprinted down to Blockbuster on a Friday night, carefully selecting videos based on their graphic, lurid covers, hoping that we'd find a film so great that it would grace our top 5 lists for years to come. But sadly the VHS fell out of favour; the lack of space on those bulky cassettes, having to constantly rewind our rentals because of the inconsiderate prick who rented the film before us, the mind numbing amount of time trying to locate that exact scene. We were well and truly done with the VHS. If only there was a simpler way... and it came, the good old DVD. Only now even the DVD has fallen out of favour. With the advent of streaming, Netflix and downloads physical media seems obsolete yet we still can't help but hanker back to those glory days of bulky cassettes, chewed up tapes and worn out footage. Why? Because those VHS' had the most kick ass cover art that often had nothing to do with the movie but looked oh so appealing. Here I'm going to share some of the best VHS covers for Dario Argento's filmography. Enjoy!

Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

Submitted by Ryan Gelatin to VHS Wasteland

Credit to Jayson Kennedy at Basement of Ghoulish Decadence 

Cat O' Nine Tails (1971)

Credit to VHS Collector

Credit to Nuno Collection

Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

Deep Red (1975)

 Credit to Deep Fried Movies

Suspiria (1977)

Credit to VHS Collector

Inferno (1980)

Submitted by Ryan Gelatin to VHS Wasteland

Tenebrae (1982)

Phenomena (1985)

Credit to VHS Collector

Opera (1987)

Trauma (1993)

The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

Credit to Deliria

Credit to VHS Collector

The Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Sleepless (2001)

The Card Player (2004)

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