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    Unique ID Code: 0000117412
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 22/6/2009 10:48
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    Sleepless: Masters of Giallo

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    Creepier than Jack the Ripper
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 112
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    In Dario Argento's SLEEPLESS insomniac detective Moretti (Max von Sydow) is called upon to investigate a series of murders which bear a remarkable resemblance to those committed 17 years earlier and attributed to a killer nicknamed "The Dwarf". Is the new spate of crimes being committed by the same culprit or a copycat killer? Aided by Giacomo, the son of one of the original murderer's victims, Moretti sets out to solve the mystery.

    Opening with a thrilling 20-minute sequence that reminds the viewer just why Argento is regarded as a true master of horror, SLEEPLESS sees the director on top form and his full of his trademarks, from the murderer's black glove and glinting knives to the beautiful women in peril, an abundance of red linen, unrelenting violence and, of course, glorious cinematic set-pieces, the best of which is an incredible, slow tracking shot of a carpet which leads to a truly gruesome pay-off.

    Special Features:
    - Murder Madness and Mutilation: Sleepless and the Modern Italian Giallo
    - The Making of Sleepless
    - Trailer
    - Photo gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround English
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English

    Directed By:
    Dario Argento

    Written By:

    Max von Sydow
    Stefano Dionisi
    Chiara Caselli
    Roberto Zibetti
    Gabriele Lavia
    Paolo Maria Scalondro
    Rossella Falk
    Roberto Accornero
    Barbara Lerici

    Casting By:
    Lorella Chiapatti
    Chiara Moretti

    Soundtrack By:

    Director of Photography:
    Ronnie Taylor

    Anna Rosa Napoli

    Costume Designer:
    Susy Mattolini

    Production Designer:
    Massimo Antonello Geleng

    Dario Argento

    Executive Producer:
    Claudio Argento

    Arrow Films

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