|Directed by||Dario Argento|
|Written by||Dario Argento|
|Produced by||Salvatore Argento; William Garroni; Claudio Argento|
|Music by||Keith Emerson|
|Edited by||Franco Fraticelli|
|Distributed by||Produzioni Intersound; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
|Release date(s)|| February 7th, 1980 (Italy)|
April 2nd, 1980 (US)
|Running time||107 min.|
|Gross revenue||ITL 508,000|
|Preceded by||Suspiria (1977)|
|Followed by||The Mother's Tears (2007)|
|Leigh McCloskey||Mark Elliot|
|Irene Miracle||Rose Elliot|
|Daria Nicolodi||Elise Stallone Van Adler|
|Alida Valli||Carol, the caretaker|
|Veronica Lazar||The nurse|
|Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.||Professor Arnold/Doctor Varelli|
|Leopoldo Mastelloni||John, the butler|
|Ania Pieroni||Musical student|
|Paolo Paoloni||Music teacher|
|Fulvio Mingozzi||Cab driver|
|Luigi Lodoli||Book binder|
|Rodolfo Lodi||Old man|
Inferno failed at the box office, grossing only ITL 508,000. It had a limited theatrical release in the United States and received generally negative reviews. Part of it's failure could be attributed to numerous problems in trying to find international distribution. The film has since developed a cult following however, and is considered a vital element of the Dario Argento's filmography.
Home Video Edit
Inferno was released on VHS home video and DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz Entertainment on April 25th, 2000. It was presented in anamorphic widescreen format as part of the Dario Argento collection. It included an exclusive interview with director Dario Argento. Anchor Bay later repackaged the film along with Phenomena as part of a twin-pack gift set on July 10th, 2001. This version included the same Argento interview, a still gallery and other special features relating to Phenomena.
The film was re-released on DVD by Blue Underground on February 27th, 2007. This version retains the same features from the Ancor Bay edition, but also included talent bios of select cast and crew members.
The Inferno Special Edition DVD was released by Blue Underground on March 29th, 2011 as well as the Blu-ray version of the film. This version edits out 1 minute of footage from the original film. It is presented in anamorphic widescreen format with English, Spanish and French subtitles.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- First film produced by Produzioni Intersound. They also produced the 1989 horror movie Santa Sangre.
- Sixth horror/giallo film directed by Dario Argento.
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