Dario Argento’s PROFONDO ROSSO @ the Rio Cinema

Dario Argento's PROFONDO ROSSO aka DEEP REDThe creator of “SUSPIRIA” now takes you on a journey through the macabre, the bizarre…the unnatural…


Cigarette Burns loves Dario Argento – ever since our screening of SUSPIRIA at the Rio Cinema, they’ve been looking for an excuse to return to the great man’s work. That day will finally come on the 18th February where they will be screening a very special presentation of his Giallo masterpiece PROFONDO ROSSO, aka DEEP RED.

A chance encounter leads to Marcus Daly (the inimitable David Hemmings) witnessing the brutal murder of a psychic medium who, just hours before, alarmed an entire para-psychology conference by claiming to have sensed an evil presence in the room. Convinced that he witnessed something that will unveil the identity of her killer, he begins an obsessive investigation with the aid of friend Carlos (Gabriele Lavia) and reporter Gianna Brezzi (Daria Nicolodi).

However, as Marcus delves deeper into his investigation, the brutal violence only increases and intensifies, and soon he finds himself embroiled in a web of mystery and intrigue that is more deranged and dangerous than he ever could have imagined…

Alternately beautiful and horrifying, elegant and brutal, PROFONDO ROSSO is arguably the quintessential example of Giallo cinema, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing this fully uncut and pristine transfer of a classic to the Rio Cinema.

What’s more, their friends at Dark City Gallery will be in attendance, selling and displaying their magnificent series of limited edition Dario Argento prints. They’ll be running a competition on the night to give one lucky attendee the chance to win a copy of the beautiful BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE print (details here).

Check out the exclusive Cigarette Burns PROFONDO ROSSO trailer here:

As usual they’ll have the Flashback DJs spinning celluloid flavoured classics before and after the film, and their friends at Psychotronic will be selling DVDs, books, and many more items of wallet-tempting cult ephemera.

Tickets are £7.50. The film starts around 23.30, with the bar staying open throughout the film until 2.30AM. The Rio has great transport links and is easy to get to:


67, 76/N76, 149 (24-hr), 243 (24-hr), & 488 stop right outside the Rio


The Rio is 5 minutes from both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingland stations (both London Overground)

See you there!

PROFONDO ROSSO is the second screening of 2012 for Cigarette Burns Cinema. Over the past year we’ve enjoyed highly successful screenings of ROBOCOP, STREET TRASH, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, MS. 45, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, the FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION trilogy, VIDEODROME, THE BEYOND,  HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, DEAD AND BURIED, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, THE PROWLER, and many more. Look for more announcements from us very soon…

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Adam Akers