Wednesday, October 29, 2008

From Old Rome............

I have to start this off by noting that the Repulsion post is a couple posts down,I fucked up and that is where it will stay.......go get it.......
And now,another movie and quite a fucked up one at that. Some of you may already know the great Dario Argento, Legendary Italian director best known for his film "Suspiria". You might not know of his daughter Asia Argento or that she in addition to acting in Land of the Dead(remember the beauty that dueled the zombie towards the beginning?)among other things of lesser note in American culture. Apparently,due to her father's ambition, she didn't have much of a relationship with him. Either way,I think she inherited a fair share of talent from her old man.
"The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things" is her 2nd movie and it came out in 2004. It is based on a novel written under the name J.T. Leroy, a fictional character with an elaborate back story of drug use and other vagrant behavior,created by American writer Laura Albert and enacted publicly her sister in law Savannah Knoop.

Starring the lovely director herself along with Peter Fonda,Marilyn Manson,and the Sprouse twins,the male version of the Olsen sisters who have showed up in every Disney special of the 21st century. Weird......
All this aside, this is certainly no Suspiria but it is a great movie in its' own right. I watched it last,maybe 3 years ago and it is one of those movies I just haven't let go of. If anything it is memorable. Here it is,lifted from Youtube in 10 parts. Ignore the annoying intro to each part that the person who posted this added on, the movie is worth watching even with this crap thrown in........

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

There it is,in it's entirety. If you watch this,leave a comment to let me know what you thought.
Asia Argento has been involved in a ton of movies and other stuff,if you like this,check out her link up top for a decent list of her projects........


Veggie Burger said...

this sounds like a great flick and I'll have to check it out. how do you upload videos to blogspot? And by the way, I do remember Asia Argento in Land Of The Dead. Had no idea she was the director's daughter.

ido said...

Lydia has a bit role in this film as a nurse.

Have you seen Asia's debut film "Scarlet Diva"? Supposedly made about her older sister who passed away. She directs and stars in it and shows a lot of potential in both regards. By no means a masterpiece but worth your time.