Sunday, May 3, 2020
Stay At Home Bonus Film : Dario Argento's Five Days (1973)
Horror god Dario Argeto's one non-genre film is an often dark political tale set at the end of the Italian revolution. I was told it was funny, and there is some humor but mostly this is a political tale with an edge to it.
I am guessing almost none of you have seen it- even most Argent fans I know haven't. It is not so much the red headed step child so much as relative that is locked in the attic because they refuse to play by the rules. No one talks about it. I mean no one.
Odds are if you can find it it probably won't be in English. Somewhere in my vast collection I have a copy that is in English but I honestly have no idea where it is.
In suddenly deciding to post this film I had a devil of time finding it- all the Argento links on You Tube are related to the films we know and love. I found a gorgeous copy in German but this is an English Language website so that creates problems. Eventually noodling around I found the link above...
....which means I have to explain- to see it in English or any other language than Italian you must turn on the closed captions then go into settings and pick the autotranslate option and pick your language. While this is not ideal since the translation can be from the moon, it is at east a way of seeing a largely hidden film. If you like what you seen you can always chase down a better version.