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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I am going to visit Rome next week and someone told me that I should not miss the chance to visit a store (by the name of Profondo Rosso) and it is apparently owned by two film directors (one being Dario Argento).

So first of all, have anyone else heard of this store?
and second, anybody on this forum who have been in that store?

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I went when I visited rome in 2010, it's a small shop filled with movie merchandise, some of it cheesy, some of it cool, most of it overpriced IMO. It has a nice selection of movies, books (english too) dedicated to horror/fantasy as well as a moderate selection of scores. Don't expect Argento to be present, you'll have a better time meeting him at film festivals than at this store. There is a small tour you can take in the cellar that showcases some of the props of Argento's movies, but if you haven't seen Demons, Phenomena, ... it's more of a curiosity as it showcases specific scenes from his movies.

I recommend Trastevere burrough for going out and having a drink, enjoy Rome!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I went when I visited rome in 2010, it's a small shop filled with movie merchandise, some of it cheesy, some of it cool, most of it overpriced IMO. It has a nice selection of movies, books (english too) dedicated to horror/fantasy as well as a moderate selection of scores. Don't expect Argento to be present, you'll have a better time meeting him at film festivals than at this store. There is a small tour you can take in the cellar that showcases some of the props of Argento's movies, but if you haven't seen Demons, Phenomena, ... it's more of a curiosity as it showcases specific scenes from his movies.

I recommend Trastevere burrough for going out and having a drink, enjoy Rome!



Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Now I have visited this store and yes I did only meet one of the owners. Unfortunately I did not have so much time but I did chat a (very) brief moment with Luigi Cozzi. Since I had another place to be at a certain time I did not have time to go down to the museum but I promised Luigi that I would come back to Rome some day in the future. I ended up buying a key chain and a few soundtracks (as expected from someone like me). However I did regret one thing that I did not do and that was that I did not ask for his autograph.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Cool! I still have a book I bought there and I kept the plastic bag with the profondo rosso logo as well as a souvenir.

 
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