ENIGMA ROSSO REVIEWED
“Enigma Rosso” keeps exposing the blind spots in my film viewing history. Alberto Negrin is one of the Giallo filmmakers that I’m not terribly aware of as a director. The guy seems to have a few David Lynch ideas before Twin Peaks was a thought. Outside of that, it’s a goofy giallo that follows girl murders into roller coaster set pieces with murder suspects. At times, I was hoping for a talking dog to show up with a poorly dubbed hippie named Bob.
What I did like was how the main girl’s murders gets remember in reenactment via another’s girl memory of an attack. While that sounds like a mouthful, it’s indicative of this film’s willingness to mess with POV to cover up a rather thin story. The lead detective guy is pretty boring, but he gets the job done. So, what is the grand takeaway? The film has never looked this amazing. Hell, the print has been freshly restored for American audiences by our heroes at Doppleganger/Scorpion.
While these films aren’t always my favorites, I do appreciate the work placed in restoring them for a new audience to discover.
- Brand new scan exclusive to this release.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0