SCARLET DIVA REVIEWED
“Scarlet Diva” is getting rediscovered now for good and bad reasons. Good because it was Asia Argento’s directorial debut that helped explain her previous bad brushes with fame. Bad because it’s getting used against her by nefarious foes online. The film is so painfully Italian that it almost feels cliche. There is something about miming Fellini shots and shaving your pits while smoking that screams Italia!
Asia Argento is still a stunning lead. But, it’s hard to hear wax poetic about sensuality when you realize that she illegally banged the kid that played Young James T. Kirk in Star Trek. So, what do you do? I appreciate that Film Movement is giving this film a chance to shine outside of the now 16 year old DVD. However, it still feels super weird to give Argento a pat on the back now. What is a film fan to do?
Honestly, the same thing as before. Sit back and enjoy a cult actress’s take on fame.
- Two audio commentaries by Asia Argento (2002 & 2018)
- Looking into the Eye of the Cyclops with Joe Coleman
- Asia Argento interview
- Making of Scarlet Diva
- Original release promos
- 20-page commemorative booklet
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track