||XXX [DVD](2002) DVD
Vin Diesel cements his screen action hero status with this adrenaline-pumping spy adventure refueled for Generation Y audiences. In trouble with the law, extreme sports enthusiast Diesel is recruited by National Security Agency honcho Samuel L. Jackson to stop a former Russian soldier out to terrorize the world with biochemical weapons. Sent to Prague, Diesel calls on his skills in motorcycling, mountain-climbing, skiboarding and more to snag his man. With Asia Argento, Marton Csokas; directed by Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious"). 124 min. English Dolby Digital 5.1, audio commentary by Cohen; featurettes; documentary; music video; deleted scenes; more.
Phantom Of The Opera(1998) VHS
One of the all-time classic suspense stories is given a lavish rendition by Eurohorror auteur Dario Argento. Julian Sands stars as the twisted-in-body-and-soul denizen of the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House, and Asia Argento is the beautiful singer who becomes his overwhelming obsession. With Andrea Di Stefano, Zoltan Barabas. 100 min.
Scarlet Diva [DVD](2000) DVD
A stylized chronicle of a young woman's descent into disillusionment, decadence and despair, Asia Argento's ("XXX") debut as writer/director/star finds her in the semi-autobiographical role of a young actress whose success is tempered by a stormy family life, graphic episodes of sex and drugs, and a globe-hopping quest for true love. With Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch and, as her mother, Argento's real-life mother, Daria Nicolodi. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; interview; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Demons 2 [DVD](1986) DVD
What begins as an ordinary birthday party in a typical urban apartment building soon becomes a nightmare when hellish creatures appear from a TV set showing a horror film. Tenants are attacked, a dog turns into a zombie canine, and director Lamberto Bava shocks and impresses with his stunning technique. Dario Argento production stars Bobby Rhodes, Asia Argento. 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary by Bava and others; theatrical trailer.
Palombella Rossa(1989) VHS
The funniest movie to ever mix water polo, amnesia and Italian Communism, writer/director/star Nanni Moretti's surrealistic farce follows a high-ranking politician who loses his memory during a water polo game and attempts to regain it...without leaving the swimming pool. With Silvio Orlando, Asia Argento. 87 min. In Italian with English subtitles.
Queen Margot [DVD](1994) DVD
Set in France during the late 16th-century conflict between the Catholics and Protestant Huguenots, this acclaimed historical drama stars Isabelle Adjani as the daughter of Queen Mother Catherine de Medici who is forced into marriage with her Protestant cousin. The union leads to conflict and, eventually, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. With Daniel Auteuil, Vincent Perez, Virna Lisi & Asia Argento. 144 min. In French with English subtitles.
The Stendhal Syndrome(1996) VHS
In Dario Argento's disturbing shocker, daughter Asia Argento is a sex crimes unit policewoman trying to track down a serial rapist in Italy. While at Florence's famed Uffizi museum, she falls victim to an illness that causes severe hallucinations. Upon recovery, she realizes that she has been raped by the man she is pursuing. With Thomas Kretschmann; music by Ennio Morricone. 101 min.
Traveling Companion(1996) VHS
Shattering Italian drama stars Asia Argento as a beautiful but unstable teen hired to look after a rich woman's senile father. Following the old man as he aimlessly travels throughout Italy, Argento learns about herself while encountering a variety of fascinating men and attempting to foil her brother's plot to kidnap her ward. Michel Piccoli, Lino Capolicchio co-star. 104 min. In Italian with English subtitles.
New Rose Hotel(1998) VHS
In this mind-bending treatment of William Gibson's cyberpunk thriller, business mercenary Christopher Walken teams with Willem Dafoe in a kidnapping scheme involving the kidnapping of a Japanese scientist. When Dafoe falls in love with the hooker they hire to seduce the scientist, their plans goes awry and their lives are endangered. Annabella Sciorra also stars in this Abel Ferrara ("King of New York") production that's loaded with weird visuals and kinky sex. Also stars Asia Argento. 93 min.
B. Monkey(1999) VHS
Romantic drama and suspenseful action are in ample supply in this thriller starring Asia Argento as B., an expert thief who tires of her life of crime and looks for normalcy with teacher/jazz D.J. Jared Harris. It isn't long, however, before B.'s need for danger--and her former partners in plunder--threaten her new life. Rupert Everett, Jonathan Rhys Meyers co-star. 92 min.