Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VIA TOKYO SCUM: UMEZU MEETS ARGENTO!

Many thanks to the Tokyo Scum Brigade for posting this gem of a video clip. Here we have a clip from a travel special in 1994 where Kazuo Umezu goes to Rome and meets SFX artist Sergio Stivaletti, and gets a guided tour of the horror shop/museum Profondo Ross by its owner, director Dario Argento!

For more details and a link to the complete TV show, please check out their recent post.



What a strange but perfect team-up, huh? I never really realized how much Argento looks like a child murdering undertaker... pretty awesome! Also, Umezz's coat is something to behold. Thanks to the TSB for uploading it!

6 comments:

Joseph Luster said...

Man, it's my two favorite worlds colliding in the best way possible.

ryan said...

I know, right? It's sorta a toss-up over which would make me geek out harder.

No wait, it would be Umezu :)

On Tokyo Scum, the guys were talking about the idea of Argento directing an adaptation of Baptism. Can you imagine?

Brendan said...

That was a sweet video :). Shame the other parts are unsubbed.

Argento looks kinda like Poe imo?

mxxbock said...

i love how umezu contrast with argento
umezu is still a kid,a happy kid and argento is this dark guy who has horror writed all over his face

thanks same hat for this video

and thanks for the postcard!!!

ryan said...

@Brendan: Yeah, I agree! I was expecting a different-looking guy for some reason. I guess you can kinda see his daughter Asia in his eyes? A little bit?

@mxxbock: Totally. Argento seems really strange, but in a way that i totally expected; whereas, Umezu is such a funny and joyful guy. The contrast is awesome, especially in that they both seem to really like each other :)

calimero said...

Argento is an asshole, he support Lazio team and he's running an extremely expensive shop. I hate the guys behind that shop, they used to joke me when i was a kid.
FORZA ROMA!