If you have not had the chance to see this movie - and that is a strong possibility, as the video is not in the stock of many rental outlets these days, the horrible laser was typically rotted, and t.v. broadcasts are rare - I actually envy you. You are in for a challenging movie experience. This film was directed in 1973 by Nicolas Roeg, and was based upon a short story by Daphne Du Murier. The plot concerns a man (Donald Sutherland, who is possessed of psychic abilities but who denies them), and his wife (Julie Christie), who have recently lost their young daughter in an accidental drowning. The couple travels to Venice where John is to restore ceiling tiles in a church. There they encounter a pair of blind women, one of whom is also psychic and who tries to warn the couple of impending danger even while insisting she has communicated with their dead (and according to her, happy) daughter. That is the plot, up to a point, but this film is all about style. It has been stunningly edited into a pastiche of flashbacks, psychic visions, slow motion and other time-fracturing techniques that keep us truly and completely off-balance and engrossed. The color red plays a HUGE role in the film (so let's hope the DVD transfer is superb, as I suspect it will be). Roeg's previous two films as director (PERFORMANCE and WALKABOUT) were mere dress rehearsals for this powerful, ultimately devastating film, and it will stick with you for a LONG time. You will want to watch it numerous times to make sure it doesn't cheat (it doesn't). Unlike with MEMENTO, you really can fit ALL of the pieces together after studying the film, but it's an emotional roller coaster getting there. This is an overlooked gem that I can damn near guarantee (but won't quite, since I'm not a rich man) will really rock you and leave you breathless. Buy it. Rent it. Watch it without interruptions and concentrate on it. It will reward you like few films have!