Myriad Pictures and The Weinstein Company are uniting to handle the North American distribution for mother of tears. Contrary to previous reports coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Anchor Bay is not involved.
"Hi Nick, just before the Film4 FrightFest madness takes me over I wanted to tell you a few things. Most importantly, I've had more calls from people who have now seen mother of tears telling me how wonderful it is and how it does indeed exert the 'strange power' of suspiria. This augurs very well for its Toronto debut and I think us fans will have a great deal to celebrate in the trilogy's conclusion. We might have been waiting a long time but early reports suggest it has been worth it.
Secondly, look for director Jason Reitman's new movie 'juno'. Reitman directed the indie hit 'thank you for smoking' last year and 'juno' could well be this year's 'little miss sunshine' breakout movie. The reason I'm alerting you to it is for one main sequence in the unplanned pregnancy comedy. Jason Bateman takes Jennifer Garner home to watch his dvd collection of Herschell Gordon Lewis cult horror movies. He proclaims Lewis a master. But Garner says rubbish, everyone knows Dario Argento is god. There then ensues an argument over the merits of each which will have Argento fans clutching themselves in glee.
Lastly I've done a major Argento retrospective geared around MOT in the glossy magazine Wonder Land, published October. Editor Ben Cobb (writer of the new Alejandro Jodorowsky book) asked me to put my own personal point of view on his work which I must say I enjoyed doing immensely. Now it's all eyes on the Toronto MOT reviews....who knows it could be the first Argento film in decades to actually get a proper worldwide theatrical release."
posted on 23 Aug 2007 by Nick
italian inferno dvd
inferno is scheduled to get a dvd release in italy on october 10th. It will be anamorphic, dolby 2.0 and italian language with a hideous cover! No english subtitles are included.
posted on 02 Aug 2007 by Nick
MOT premiere date
the date for the premiere is over at the toronto international film festival blog along with more info.
(pronounced 'djallo, plural gialli) is an italian 20th century genre of literature and film, which in italian indicates crime fiction and mystery. In the English language, however, it is used in a broader meaning that is closer to the french fantastique genre, including elements of horror fiction and eroticism.
The word giallo is Italian for "yellow" and stems from the origin of the genre as a series of cheap paperback novels with trademark yellow covers.