Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Here is the cover art for the upcoming American DVD of Dario Argento's controversial Mother Of Tears. I have had a lot of folks email or comment asking me why I haven't posted on this film yet and the reason is because I haven't seen it. I haven't been able to afford an import of it and have resisted downloading what might be an inferior copy. I was hoping it would play at a theater within driving distance but that unfortunately didn't happen.
As an enthusiastic supporter and lover of late period Argento I am extremely curious to see what I will think of the film as I know it has divided his fans perhaps unlike any other. Ironically the film has received some surprising support from publications that typically don't like Argento's films ranging from Film Comment to Variety to The New York and Los Angeles Times.
No matter what I end up thinking of it, I am glad to see a new Argento film hitting DVD here apparently uncut and with some extras (the DVD reportedly has a documentary as well as an interview with Dario). It streets in September, just before the time of the season when I find myself gravitating towards Argento's films more and more.