Thursday, January 29, 2009
Streeting January 27, 2009 (which means it's technically out now), DOOR INTO DARKNESS is the first American release of Dario Argento's 1973 4-episode TV series for RAI television. Each episode lasts between 54 and 61 minutes. A vintage documentary on Argento, directed by Luigi Cozzi and clocking in at 83 minutes, is included. The MYA release contains two discs. The series was made when Argento was still in the midst of his impacting "animal trilogy." I've never seen these episodes, so I'm very much looking forward to viewing them.
Here is an in-depth review from 2004 of the German DVD release of this title. Beware, though, some spoilers.
Posted by Mirek at 4:12 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
There's considerable cyber-converse on horror/euro-cult message boards about Mya Communication, a new DVD company that is putting out Italian film product, to include long-awaited classics like Dario Argento's FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET. No one knows exactly who is behind this new company, but the supposition is that it is someone who was associated with NoShame, a company that used to release Italian films on DVD here in the States before it disappeared, while still remaining active in Italy. Curiously, Mya Communication does not have any presence on the web, so this blog is picking up the slack.
It would be best to start off by listing the films Mya has already released and is scheluded to release, with street dates.
THE BLIND WOMAN OF SORRENTO - Nov. 18, 2008
PROVOCATION - Nov. 18, 2008
THE VIRGO, THE TAURUS AND THE CAPRICORN - Nov. 18, 2008
THE INVETERATE BACHELOR - Jan. 27, 2009
THE MANIACS - Jan. 27, 2009
BREAD, LOVE AND DREAMS - Jan. 27, 2009
DARIO ARGENTO'S DOOR INTO DARKNESS - Jan. 27, 2009
FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET - Feb. 24, 2009
A POLICEWOMAN IN NEW YORK - Feb. 24, 2009
SCORPION WITH TWO TAILS - Feb. 24, 2009
FATTY GIRL GOES TO NEW YORK - March 31, 2009
TOP GIRL - March 31, 2009
CRAVING DESIRE - April 28, 2009
PASSION - April 28, 2009
THE REVENGE OF THE CRUSADER - April 28, 2009
As one can see, this is a very healthy release schedule. Surprisingly so.
Posted by Mirek at 8:09 PM