Sunday, August 02, 2009
Stuff: Dario trio.
S'up, Screamers and Screamettes?
Quick news bit: The newest calendars for the Brooklyn Academy of Music's cinema have come out and horror fans might want take a gander at the first week in September. Starting on Friday, September 4, BAMcinématek is running what they're calling a "mini-retro" of Italio-horror master Dario Argento.
Friday, there will be two showings of his 1971 thriller 4 Flies on Grey Velvet. Then, on Saturday, there are three showings of the magnificent Suspiria. Finally, Sunday afternoon and evening, there are two showings of the second flick in the "Three Mother's" trilogy, the utterly inexplicable Inferno.
While Inferno is barely worth the celluloid it's printed on, the opportunity to see Suspiria on the big screen makes this a notable event for Brooklyn horror fanciers.
I'll probably be giving 4 Flies a pass too, but Dario-philes might find reason to make time. Long considered a "lost" film due to its unavailability on Region 1 DVD, an uncut and remastered version of 4 Flies has been making the rounds since Mya Communication Company issued there admirable R1 DVD in February. I can't imagine there will be tons of opportunities to see it on the big screen.