Friday, 1 February 2008


This month sees the release of Dario Argento's LA TERZA MADRE (THE THIRD MOTHER) on Italian DVD. I've tried to avoid all publicity, as I prefer to finally get to view this film with the bare minimum of knowledge regarding its plot and also any feedback from Argento's army of fans and critics. While I found THE STENDHAL SYNDROME to be quite brilliant in places, I'd have to go back to OPERA for what I believe to be his last great film. I'd love to think that LA TERZA MADRE will be a fitting end to his 'Three Mothers' trilogy, and look forward to viewing it. In the meantime, I'll be interested to see the results of this poll so please take time to vote if you're a fan.


  1. Great poll...I am doing a Romero one this week and left a note on yours in my post about it. I actually voted for Stendhal as it might not be the best, but it is among the most brilliant and brave. I will look forward to the results...

  2. Hey! I can't vote for The Five Days of Milan! Not that I suppose I would have, but still...

  3. Thanks, Jeremy. I cast my vote on your Romero poll and am sure this poll will prove extremely popular. You're right about STENDHAL, and I'll be reviewing this soon as a tie-in with a peice on an Argento interview I caught at London's NFT which directly followed the UK prem of this film.
    Good to hear from you, Neil. I should have included MILAN just in case there was someone out there... wonder if PHANTOM will get a vote?