Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MARIO BAVA

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MARIO BAVA
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    MARIO BAVA
    Venus of Ille (1981) (TV)
    Beyond the Door II (1977)
    Kidnapped (1974)
    Lisa and the Devil (1973)
    Four Times That Night (1972)
    Baron Blood (1972)
    Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)
    Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970)
    Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
    Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
    Danger: Diabolik (1968)
    Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
    Knives of the Avenger (1966)
    Planet of the Vampires (1965)
    The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)
    Blood and Black Lace (1964)
    The Whip and the Body (1963)
    Black Sabbath (1963)
    The Evil Eye (1963)
    Erik the Conqueror (1961)
    Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
    The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
    Esther and the King (1960)
    Black Sunday (1960)
    Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)
    I Vampiri (1956)
    Variazioni sinfoniche (1949)
    Anfiteatro Flavio (1947)
    Legenda Sinfonica (1947)
    Santa notte (1947)
    L’ Orecchio (1946)
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    MARIO BAVA (1914 - 1980)
    Venus of Ille (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Schock (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kidnapped (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lisa and the Devil (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Four Times That Night (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Baron Blood (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Danger: Diabolik (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) [​IMG]
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Knives of the Avenger (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Gunman Called Nebraska (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Planet of the Vampires (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Road to Fort Alamo (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blood and Black Lace (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Whip and the Body (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Sabbath (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Erik the Conqueror (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Esther and the King (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Sunday (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Giant of Marathon (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Vampiri (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ulysses (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Variazioni sinfoniche (1949)
    Anfiteatro Flavio (1947)
    Legenda Sinfonica (1947)
    Santa notte (1947)
    L’ Orecchio (1946)
     
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    Venus of Ille (1981) (TV)
    Beyond the Door II (1977)
    Kidnapped (1974)
    Lisa and the Devil (1973)
    Four Times That Night (1972)
    Baron Blood (1972)
    Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)
    Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970)
    Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
    Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
    Danger: Diabolik (1968)
    Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
    Knives of the Avenger (1966)
    Planet of the Vampires (1965)
    The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)
    Blood and Black Lace (1964)
    The Whip and the Body (1963)
    Black Sabbath (1963)
    The Evil Eye (1963)
    Erik the Conqueror (1961)
    Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
    The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
    Esther and the King (1960)
    Black Sunday (1960)
    Variazioni sinfoniche (1949)
    Anfiteatro Flavio (1947)
    Legenda Sinfonica (1947)
    Santa notte (1947)
    L’ Orecchio (1946)

    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    Black Sunday (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    1)Black Sunday (1960)
    2)Danger: Diabolik (1968)
    3)Planet of the Vampires (1965)
     
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    MARIO BAVA
    Seen: 1*
    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Black Sunday (1960)

    * - I know I've seen more of these years ago, but there just part of a big blob of bad B movies that I can't recall or tell apart at this point.
     
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    1. Twitch Of The Death Nerve - A-

    2. Black Sunday - A-

    3. Lisa & the Devil - B+

    4. Black Sabbath - B

    5. Planet of the Vampires - D

    Own: 0

    Would like to see Blood and Black Lace, The Whip and the Body, Danger: Diabolik, the 70's giallo's, and maybe a sex comedy or two.

    Just checked Netflix to see if I'd seen any I couldn't remember and I hadn't, but I didn't realize Netflix had so many of his films available.
     
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    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    In order of merit:

    1.Blood and Black Lace (1964) ***1/2
    2.Rabid Dogs aka Kidnapped (1974) ***1/2
    3.The Whip and the Body (1963) ***
    4.Kill, Baby...Kill! (1966) ***
    5.Black Sunday (1960) ***
    6.Black Sabbath (1963) ***
    7.Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) ***
    8.Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) ***
    9.Danger: Diabolik (1968) ***
    10.I Vampiri (1956; replaced original director Riccardo Freda) ***
    11.The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1962) ***
    12.Planet Of The Vampires (1965) ***
    13.Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959) ***
    14.The Venus Of Ille (1978; co-directed with Lamberto Bava) (TV) ***
    15.Lisa and the Devil (1973) **1/2
    16.Baron Blood (1972) **1/2
    17.Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) **1/2
    18.Knives of the Avenger (1966) **1/2
    19.Four Times That Night (1969) **1/2
    20.The Giant of Marathon (1959; co-directed with Jacques Tourneur) **1/2
    21.Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) **1/2
    22.Erik the Conqueror (1961) **1/2
    23.The Last Of The Vikings (1960; co-directed with Giacomo Gentilomo) **
    24.Esther and the King (1960; co-directed with Raoul Walsh) **
    25.Roy Colt And Winchester Jack (1970) **
    26.Beyond the Door II (1977) *1/2
    27.Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) *1/2
    28.The House Of Exorcism (1975) BOMB

    You've missed out on several of his movies in your original list, Jim!
    Even if Bava is my favorite Euro-Cult director, I've watched most of his films only once and still need to catch up with quite a few, especially THE EVIL EYE (1962), PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965) and KILL, BABY, KILL! (1966)[​IMG]. You may say that all 3 of these, for example, are available on DVD already so there's really no need for me to hold out on them but, at least 2 of them are dubbed in English (I'm fluent in Italian so, obviously, I'd prefer to watch them in their original language) and 1 of them is only available via public domain/budget DVDs! Hopefully, those upcoming Anchor Bay remasters aren't only a rumor...
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:
    1: Lisa and the Devil (1973) *****
    2: Black Sunday (1960) ****
    3: Black Sabbath (1963) ****
    4: The Whip and the Body (1963) ***½
    5: Planet of the Vampires (1965) ***½
    6: 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970) ***½
    7: Baron Blood (1972) ***½
    8: Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) ***
    9: Danger: Diabolik (1968) ***
    10: Four Times That Night (1972) **
    11: Shock (1977) **
    12: Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) **
    13: Blood and Black Lace (1964) **
    14: Knives of the Avenger (1966) **
    15: The House Of Exorcism (1975) *
    16: Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) *
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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings
    Mario Bava
    Jul 21, 1914 - Apr 27, 1980
    Venus of Ille (1981)
    Shock (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Rabid Dogs (1974) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Lisa and the Devil (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Four Times That Night (1972) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Baron Blood (1972) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970) [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Danger: Diabolik (1968) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) [​IMG]
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Knives of the Avenger (1966) [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Ringo from Nebraska (1966)
    Planet of the Vampires (1965) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)
    Blood and Black Lace (1964) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Whip and the Body (1963) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Black Sabbath (1963) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Erik the Conqueror (1961) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
    The Last of the Vikings (1961)
    Esther and the King (1960) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Black Sunday (1960) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Giant of Marathon (1959) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)
    I Vampiri (1956) (uncredited) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ulysses (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Variazioni sinfoniche (1949)
    Anfiteatro Flavio (1947)
    Legenda Sinfonica (1947)
    Santa notte (1947)
    L'Orecchio (1946)
    Seen 21
    Own 20
     
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    Beyond the Door II (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Kidnapped (1974) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    House of Exorcism BOMB
    Lisa and the Devil (1973) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Baron Blood (1972) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) [​IMG]
    Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Planet of the Vampires (1965) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Blood and Black Lace (1964) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Black Sabbath (1963) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Black Sunday [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    "Kidnapped" is better known as RABID DOGS, which is the version I'm giving the four stars to. I haven't seen the "Kidnapped" version yet but will never year when Anchor Bay releases both of them. RD would be Bava's masterpiece IMO and one of the greatest but unseen foreign films. TWITCH would be second place and it's certainly better than all the rehash that came in the 80's.
     
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    Black Sunday (1960) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    Black Sabbath (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Baron Blood (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lisa and the Devil (1973) [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, another one I might venture into. I think I saw Lisa and the Devil a few years ago, but it melds with most of the other euro-horror flicks I've seen, which is not many. I just picked up an ultra-cheap horror DVD set (16 movies for $8) and it has Kill Baby...Kill on it, so I may be back.
     
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