Mario Bava reviews…

Yep its finally here, Mario Bava reviews all round:

Black Sunday (1960)

Bava’s directoral debut is a well directed and very scary film, although the plot is a little creaky. A decent E-M-S R2 DVD.

Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

A pretty average peplum storyline is boosted by some strong direction and a good cast, including Christopher Lee. Entertaining. A good looking Fantoma/Image R1 DVD.

The Whip and the Body (1963)

Often plugged as Bava’s best horror film, his direction and subtle visual nuances are over-shadowed by a very poor plot. A decent looking E-M-S R2 DVD.

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

With a well written storyline, a perfect Morricone score, Bava’s direction pushes this film into a true visual comic-book experience. Decent looking Paramount R1 DVD

Baron Blood (1972)

A return to gothic horror with a rather generic story, loads of missed opportunities and uninspired direction. Decent looking E-M-S R2 DVD.

Stay tuned for Werner Herzog reviews next week… and don’t forget to e-mail with any theme or review suggestions.

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