Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (1973)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/West Germany/Spain/USA, 1973.  Leone International.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone.  Cinematography by Cecilio Paniagua.  Produced by Alfredo Leone.  Music by Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Nedo Azzini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali.   Elke Sommer is terrific as a tourist visiting Spain who is distracted from her walking tour after seeing a fresco depicting the…

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The Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena) (1971)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1971.  Nuova Linea Cinematografica.  Story by Dardano Sacchetti, Franco Barberi, Screenplay by Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, English dialogue by Gene Luotto.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali. After a wealthy older woman (Isa…

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Baron Blood (Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga)

BB.5 (out of 5) Antonio Cantafora shows up in Austria to find out more about his family background, particularly interested in the legend of his horrible ancestor known as “Baron Blood” thanks to the horrible murders he committed in his dark and mysterious castle.  That property is now a historic site curated by the beautiful Elke…

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La Cage Aux Folles

BBBB (out of 5) A gay couple who own a drag cabaret in St. Tropez are pleased when their son comes home for a visit and announces that he is soon to be married. Their delight turns to disappointment, however, when he informs them that his fiancee’s family is very conservative and wouldn’t appreciate their…

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