The Giant Of Marathon (1959)

JACQUES TOURNEUR, BRUNO VAILATI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: La Battaglia Di Maratona Italy/France/USA, 1959. Titanus, Galatea Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Societé Cinématographique Lyre. Story and Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati, from an idea by Alberto Barsanti, Raffaello Pacini. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Bruno…

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The White Warrior (1959)

RICCARDO FREDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Agi Murad il diavolo bianco Italy/Yugoslavia, 1959. Majestic Film, Lovcen Film. Screenplay by Gino De Santis, Ákos Tolnay, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Mario Zama. Music by Roberto Nicolosi. Production Design by Kosta Krivokapic. Costume Design by…

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Lisa And The Devil (1973)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Lisa e il diavolo 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…

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Hercules Unchained (1959)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Original title:  Ercole e la regina di Lidia Italy/France/Spain, 1959.  Galatea Film, Lux Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Urania Film.  Story by Pietro Francisci, Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Pietro Francisci, based on the play Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles and The Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced…

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5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  5 bambole per la luna d’agosto Italy, 1970.  Produzioni Atlas Consorziate.  Story and Screenplay by Mario di Nardo, based on the novel And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Antonio Rinaldi.  Produced by Luigi Alessi.  Music by Piero Umiliani.  Production Design by Giuseppe Aldrovandi.  Costume Design by Giulia…

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The Bay of Blood (1971)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Reazione a catena 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…

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Baron Blood (1972)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Euro America Produzioni Cinematografiche, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story and Screenplay by Vincent Fotre, adapted for the screen by William A. Bairn.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Alfredo Leone.  Music by Les Baxter, Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Enzo Bulgarelli.  Film Editing by Carlo…

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Black Sabbath (1963)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/France/USA, 1963.  Original title:  I Tre Volti Della Paura Emmepi Cinematografica, Galatea Film, Alta Vista Film Production, Alta Vista Productions, Societé Cinématographique Lyre.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato, based on the stories by Ivan Chekhov, F.G. Snyder, and the novel by Aleksei Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Terzano.  Produced by…

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Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Il Rosso Segno Della Follia Alternate title:  Blood Brides Italy/Spain, 1970.  Pan Latina Films, Mercury Films, Películas Ibarra y Cía., Manuel Caño Sanciriaco.  Screenplay by Santiago Moncada.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Manuel Cano.  Music by Sante Maria Romitelli.  Production Design by Giulia Mafai.  Costume Design by Montserrat Riba Vidal, Jose Maria Tresserra.  Film…

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Hercules (1958)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Le Fatiche di Ercole Italy/Spain, 1958.  Embassy Pictures, Galatea Film, O.S.C.A.R., Urania Film.  Screenplay by Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini, Gaio Frattini, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, adaptation by Pietro Francisci, based on the poem The Argonautica by Apollonios Rhodios.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Federico Teti.  Music by Enzo Masetti.  Production Design…

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Planet Of The Vampires (1965)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Terrore Nello Spazio Spain/Italy, 1965.  Castilla Cooperativa Cinematográfica, Italian International Film.  Story by Ib Melchior, Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, Rafael J. Salvia, English version by Louis M. Heyward, Ib Melchior, based on the story One Night Of 21 Hours by Renato Pestriniero.  Cinematography…

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Esther And The King (1960)

RAOUL WALSH, MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1960.  Galatea Film, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Raoul Walsh, Michael Elkins.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Raoul Walsh.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Roberto Nicolosi.  Production Design by Giorgio Giovannini.  Costume Design by Anna Maria Feo.  Film Editing by Jerry Webb. Highly enjoyable Biblical epic that does a dramatically impressive job of…

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