Mario Bava

  • Kill, Baby… Kill! (Operazione paura,1966)

    In my last review, we took a look at Sergio Martino’s The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975), a solid “mash-up” of two Italian film genres, “giallo” and “poliziotteschi.” Today we’re going to take a look at a standout in Italian gothic horror, written and directed by one of its...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 10/10/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti : It’s a solid release week, and any number of titles could have taken the top spot.  However, the film I’m most interested in revisiting is this delightful late-period romantic comedy from maestro Billy...
  • KL Studio Classics Halloween Sale

    Greetings, mavens of the macabre, Kino Lorber has just announced a Halloween sale on their scariest Studio Classics titles (with a few Redemption and Raro Video discs mixed in).  The sale features 111 separate films, including 45 Blu-rays priced under $10! Plus, shipping is free in the U.S. on...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seven Beauties (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 9/12/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The best of a solid release week is Lina Wertmüller’s masterpiece of dark comedy Seven Beauties .  The incredibly expressive Giancarlo Giannini stars as a weak, cowardly, small-time Italian hood who will do whatever it...
  • Erik the Conqueror (Gli invasori, 1961)

    On the whole, I’m not a fan of sword and shield pictures.  I find the clashing of metal against metal to be fairly tiresome, I have trouble following the rather arbitrary distribution of royal titles, and a flaming arrow leaves me cold.  Yet, I loved Erik the Conqueror (1961)....
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Man With Two Brains (Warner Archive)

    For the release week of 8/29/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Man with Two Brains : Steve Martin’s best collaboration with director Carl Reiner is the story of a man who falls in love with a woman for her brain rather than her body.  Unfortunately,...
  • Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark

    Rather than bury the headline — This book is amazing, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tim Lucas, the writer and publisher, is allowing cinephiles a limited-time opportunity to read the digital edition FREE online through the end of the month. Read it for free here (expires 8/31/17): Free View HTML-5...
  • Roy Colt and Winchester Jack on Blu-ray 10/10

    Kino Lorber has dated and detailed their Blu-ray release of the Mario Bava-directed Euro-Western Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970).  While this is considered a minor movie in Bava’s filmography, any Bava film and any Spaghetti Western will be a welcome addition to my video collection.  The disc is scheduled...
  • Kino Lorber Upcoming Round-up

    Here’s a quick overview of what’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Kino Classics, and Redemption in upcoming months.  Quite a bounty, if you ask me: KLSC Coming Soon: 9/5 They Shoot Horses Don’t They | The Birthday Party 9/12 Custer of the West | Krakatoa, East of...
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