Archive for Mario Bava

Ringing in the New Year :: To the Wee Hours in the Morning… (December, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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May 2016 be kindly to one and all.

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The Biggest Bash in the History of Show Business! This Was the Day the Universe Trembled! (August, 1966)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Other Points of Interest:

Review of The Big T.N.T. Show at the Brewery.

Movie poster campaign for Planet of the Vampires at the Archive.

The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) American International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Henry G. Saperstein / P: Phil Spector / AP: Jerry Goldstein / D: Larry Peerce / C: Bob Boatman / E: Eve Newman, Ronald Sinclair / M: Phil Spector / S: David McCallum, Joan Baez, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, Ray Charles

Planet of the Vampires (1965) Castilla Cooperativa Cinematográfica :: Italian International Film :: America International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Fulvio Lucisano / AP: Salvatore Billitteri / D: Mario Bava / W: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Román, Rafael J. Salvia, Louis M. Heyward, Ib Melchior, Renato Pestriniero (novel) / C: Antonio Pérez Olea, Antonio Rinaldi / E: Romana Fortini, Antonio Gimeno / M: Gino Marinuzzi Jr. / S: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi, Stelio Candelli

Drive-In Mash-Up :: Calling All Gravediggers: Dig Up a Ghoulfriend and Shovel Off for a Horrific Heart-Stopping Show! (July, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Slaves to Their Own Strange Desires! What One Won’t Do, the Other Will! (January, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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If you ever wanted to know what happened to Rhoda Penmark after The Bad Seed sprouted and hit high school, you might want to check out Maury Dexter’s Born Wild — a/k/a The Young Animals. Here, Patty McCormack plays the good girl this time, stuck in the middle of brewing racial tensions at a Arizona high school, where psychedelic rumbles are the norm, baby! As for our follow up feature, The Young, the Evil and the Savage — a/k/a Naked You Die a/k/a The Mini-Skirt Murders — we have a delightful whodunit courtesy of two of my favorite Italian filmmakers, Antonio Margheriti and Mario Bava, where an all-girl school comes down with a bad case of unknown killerittis, who’s stalking the halls, wreaking havoc, and leaving a trail of perky student-bodies in his bloody wake.

Born Wild (1968) American International / P: Maury Dexter / AP: Hank Tani / D: Maury Dexter / W: James Gordon White / C: Kenneth Peach / E: Sidney Levin / M: Les Baxter / S: Tom Nardini, Patty McCormack, Joanna Frank, David Macklin, Russ Bender

The Young, The Evil and The Savage (1968) BGA :: Super International Pictures :: Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc. :: American International / P: Virgilio De Blasi, Lawrence Woolner / D: Antonio Margheriti / W: Franco Bottari, Antonio Margheriti, Giovanni Simonelli, Mario Bava / C: Fausto Zuccoli / E: Otello Colangeli / M: Carlo Savina / S: Mark Damon, Eleonora Brown, Michael Rennie, Sally Smith, Patrizia Valturri, Luciano Pigozzi

SEE! The Glories, the Triumphs, the Conquests of the World’s Mightiest Man! (August, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Lotta gutter-balls in this post but the sheer volume of awesomeness still shines through. Fantastic ads, frenzied battle scenes, beautiful babes and a lot of butt-steak. Fun movie, too, and the only thing that would make it even better, despite it being cast adrift in public domain hell, is if someone could finally get a widescreen print of Hercules Unchained into circulation just like they finally managed to do with it’s predecessor, a fate this film truly deserves.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for Hercules Unchained at the Archive.

Hercules Unchained (1959/1960) Galatea Film :: Lux Films :: Urania Film :: Warner Bros. / EP: Ferruccio De Martino / P: Bruno Vailati / D: Pietro Francisci / W: Ennio De Concini, Pietro Francisci / C: Mario Bava / S: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez, Gabriele Antonini, Primo Carnera

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: Twice the Terror! Ten Times the Shock! (August, 1970)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: A Triple Avalanche of the Living Dead! (October, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
A ghoulish triple feature for the ages? Maybe … A triple-dip of rehashed imports? Most definitely … First up is Elio Scardamaglia’s La lama nel corpo, originally released as The Murder Clinic in 1968. The second feature is a re-titled version of Operazione paura, which I think is probably Mario Bava’s most under-appreciated film, hamstrung out of the gate by its original, nonsensical domestic release title, Kill Baby, Kill. And lastly, we have Tombs of the Blind Dead guru Amando de Ossorio’s Malenka, ironically enough billed last, here, in its initial release (circa 1973), that, I think, is worth the chance of staying up just to get a glimpse of Anita Ekberg and Rosanna Yanni.

Now the Unchained Avenger Emerges from the Raging Riots and Revels of 10000 Years Ago! (August, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for Hercules at the Archive.

Hercules (1958/1959) Galatea Film :: Embassy Pictures Corporation / P: Federico Teti :: Joseph E. Levine / D: Pietro Francisci / W: Ennio De Concini, Pietro Francisci, Gaio Frattini, Apollonios Rhodios (poem) / C: Mario Bava / E: Mario Serandrei / M: Enzo Masetti / S: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani, Gianna Maria Canale, Arturo Dominici, Luciana Paluzzi

The Boris Karloff Blogathon :: A Knight of Nightmares! (December, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

These ads were originally posted as part of the Boris Karloff Blogathon (2010), a fantastic multi-blogular effort showcasing the career of one of my favorite actors, originating at the indispensable Frankensteinia. The Blogathon has long since passed, but please feel free to click on over and check out the other entries. And for more Boris Karloff action, here’s a hot-link for all his ads posted with a lot more yet to come.

 

 

 
Black Sabbath (1963) Galatea Film :: American International / P: Salvatore Billitteri, Paolo Mercuri / D: Mario Bava / W: Marcello Fondato / C: Ubaldo Terzano E: Mario Serandrei / M: Les Baxter / S: Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Mark Damon, Susy Andersen

Commando (1962) Midega Film :: American International / P: Willy Zeyn / D: Frank Wisbar / W: Arturo Tofanelli / C: Cecilio Paniagua / E: Mario Serandrei / M: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino / S: Stewart Granger, Dorian Gray, Carlos Casaravilla, Ivo Garrani, Alfredo Mayo

The Boris Karloff Blogathon :: Drive-In Mash-Up :: Come Spend an Evening with the Master of Monsters! (July, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
These ads were originally posted as part of the Boris Karloff Blogathon (2010), a fantastic multi-blogular effort showcasing the career of one of my favorite actors, originating at the indispensable Frankensteinia. The Blogathon has long since passed, but please feel free to click on over and check out the other entries. And for more Boris Karloff action, here’s a hot-link for all his ads posted with a lot more yet to come.