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Bava, Mario 1914-1980

Overview
Works: 230 works in 479 publications in 6 languages and 2,457 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Editor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer, Illustrator, Photographer, Performer, Author of dialog, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Mario Bava, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mario Bava
The mask of Satan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman executed as a witch by the Inquisition returns from the grave to seek gruesome revenge on the descendants of those who caused her death
I tre volti della paura Black Sabbath ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Italian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three tales of terror hosted by Boris Karloff: The telephone: A prostitute is threatened by the pimp she helped send to prison. The wurdalak: A returning patriarch to an Eastern European family may be a Wurdalak--a vampire who thirsts for the blood of his loved ones. A drop of water: A nurse steals a diamond ring from the finger of a dead clairvoyant, and is haunted that night by the woman's ghost
Danger, Diabolik ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik (John Phillip Law) can t get enough of life s good - or glittery - things. Not when there are currency shipments to steal from under the noses of snooty government officials and priceless jewels to lift from the boudoirs of the super rich. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe s popular Diabolikcomics. He clambers up walls, zaps a press conference with Exhilaration Gas, smacks a confession out of a crime lord while freefalling with him from an airplane, and pulls off the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot. Impossible? No, diabolical- Danger: Diabolik, to be exact!"--Container
Lisa and the Devil the house of exorcism / screenplay by Alberto Cittini, Alfred Leone ; directed by Mickey Lion ; produced by Alfred Leone ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds shelter in an old mansion. Soon, she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre
Baron Blood by Mario Bava ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raised from the grave by an incantation, the evil Baron Blood renews his reign of terror
Blood and black lace ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beautiful bodies of the models at Contessa Christina's fashion salon are usually covered with elegant, exclusive designs. Isabella's body is covered with blood. As inspector Silvester tries to uncloak the killer, he finds the design of the murder to be complex and stitched with mystery
La ragazza che sapeva troppo The girl who knew too much ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Italian and Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nora Davis visits Rome only to find herself enmeshed in a mystery involving a serial murderer
Hatchet for the honeymoon ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italian horror master Mario Bava's most personal film. John Harrington and his wife Mildred run an exclusive Paris fashion salon devoted to wedding apparel for women. Unknown to all but himself, John has embarked on a spree of homicides, killing young brides on their wedding nights because, with each murder, his memory comes closer to revealing the traumatic event that branded him a dangerous psychotic. Fed up with his wife (who's no newlywed), John gets rid of her the only way he can, by presiding over her murder while wearing a wedding veil himself! But Mildred's ghost has no intention of letting him forget his vow: Till Death Do Us Part!
Planet of the vampires ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science-fantasy of a spaceship looking for missing comrades on a mystery planet where a strange power controls their minds
Bay of blood by Mario Bava ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a group of teenagers stumble upon an apparently deserted resort they find much more than they bargained for
Operazione paura Kill, baby, kill ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dr. Eswai performs an autopsy on the body of a woman in a small Italian village, it is revealed that this woman and others have been killed by the ghost of a young girl
I coltelli del vendicatore Knives of the avenger ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Described as an Italian Viking film, or a Viking Western, this is a story of revenge, power, survival, and family ties
The giant of Marathon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve Reeves stars as Philippides, a brave Marathoner, who uses his muscles to save Greece from the invading Persians
The whip and the body ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nevenka's ex-lover, who is her husband's brother, Kurt, has come back to claim her and he does so by engaging in a forbidden rendezvous. The next day Kurt is found dead, but his ghost comes back to haunt all those who live in the mansion, and to continue his love affair with Nevenka"--Container
La maschera del demonio Black Sunday ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman executed as a witch by the Inquisition returns from the grave to seek gruesome revenge on the descendants of those who caused her death
Black Sunday ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adultress tortured by the Inquisition returns from the grave to massacre her clan's survivors
Roy Colt & Winchester Jack ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other"--IMDb
Black Sunday The mask of Satan by Mario Bava ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful witch is put to death by the Inquisition but returns from the grave to seek revenge her clan's survivors
Bava ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operazione paura: The hallucinatory tale of a remote village tormented by the specter of a dead little girl
Kidnapped ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a botched robbery, three vicious criminals hijack a car and take hostages, becoming increasingly violent in their desperation
 
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Alternative Names
Foam, John, 1914-1980
Foam, Marie, 1914-1980
Hold, John, 1914-1980
Hold, John M. 1914-1980
Lion, Mickey, 1914-1980
Mario Bava
Old, John
Old, John 1914-1980
Old, John M., 1914-1980
Languages
English (119)
Italian (36)
French (18)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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