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They’re back!

So we finally got back on track with the Bava film fest. I was woefully underprepared but remembered a little of what I had blogged about before. And we tried, with a couple false starts, a different recording method. I’m … Continue reading

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Radio Bava

A while back I was looking through Youtube to see if anyone had done a fan video mash up of Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath and Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath from the Black Sabbath album. I couldn’t find one – maybe it’s too obvious. Then … Continue reading

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Must love dolls

You know who’s a good friend to dolls? It’s Mr. Leandro. Here he taking care of one that met with some sort of accident. He has a friendly smile, don’t you think? Who wouldn’t want to be friends with him? … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A few weeks ago I came across this poster for Le Criminel, the French release of Orson Welles’ The Stranger, and apparently featuring Welles as the Incredible Hulk. I wondered how that (the title, not the Hulk) made the French … Continue reading

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Escape from the Planet of the Vampires

What do you know? Not only is there an opera, but there was also a comic book Planet of the Vampires back in the 70s! As if Bava had a whole multimedia empire! Except the comic appears to be more of … Continue reading

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Space opera

I think I first heard the term space opera used in describing Star Wars, and I’m pretty sure it was used in an unflattering sense – as a play on soap opera. Some sci-fi geeks looked down on George Lucas’ film … Continue reading

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Lovecraft and Corman and Bava, oh my!

Lucas writes that Bava wanted to follow up Black Sabbath with an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, ideally The Dunwich Horror. AIP had started a Lovecraft series with Roger Corman’s The Haunted Palace. AIP presented this as one of Corman’s Poe films, … Continue reading

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Getting the axe

I heard through Twitter yesterday that Netflix streaming was losing 1800 films as of today. The linked article links to a list of what’s going, and a quick glance found both Black Sabbath and Blood and Black Lace, which had … Continue reading

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What is this that stands before me?

Black Sabbath, more properly titled I tre volti della paura (The three faces of fear), is out of chronological order in our BavaFest, but perhaps that is fitting. The AIP version, which was streaming on Netflix last week, has the … Continue reading

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This movie was brought to you by the color Red.

Since Blood and Black Lace wasn’t available through Netflix streaming, I put it in my queue. I found it was on Youtube in the meantime, but neglected to change the queue. So I watched the DVD with commentary by Tim Lucas … Continue reading

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