Directors :- Mario Bava Collection.

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Films i own from the Italian Maestro. (work in progress) #4 to go

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1. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Arianna Gorini

Votes: 8,132

2. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,289

Uncredited but directed a few scenes so this is included.

3. Hercules (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 1,700 | Gross: $10.90M

Same as Ulysses.

4. Hercules Unchained (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,823 | Gross: $5.45M

5. The Day the Sky Exploded (1958)

Not Rated | 82 min | Sci-Fi

Scientists discover that a group of meteors are hurtling on a collison course with Earth, and if they hit, the planet will be destroyed.

Directors: Paolo Heusch, Mario Bava | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Madeleine Fischer, Fiorella Mari, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 564

6. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth -... See full summary »

Directors: Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava | Stars: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 1,099

7. The Giant of Marathon (1959)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, Bruno Vailati, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni, Alberto Lupo

Votes: 746

8. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 12,747

9. The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

93 min | Fantasy

A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

Directors: Mario Bava, Henry Levin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Noëlle Adam, Vittorio De Sica, Aldo Fabrizi

Votes: 257

10. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,552

11. Erik the Conqueror (1961)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Two estranged brothers confront each other as rivals when war breaks out between Britain and the Vikings for control of England.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler, George Ardisson

Votes: 651

12. Black Sabbath (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

82 Metascore

Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a vampire-like monster who preys on his family, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 9,640

13. The Whip and the Body (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Romance

The ghost of a sadistic nobleman attempts to rekindle his romance with his terrorized, masochistic ex-lover, who is unwillingly affianced to his brother.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 3,123

14. Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi

Votes: 4,982 | Gross: $0.25M

15. Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)

GP | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting a coroner and a medical student to uncover her secrets while a witch attempts to protect the villagers.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Piero Lulli

Votes: 5,476

16. Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 5,465

17. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Not Rated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross

Votes: 2,481

18. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 8,602

19. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 3,057

20. The Road to Fort Alamo (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Western

A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who disguise themselves as soldiers and who take the paper to a bank.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Ken Clark, Jany Clair, Michel Lemoine, Andreina Paul

Votes: 219

21. Knives of the Avenger (1966)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure

A mysterious, knife-throwing Viking warrior protects a young peasant woman and her son from the clutches of a evil regent bent on claiming the title of King and the woman for himself.

Directors: Mario Bava, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Luciano Pollentin

Votes: 753

22. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Disgraced SIC agent Bill Dexter teams up with bumbling doormen Franco and Ciccio to stop Dr. Goldfoot from using his bikini-clad robot girls to blow up high-ranking NATO generals, igniting a war between Russia and America.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia

Votes: 1,047

Italian version

23. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A cleaver-wielding bridal designer murders various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma concerning the death of his mother.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, Jesús Puente

Votes: 3,093

24. Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

A tourist spends the night in a derelict Spanish villa seemingly held in the supernatural grip of an eccentric butler, who resembles a depiction of the Devil she had seen on an ancient fresco.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano

Votes: 3,746

Dreamlike and very open to interpretation. Sumptuous and would make a fine companion piece to Argento's 'Suspiria'.

25. Rabid Dogs (1974)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,968

26. Shock (1977)

R | 93 min | Horror

A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr., Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 3,094

27. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington on Dynasty (1981), Dame Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 575

28. Lust of the Vampire (1957)

82 min | Horror

A mad scientist captures young women and drains their blood, in order to keep alive an ancient, evil duchess.

Directors: Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava | Stars: Gianna Maria Canale, Carlo D'Angelo, Dario Michaelis, Wandisa Guida

Votes: 1,367

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29. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: John Saxon, Letícia Román, Valentina Cortese, Titti Tomaino

Votes: 3,617

30. Savage Gringo (1966)

82 min | Action, Western

A drifter helps a ranch couple fend off the approaches of a ruthless landowner.

Directors: Antonio Román, Mario Bava | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvonne Bastien, Piero Lulli, Howard Ross

Votes: 159

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31. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Western

Two gunmen, a Native American con-woman and a priest-turned-crime lord alternate between fighting and aiding each other over obtaining a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Brett Halsey, Marilù Tolo, Charles Southwood, Teodoro Corrà

Votes: 465

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32. Four Times That Night (1971)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

A night of attempted seduction is recalled from the perspectives of the woman, the man, a lecherous doorman and a psychoanalyst.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daniela Giordano, Brett Halsey, Dick Randall, Valeria Sabel

Votes: 703

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33. The House of Exorcism (1975)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

In this re-edit of Lisa and the Devil (1973), a troubled priest attempts to exorcise the soul of an American tourist who has been possessed by the Devil after witnessing supernatural events at a Spanish villa.

Directors: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone | Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano

Votes: 489

Only added for completionism's sake. This truly is an awful bastardization of Bava's eloquent 'Lisa and the Devil'. Kudos to Elkie Sommers for being game and hamming up the Linda Blair portrayal though.



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