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Author and regular ‘Cinema Retro’ contributor Howard Hughes has just published a new book via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing venture. ‘Mario Bava: Destination Terror’ looks at the filmmaking career of the Italian director dubbed ‘The Father of Italian Horror’. Some of the great director’s finest films – ‘Black Sabbath’, ‘The Mask of Satan’/‘Black Sunday’, ‘Lisa and the Devil’ and ‘Baron Blood’ – have recently been given the special edition Blu-ray treatment by Arrow Films, and all his other films are currently available on DVD. ‘Mario Bava: Destination Terror’ is the first in a new series of e-books from Howard which focusses on cult film directors and genres.
The book can be downloaded from most Amazon stores, including Amazon US and Amazon UK, and can be read on any Kindle-enabled device.
Here’s the blurb:
ReKindle your Love of Great Cinema…Mario Bava: Destination Terror
Mario Bava is one of the great Italian directors and the father of Italian horror. His beautifully-photographed, artfully-crafted films are the worthy legacy of this talented director, whose work is seen at its very best in this digital age on DVD and Blu-ray, as a triumph of visual design. 'Destination Terror' tells his story.
The son of a special effects pioneer, Mario Bava began his film career as a cinematographer, before moving into directing, almost by chance. Those who worked with him maintained that he regarded himself as first and foremost a cinematographer and only secondly as a director. His horror films include the groundbreaking 'The Mask of Satan' (also known as 'Black Sunday'), the three-part demonthology 'Black Sabbath', the murderous 'Blood and Black Lace' and the archetypal bodycount thriller 'A Bay of Blood' (or 'Twitch of the Death Nerve'). He also made 'Kill, Baby...Kill!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Baron Blood ' and 'Lisa and the Devil', which ensure him a place in the pantheon of great horror film directors. But Bava worked successfully in a variety of genres, making the comic book crime caper 'Danger: Diabolik', the fantastical sword-and-sandal epic 'Hercules in the Centre of the Earth' (also called 'Hercules in the Haunted World'), Viking adventures like 'Erik the Conqueror', the sci-fi horror 'Planet of the Vampires' and sex comedies, creature features, slapstick farces and spaghetti westerns. All these films and more are featured in this entertaining guide to the King of Italian Gothic Horror. Also discussed is Bava’s output as a cinematographer and special effects artist, his uncompleted projects and made-for-TV films, and his work’s availability on DVD and videotape, including the many different versions of his films.