The Best Films Photographed By Mario Bava (except his owns)

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1.
La corona di ferro (1941)
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A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice. (83 mins.)
“ additional photography (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
2.
Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Teodora, a Roman courtesan and former slave girl, marries the Roman emperor Justinian and assumes the throne as Empress of Rome... (124 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ additional photography/special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
3.
Guardie e ladri (1951)
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Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job. (105 mins.)
 
4.
Vita da cani (1950)
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Tragicomedy telling of the trials and tribulations of a troupe of variety show artists. (108 mins.)
 
5.
The White Ship (1941)
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(77 mins.)
“ camera operator/special visual effects ” - animesoat
 
6.
Odissea (1968 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka. (109 mins.)
“ director of photography on segment "Polifemo"/director of special effect sequences/second-unit shots ” - animesoat
 
7.
Ulysses (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
“ director of photography on "Kirke" episode/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
8.
We Stole a Tram (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(91 mins.)
Director: Aldo Fabrizi
 
9.
Cose da pazzi (1954)
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Young Dalia Rossi is mistaken for a mad person and is committed to "Villa Felicità", a mental institution run by Professor Ruiz... (81 mins.)
 
10.
Sins of Casanova (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
1760 Spain provides the setting for Giacomo Casanova's romantic escapades, every woman he encounters unable to resist his disarming charm, be they single, engaged, or even married. (95 mins.)
Director: Steno
 
11.
Minnesota Clay (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
“ additional photography/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
12.
Gold for the Caesars (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A slave architect in Gaul is ordered by a Roman governor to lead an expedition, constantly under danger of attack by Celtic warriors... (98 mins.)
“ exterrior shots/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
13.
Love of a Clown - Pagliacci (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(81 mins.)
Director: Mario Costa
 
14.
Inferno (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (107 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ camera operator/lighting technician/pick-up shots/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
15.
House of Pleasure for Women (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The United States of America, after the great success of Vietnam, Watergate and so on, have decided to expand their activities in Italy... (100 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
“ additional photography (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
16.
Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria... (107 mins.)
 
17.
Nero's Mistress (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star... (88 mins.)
Director: Steno
 
18.
Attila (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself. (80 mins.)
“ additional photography/special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
19.
The Giants of Thessaly (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters... (98 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ second-unit shots/ special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
20.
The Witch's Curse (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
“ second-unit shots/special visual effects/lighting technician ” - animesoat
 
21.
Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Sam must rescue a beautiful Chinese princess from a marauding horde of warriors. (95 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ matte shots (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
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“ additional photography/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
23.
Hercules the Invincible (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon. (85 mins.)
Director: Al World
“ co-director of photography/special visual effects/film designer (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
24.
Gladiators 7 (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens... (105 mins.)
Director: Pedro Lazaga
“ second-unit photographer (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
25.
Esther and the King (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. (109 mins.)
 
26.
Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors. (101 mins.)
“ second-unit photographer (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
27.
Hercules (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole. (104 mins.)
 
28.
Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale. (98 mins.)
 
29.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption... (100 mins.)
Director: Mario Bonnard
“ second-unit photographer (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
30.
Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio. (98 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
“ second-unit photographer/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
31.
Agi Murad il diavolo bianco (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar. (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Freda
 
32.
Morgan, the Pirate (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A Welsh pirate raids up and down the Caribbean, battling the Spanish, the English and other pirates. (95 mins.)
“ additional photography/special visual effects/matte shots (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
33.
Goliath and the Vampires (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers. (89 mins.)
“ additional photography/lighting technician/film desinger (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
34.
The Thief of Baghdad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad. (100 mins.)
“ director of special effects sequences (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
35.
Perseo l'invincibile (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon. (95 mins.)
“ additional photography/matte shots (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
36.
Rome Against Rome (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies! (98 mins.)
Director: Giuseppe Vari
“ director of special effects sequences (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
37.
Moses the Lawgiver (1974 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea (360 mins.)
“ director of special effects ” - animesoat
 
38.
Atom Age Vampire (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her... (107 mins.)
“ additional photography (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
39.
Bondage Gladiator Sexy (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The god Dionysus decides to pay a visit to the city of Thebes. (100 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ additional photography/lighting technician/matte shots/special optical effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
40.
Attack of the Normans (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(79 mins.)
Director: Giuseppe Vari
“ matte shots (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
41.
The Blancheville Monster (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The beautiful young daughter of a crazed count fears that she will fall victim to the family curse - to be sacrificed to fulfill an ancient family legend. (90 mins.)
Director: Martin Herbert
“ director of special effects sequences (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
42.
S.O.S. Submarine (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During maneuvers a submarine collides with a surface vessel and drops to the ocean floor. The crew have thirty hours' worth of air to get it back to the surface. (94 mins.)
“ camera operator/special optical effects ” - animesoat
 
43.
Castle of the Banned Lovers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ additional photography/special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
44.
Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess. (90 mins.)
“ co-director of photography/special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
45.
Hercules the Avenger (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Reg Park returns to his antics of old as the man of iron in HERCULES THE AVENGER. The Son of Jove undertakes... (96 mins.)
“ special visual effects/matte shots/ lighting technician (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
46.
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An eccentric bounty hunter named Providence captures and sets free a criminal in order to collect the same bounty over and over again in different states, until they discover that a local sheriff is up to something crooked. (90 mins.)
Director: Giulio Petroni
“ director of special effects sequences (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
47.
Waterloo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
“ additional photography/matte shots (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
48.
Miss Italia (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(102 mins.)
Director: Duilio Coletti
 
49.
The Last of the Vikings (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Harald and his brother Guntar return to Norway to find their father murdered and his throne usurped. They try to take revenge on Sveno, but a traitor amongst them puts both brother's lives at risk. (103 mins.)
“ co-director of photography/special visual effects (uncredited) ” - animesoat
 
50.
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
“ co-director of photography/special visual effects/film designer (uncredited) ” - animesoat