Monday, July 13, 2020

By the Gods!

Lucianno Pollentin, Cameron Mitchell, and Elissa Pichelli in KNIVES OF THE AVENGER (1966)

A late entry in the PEPLUM genre, this Mario Bava movie is more drama than action-adventure or fantasy. I don't have any issue with this but for those Bava fans out there looking for his usual colourful camera work will be disappointed as it's one of the most straight-forward movies Bava ever made. I finally got the HD version of this, in English, so I'll be watching it soon enough. Previous versions were only available in Italian. This is one of a handful of Viking movies Cameron Mitchell made in the 1960s. The image quality of the HD version is excellent (as seen in this screenshot) but the English audio is weak and tinny. 


orsh549 said...

I saw this movie on Amazon Prime last year and I'm sure that it was widescreen. I liked this movie because it reminded me of the spaghetti western which I am a very big fan of. Different type of Bava but I think very well done film.

PEPLUM TV said...

The official DVD release from Image Entertainment was in Italian and English subs.