Knives of the Avenger
|The Knives of the Avenger|
|Directed by||Mario Bava|
|Edited by||Otello Clangeli|
|Music by||Marcello Giombini|
Knives of the Avenger (Italian: I coltelli del vendicatore) is 1966 Italian film directed by Mario Bava. Bava entered production when it was already falling apart and re-wrote and shot the film in six days. It was credited to fictitious director John Hold.
Knives of the Avenger was a troubled production originally directed by Leopoldo Savona. Mario Bava entered into the production to complete it, rewriting and reshooting the film and finishing the production in six days. Film historian Tim Lucas described Knives of the Avenger as a remake of the film Shane in a Viking setting.
The Knives of the Avenger was released theatrically in Italy on 30 May 1966. It received a theatrical release in the United States in January 1968. Knives of the Avenger was released on DVD by Image Entertainment on 26 June 2001.
"Byro." of Variety declared the film "a real surprise: a beautifully designed and exciting Viking tale from pseudonymous Mario Bava. Only subject and cast make this a programmer - but it's a top one."
- Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 104.
- Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 105.
- Lucas, Tim. Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:5:11. FCD1573.
- "Knives of the Avenger". AllMovie. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Variety's Film Reviews 1964-1967. Vol. 11. R. R. Bowker. 1983. There are no page numbers in this book. This entry is found under the header "December 20, 1967". ISBN 0-8352-2790-1.
- Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476662916.
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