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Bava, Mario Movie Posters

Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Bava, Mario Movie Posters


Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Mario Bava vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

Mario Bava was an Italian filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematographer and special effects artist, who was frequently referred to as the “Master of the Macabre” and the “Master of Italian Horror”. His inexpensive low-budget genre films are known for their distinctive visual flair and stylish technical ingenuity. They also feature recurring themes and imagery concerning the conflict between illusion and reality and the destructive capacity of human nature.

Mario Bava was born in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy, on July 31st, 1914. His father, Eugenio Bava, was a sculptor who also worked as a cameraman and a special effects photographer in the Italian silent movie industry. The young Bava followed his father’s footsteps into the film industry, and he eventually earned a reputation as one of Italy’s foremost cameramen. He also provided the special effects for films, such as Hercules in 1958 and its sequel Hercules Unchained in 1959. During the late 1950s, his directing career began when he relied on completing projects begun by, or credited to, his colleague Riccardo Freda and other filmmakers, like I Vampiri, the first Italian horror film of the sound era, in 1957, and The Day the Sky Exploded, the first Italian science fiction film, in 1958.

Even though most of his works as a director failed to achieve major commercial success upon release, many of them found acclaim as cult classics and the production values favorably compared to the works of Alfred Hitchcock. Several of his works have been noted for their revolutionary impact on their respective genres, like Back Sunday. His debut as a director was the forerunner of the Italian gothic horror film cycle; The Girl Who Knew Too Much is considered to be the first Giallo film, and Four Times That Night was an early Italian sex comedy.

Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Mario Bava movie posters include Danger: Diabolik, starring Adolfo Celi and Michel Piccoli. Our Mario Bava poster collection also includes a rare, massive Italian poster for Hercules In The Haunted World (Ercole Al Centro Della Terra) film. 

Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.