Knives of the Avenger (Blu-ray)

Directed by Mario Bava

Release Year: 1966
Running Time: 84
UPC: 7 38329 23447 8
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Genres: Adventure
Select a Format
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy Blu-ray
Available on digital
Only ships to US
Cast
Cameron Mitchell
Fausto Tozzi
Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Elissa Pichelli
Luciano Pollentin

Crew
Directed by Mario Bava

With Knives of the Avenger Mario Bava stepped outside of the horror genre and into the popular but short-lived Viking film. Bava crafted a barbaric revenge picture flavored with the inky darkness and splashes of color that have become the maestro’s stylistic trademark. Just as Sergio Leone used Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo as the template for his A Fistful of Dollars, Bava took inspiration from George Stevens’s Shane in fashioning this story of Helmut, a wandering soldier (Cameron Mitchell) who finds shelter in the home of a woman and child (Elissa Pichelli, Luciano Pollentin). When an assassin (Fausto Tozzi) is sent to kill the innocents, Helmut becomes their defender, fulfilling the prophecy foretold by a witch-like psychic.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark | English main title sequence | Alternate English dialogue track | Theatrical trailer | Mario Bava trailer gallery


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 4:25pm
RT' @joe_dante':' @charliehillart6' on THE QUEEN OF SPADES - an elegant shocker out now from' @KinoLorber' ' https://t.co/UrQXdMElHB'' https://t.c…'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 4:25pm
RT' @MovingImageNYC': "Serious fans will welcome a chance to see this deadpan experiment theatrically..." -' @THR' Previously unreleased in t…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 3:00pm
Congratulations to our friends at' @MoMAFilm' on their grand reopening! Thrilled that one of their first programs inc…' https://t.co/Z9yRwPPAqe'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 1:12pm
RT' @QuadCinema': #coatgoals Tickets are now on sale for SYNONYMS, Nadav Lapid's intensely kinetic exploration of identity and nationalism. O…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 1:02pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming January 7th! Dr. Cyclops • Brand New 4K Master • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith • TR…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 12:55pm
In honor of our announcement of JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959), what's the best jazz concert film of all time?
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 12:42pm
RT' @MovingImageNYC': Awarded the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1989, Hungarian trailblazer Ildikó Enyedi’s luminous fairy tale, MY TWENTIETH CENT…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 12:31pm
The movie everyone's talking about... in 3-D! Out today on Blu-ray:' https://t.co/Xw5KWkVUlq'' https://t.co/k4Ef3iqo39'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 11:48am
RT' @FilmLinc': Nadav Lapid's Golden Bear winner and' @TheNYFF' selection SYNONYMS opens this Friday! Showtimes & tickets:' https://t.co/mqy3FCF…'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 22 2019 at 11:16am
Thrilled to be releasing' @Indie_Collect's' 4K restoration of Bert Stern's JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY (1959) with…' https://t.co/zNOhckwALw'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com