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Tim Lucas' Bava Bible Arrives!







Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark! (click to see it bigger)Video Watchdog guru Tim Lucas is finally unveiling his until-now mythical tome on the work of Italian maestro Mario Bava. Bava, as you better know, was the director behind classics such as Black Sunday (aka The Mask Of Satan), Black Sabbath, Twitch Of The Death Nerve, Blood And Black Lace, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Lisa And The Devil...should I go on? Lucas has been the voice behind the extremely informative commentaries on the Bava DVD's we've seen drop over the past few years, but even those authorative pieces only hinted at the depth of knowledge and commitment Lucas has for Bava's work.

Now, Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark is finally complete, and coming in at over 1,000 pages this beast is without a doubt the be-all, end-all book on the subject of all things Bava.

Words cannot describe my sheer joy and anticipation of receiving my own copy nor the absolute gratitude I feel toward Tim Lucas and his wife, Donna, for taking this Herculean task upon themselves. For the love of Katya check these specs out:

Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark! (click to see it bigger)

  • Hardcover, clothbound, gold stamping on front and spine
  • Dimensions (in inches): 10.85w x 11.87h x 2.63d
  • Dimensions (in centimeters): 27.6w x 30.1h x 6.7d
  • Full-color French-fold laminated dust jacket
  • Full-color endpapers
  • 1,128 Glossy, full-color pages
  • Binding: Stitched, extra-reinforced, roundback
  • 12 lbs. (5.45 kgs)
  • TWELVE FUCKING POUNDS!!!

    If you pre-order before August 21st, 2007, this monolith of a book can be yours for $130 inside the USA, $160 outside the USA. After that the cost jumps up to a staggering $250. At either price this colossus is worth every red cent! There will never be, nor could there ever be, a book more detailed about the Master of the Macabre (that's Mario Bava to you pal!) So click here to order Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark right now!

    And check out this video of Tim and Donna Lucas unveiling their baby for the first time. If I haven't sold you yet, the footage will. I know I am ordering two for myself. Also, any orders for Mario Bava - All the Colors of the Dark (official site here) placed before August 21st will be signed by the author.

    - Sean Smithson

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