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I Coltelli del vendicatore (Bladestorm)(Knives of the Avenger)(Viking Massacre)

I Coltelli del vendicatore (Bladestorm)(Knives of the Avenger)(Viking Massacre) (1966)

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Release Date: May 30, 1966 Wide

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An army of merciless Vikings invade unsuspecting towns, leaving murder and mayhem in their wake. It is up to local residents to band together in an attempt to fight off the mauraders. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Apr 12, 2005

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All Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (1)

Has some appeal in its earnest story.

May 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Grand Viking opera

February 14, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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The colossally incompetent vibe will undoubtedly turn off all but the most ardent Bava follower...

February 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for I Coltelli del vendicatore (Bladestorm)(Knives of the Avenger)(Viking Massacre)

Very minor Mario Bava. It's basically an old-fashioned western revenge plot re-imagined as a Viking adventure. It's remarkable only for the unusual relationships of the central characters; a Hollywood movie of the same era would certainly not expect us to sympathise with a rapist!
October 15, 2007
harrycaul

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I wasn't blown away by Knives of the Avenger but it picked up for the last act. A majority of the action took place outdoors, which doesn't lend well for Bava's signature lighting. Still, it's a lot better than Bava's later work, but don't knock yourself out looking for an out of print copy. Although, the flashback scene seemed to be the basis for half of Terry Gilliam's work.
July 31, 2007
mjgildea

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