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Knives of the Avenger (1966)

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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.

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Cast

Cameron Mitchell
as Rurik/Helmut
Amedeo Trilli
as Viking King
Renato Terra
as Hagen's Henchman
Sergio Cortona
as Hagen's Henchman
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Critic Reviews for Knives of the Avenger

All Critics (4)

A pure and simple, viking-themed, western. [Full review in Spanish]

August 23, 2016 | Full Review…
Blog de cine

Has some appeal in its earnest story.

May 5, 2013 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

Grand Viking opera

February 14, 2010 | Full Review…
CinePassion

The colossally incompetent vibe will undoubtedly turn off all but the most ardent Bava follower...

February 6, 2008 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Knives of the Avenger

½

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!

Stephen M
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

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.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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