Monday, December 03, 2007

'Tis the Season to Buy Bava

Here you see a piece of original artwork that adorned a Christmas card sent to us years ago by VW reader Sam Moyer, picturing Mario Bava himself as Father Christmas. I loved it so much that I adopted it as my personal avatar for my seasonal postings on the Classic Horror Films Board for a few years.

I'm using it here as a reminder to all of you that MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK truly is the ideal holiday gift -- a DVD box set can be used up in less than a week, but the Bava book is a gift that keeps on giving. Indeed, if you buy the horror fan in your life a copy of the Bava book, you really don't need anything else under the tree; in fact, it may also cover their next birthday, as well. And it's not just me who makes this claim.

Matthew Kiernan has added MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK as a coveted Holiday Gift item on his AMC Blog.

The Bava Book also gets an "ultimate stocking stuffer" endorsement from the December 07 edition of Chiller Wickedpedia.

I also want to publicly thank Scooter McCrae for his more-than-enthusiastic review of the Bava book, which appears in the current issue of FANGORIA (#269). He calls it "a work of art... a paradigm shift into an enlightening new era demonstrating where an overcrowded literary genre should strive to go" and "an essential purchase." It's great to receive such positive comments, but they're especially meaningful coming from a filmmaker.

Lastly, a webcam update. We'd still like to post the webcam Bava conference from Trieste, but Donna and I are presently swamped with work as we strive to put together three issues of VW before the holidays. Too much to do at present to try to sort out the technology, but we haven't given up. We'll keep you apprised of our progress.


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