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Thread: Updated HAUNTED WORLD OF MARIO BAVA by Troy Howarth due in 2014

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    Updated HAUNTED WORLD OF MARIO BAVA by Troy Howarth due in 2014

    Hope this is ok with Ian but I'm helping get the word out that Troy Howarth's long OOP book on Bava is getting a new edition from publishers Midnight Marquee in 2014.

    This will be a substantial upgrade on the earlier edition with new content and fresh interviews. You can keep track of future updates on Troy's dedicated Facebook page and I'll be around here and other forums to answer any questions if you can't get in contact with Troy. This will be an approximately 200 page book with an MSRP in the $25 range with seasonal and promotional discounts.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-H...57391387737585

    http://www.midmar.com/

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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    Yup, fine with me.

    MM will have their work cut out though, FAB does such an amazing job with design and presentation.
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    I'll probably pick this one up.
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    Hopefully Troy will edit those tediously overlong film synopses. They may have had some use when Bava's films were hard to come by but now they are just filler. Depending on what the new content pans out to be, the reasonable price for this updated edition may get me to bite since I sold off the first edition long ago.

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    Good news for Troy and fans of Bava, and at a reasonable price, too.

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    Updated HAUNTED WORLD OF MARIO BAVA by Troy Howarth due in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Roderick View Post
    Hopefully Troy will edit those tediously overlong film synopses. They may have had some use when Bava's films were hard to come by but now they are just filler. Depending on what the new content pans out to be, the reasonable price for this updated edition may get me to bite since I sold off the first edition long ago.
    The synopses were imposed by the publisher because they felt at that time that the films were so obscure that they were needed.

    The new edition will have almost none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horace Cordier View Post
    The synopses were imposed by the publisher because they felt at that time that the films were so obscure that they were needed.

    The new edition will have almost none.
    Very good to hear.

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    Very cool. I have never managed to find a copy in a price range I was comfortable to pay, so I am definitely picking the new one up.

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    Just curious, as a...well, not really a real Bava fan, but...how does this compare/compete with the Tim Lucas book, and what do fans think of the two offerings? Not saying that there's not room for both, of course, just wondering. I know that Troy is a very thorough writer and really gets into the stuff that he's passionate about, and I know that people referred to the Lucas book as definitive....just curious, as I said.

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    Updated HAUNTED WORLD OF MARIO BAVA by Troy Howarth due in 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Tolch View Post
    Just curious, as a...well, not really a real Bava fan, but...how does this compare/compete with the Tim Lucas book, and what do fans think of the two offerings? Not saying that there's not room for both, of course, just wondering. I know that Troy is a very thorough writer and really gets into the stuff that he's passionate about, and I know that people referred to the Lucas book as definitive....just curious, as I said.
    It's just a different perspective from a different writer. There are also fresh interviews with people involved in the films. I read a lot of books on Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone and I've never considered one "definitive". This is also a $25 dollar book compared to the other titles much higher price. It's in a completely different market on that level.

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