Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet the legendary actress Barbara Steele, and spent a few minutes talking with her about her performance in the Mario Bava masterpiece LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (1960), better known in the United States as BLACK SUNDAY.Over the years, several stunning posters have been created to promote this film. Given that today is Sunday (and a particularly dreary one... at least in my neck of the woods), I thought it would be fun to toss up four of my favorites (click on any of the posters for much larger versions):[caption id="attachment_990" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO - Italian Artwork"]LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO - Italian Artwork[/caption][caption id="attachment_991" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="BLACK SUNDAY - U.S. Artwork"]Black Sunday - U.S. Artwork[/caption][caption id="attachment_992" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO"]La Maschera Del Demonio - Italian Artwork[/caption][caption id="attachment_993" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO"]LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO - Italian Artwork[/caption]The first version is my favorite of the four. Although I haven't been able to track down an original one-sheet with that artwork (and doubt I'd be able to afford it even if I could), Ms. Steele graciously agreed to autograph a smaller high-quality reproduction for me:[caption id="attachment_1001" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Black Sunday - Autographed With Love By Barbara Steele"]Black Sunday - Autographed With Love By Barbara Steele[/caption]Youtube has a 20-second teaser for the film, as well as a longer trailer under the alternate title THE MASK OF SATAN.Any fellow fans of Mario Bava and/or Barbara Steele? Let us know in the comments.- Micah :: Reel Distraction

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