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Joe D'Amato, (birth name: Aristide Massaccesi) (December 15, 1936 in Rome - January 23, 1999 in Rome) was a prolific Italian filmmaker who directed roughly 200 films, usually at the same time acting as producer and cinematographer, and sometimes providing the script as well. While D'Amato contributed to many different genres (such as the spaghetti western, the war movie, the swashbuckler, the peplum, and the fantasy film), the majority of his films are exploitation-themed pornography, both soft- and hardcore. He is perhaps most well known for his horror film efforts, many of which went on to become cult movies (such as Anthropophagous and Beyond the Darkness), and for his hastily-produced remakes of popular American films (such as the Ator series, based upon the Conan the Barbarian films), some of which were featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000. The poor production value of many of his films, combined with his expressed lack of concern for the production quality of his films as long as they proved profitable, have led him to be labeled as "The Evil Ed Wood," despite D'Amato's apparently amiable nature.

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Joe D'Amato, (birth name: Aristide Massaccesi) (December 15, 1936 in Rome - January 23, 1999 in Rome) was a prolific Italian filmmaker who directed roughly 200 films, usually at the same time acting as producer and cinematographer, and sometimes providing the script as well. While D'Amato contributed to many different genres (such as the spaghetti western, the war movie, the swashbuckler, the peplum, and the fantasy film), the majority of his films are exploitation-themed pornography, both soft- and hardcore. He is perhaps most well known for his horror film efforts, many of which went on to become cult movies (such as Anthropophagous and Beyond the Darkness), and for his hastily-produced remakes of popular American films (such as the Ator series, based upon the Conan the Barbarian films), some of which were featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000. The poor production value of many of his films, combined with his expressed lack of concern for the production quality of his films as long as they proved profitable, have led him to be labeled as "The Evil Ed Wood," despite D'Amato's apparently amiable nature.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 92

Birthday 1936-12-15

Day of Death 1999-01-23

Place of Birth Rome, Lazio, Italy

Adult Actor True

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Also Known As

  • Aristide Massaccesi
  • Kevin Mancuso
  • Michael Di Caprio
  • Raf de Palma
  • Joe De Mato
  • Andrea Massai
  • Una Pierre
  • Alexandre Borsky
  • Chang Lee Sun
  • David Hills
  • Robert Yip
  • James Burke
  • Joan Russell
  • Dario Donati
  • Steven Benson
  • O.J. Clarke
  • John Bird
  • John Bird
  • Robert Hall
  • Kevin Mancuso
  • Peter Newton
  • Anna Bergman
  • Michael Wotruba
  • John Shadow
  • Romano Gastaldi
  • Fred Slonisko
  • Federiko Slonisko

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1999 I predatori delle AntilleDirector
1997 The HyenaDirector
1996 ProvocationDirector
1996 Top GirlDirector
1994 The House of PleasureDirector
1994 China and SexDirector
1994 Passion's FlowerDirector
1993 The CrawlersDirector
1993 Tales of Red ChamberDirector
1993 Chinese kamasutraDirector
1993 The Labyrinth of LoveDirector
1992 InstinctDirector
1992 Woman's SecretDirector
1991 Ossessione fataleDirector
1991 Il Diavolo Nella CarneDirector
1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000Director
1990 Any Time, Any PlayDirector
1990 High Finance WomanDirector
1990 11 Days, 11 Nights 2Director
1990 Ator IV: The HobgoblinDirector
1989 Blue Angel CafeDirector
1989 11 Days 11 Nights Part 3Director
1988 Dirty LoveDirector
1988 Killing BirdsDirector
1988 Top ModelDirector
1987 11 Days 11 Nights: Part 1 - Fantasy Becomes RealityDirector
1986 DeliziaDirector
1986 Convent of SinnersDirector
1986 Voglia di guardareDirector
1986 A Lustful MindDirector
1985 The PleasureDirector
1985 The AlcoveDirector
1983 EndgameDirector
1983 2020 Texas GladiatorsDirector
1982 The Blade MasterDirector
1982 Ator, the Fighting EagleDirector
1982 Caligula: The Untold StoryDirector
1981 Monster HunterDirector
1981 Porno HolocaustDirector
1980 The Grim ReaperDirector
1980 Sesso neroDirector
1980 Blue ParadiseDirector
1979 Beyond the DarknessDirector
1979 Pleasure Shop on the AvenueDirector
1979 Justine and the WhipDirector
1978 Papaya: Love Goddess of the CannibalsDirector
1978 Emanuelle and the Erotic NightsDirector
1978 Crazy NightsDirector
1978 Emmanuelle and the White Slave TradeDirector
1978 Tough to KillDirector
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last CannibalsDirector
1977 Emmanuelle Around the WorldDirector
1977 Ladies' DoctorDirector
1977 Emmanuelle's RevengeDirector
1977 Emanuelle in AmericaDirector
1976 Vow of ChastityDirector
1976 Black Cobra WomanDirector
1976 Emmanuelle in BangkokDirector
1975 Red CoatDirector
1974 Heroes in HellDirector
1973 Fra' Tazio da VelletriDirector
1973 Novelle licenziose di vergini voglioseDirector
1973 The Devil's Wedding NightDirector
1973 Tales of CanterburyDirector
1973 Death Smiles on a MurdererDirector
1973 Diary of a Roman VirginDirector
1972 Pugni, pirati e karatèDirector
1972 Go Away! Trinity Has Arrived in EldoradoDirector
1972 The Last DecameronDirector

Camera

1994 The House of PleasureDirector of Photography
1994 Passion's FlowerDirector of Photography
1992 Woman's SecretDirector of Photography
1991 Ossessione fataleDirector of Photography
1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000Director of Photography
1990 Any Time, Any PlayDirector of Photography
1990 High Finance WomanDirector of Photography
1990 11 Days, 11 Nights 2Director of Photography
1990 Ator IV: The HobgoblinDirector of Photography
1989 Blue Angel CafeDirector of Photography
1989 11 Days 11 Nights Part 3Director of Photography
1988 Dirty LoveDirector of Photography
1988 Top ModelDirector of Photography
1986 DeliziaDirector of Photography
1986 Convent of SinnersDirector of Photography
1986 Voglia di guardareDirector of Photography
1986 A Lustful MindDirector of Photography
1985 The AlcoveDirector of Photography
1982 The Blade MasterDirector of Photography
1982 Ator, the Fighting EagleDirector of Photography
1982 Cuando calienta el sol... vamos a la playaDirector of Photography
1981 Monster HunterDirector of Photography
1980 Blue ParadiseDirector of Photography
1979 Beyond the DarknessDirector of Photography
1978 Emanuelle and the Erotic NightsDirector of Photography
1978 Emmanuelle and the White Slave TradeDirector of Photography
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last CannibalsDirector of Photography
1977 Emmanuelle Around the WorldDirector of Photography
1977 Ladies' DoctorDirector of Photography
1977 Emanuelle in AmericaDirector of Photography
1976 Black Cobra WomanDirector of Photography
1974 The AntichristDirector of Photography
1974 How Colonel Buttiglione Became a GeneralDirector of Photography
1974 The ArenaDirector of Photography
1973 Novelle licenziose di vergini voglioseDirector of Photography
1973 Death Smiles on a MurdererDirector of Photography
1973 Diary of a Roman VirginDirector of Photography
1972 Crime BossDirector of Photography
1972 What Have You Done to Solange?Director of Photography
1972 Amigo, Stay AwayDirector of Photography
1972 The Last DecameronDirector of Photography
1969 Twice a JudasCamera Operator
1969 The Island of the SwedesDirector of Photography
1966 Thompson 1880Camera Operator

Writing

1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000Screenplay
1990 Ator IV: The HobgoblinScreenplay
1988 Top ModelNovel
1988 Top ModelStory
1986 Voglia di guardareScreenplay
1983 EndgameScreenplay
1982 The Blade MasterWriter
1982 Ator, the Fighting EagleWriter
1982 PiecesScreenplay
1980 The Grim ReaperScreenplay
1978 Emanuelle and the Erotic NightsWriter
1978 Crazy NightsWriter
1978 Emmanuelle and the White Slave TradeScreenplay
1978 Emmanuelle and the White Slave TradeStory
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last CannibalsStory
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last CannibalsScreenplay
1977 Emmanuelle Around the WorldWriter
1977 Ladies' DoctorScreenplay
1977 Emmanuelle's RevengeWriter
1976 Black Cobra WomanScreenplay
1973 Novelle licenziose di vergini voglioseWriter
1973 Tales of CanterburyWriter
1973 Diary of a Roman VirginScreenplay
1972 Bounty Hunter in TrinityWriter
1972 The Last DecameronWriter

Production

1991 Door Into SilenceExecutive Producer
1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000Producer
1990 11 Days, 11 Nights 2Producer
1989 Blue Angel CafeProducer
1989 Hitcher in the DarkProducer
1988 WitcheryProducer
1988 GhosthouseProducer
1987 StageFright: AquariusProducer
1987 Warrior QueenProducer
1986 DeliziaProducer
1983 EndgameProducer
1981 Monster HunterProducer
1980 Blue ParadiseProducer
1977 Emmanuelle's RevengeProducer

Crew

1978 Papaya: Love Goddess of the CannibalsCinematography
1977 Emmanuelle's RevengeCinematography
1976 Emmanuelle in BangkokCinematography
1972 The Killer is on the PhoneCinematography
1972 La gatta in caloreCinematography
1971 Coffin Full of DollarsCinematography

Editing

1986 DeliziaEditor
1986 Convent of SinnersEditor
1986 Voglia di guardareEditor
1979 Justine and the WhipEditor

Acting

1996 Sick-o-pathics as Neighbour #2
1977 Emmanuelle Around the World as Halup Kilev
1972 The Last Decameron as Monk
1968 Stranger, Say Your Prayers! as Willy, Donovan henchman

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