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Luigi Batzella

Luigi Batzella

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1924-05-27 · Deathday: 2008-11-18 (84 years old) · Gender: Male

24 Movies

Also Known As: Dean Jones · Ivan Katansky · Paolo Solvay

Biography

Luigi Batzella (San Sperate, 1924 – San Sperate, 2008) was an Italian film director, editor, screenwriter and actor. There is some debate as to whether Batzella's name was actually Paolo Solvay, however this remains unconfirmed.

Career

Luigi Batzella was born in San Sperate, Sardinia in 1924. After what film historian and critic Roberto Curti described as "a nondescript career as an actor," Batzella began his career as a director in 1966 with the war film Tre franchi die pietà. After directing a few low budget westerns, Batzella directed his first horror film The Devil's Wedding Night which was directed with an uncredited Joe D'Amato. Following the release of his next horror film Nude for Satan in 1978, Batzella directed two Nazisploitation films Kaput Lager – Gli ultimi giorni delle SS and La Bestia in calore for which he was credited as Ivan Kathansky. His next feature would be the sex comedy Probito erotico starring Ajita Wilson where he is credited as Paul Selvin. His final official film credit was for the film Strategia per una missione di morte where he is credited as Kathansky in some prints and as A.M. Frank in the French version. Curti has stated that some sources claim Batzella was involved with the Bruce Le production Mie ju que que. Batzella died in San Sperate in 2008 at the age of 84.

Movies & TV shows

1980.

2 Movies

1979.

1 Movie

1977.

2 Movies

1975.

2 Movies

1974.

3 Movies

1973.

1 Movie

1972.

2 Movies

1971.

2 Movies

1970.

1 Movie

1969.

1 Movie

1968.

1 Movie

1966.

1 Movie

1965.

1 Movie

1964.

1 Movie

1963.

2 Movies

1962.

1 Movie
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