Joe D'Amato

Biography

Joe D'Amato (birth name: Aristide Massaccesi) (15 December 1936 in Rome - 23 January 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 horror film, 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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Inferno Rosso - Joe D'Amato On The Road of Excess

(archive footage) (as Aristide Massaccesi)

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Robbery Under Arms

Trooper Shearer (as David Hills)

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Porno Holocaust

Reporter (uncredited)

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Brigitte, Laura, Ursula, Monica, Raquel, Litz, Florinda, Barbara, Claudia, e Sofia le chiamo tutte..

Newsagent (uncredited)

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The Ruthless Four

Bearded Onlooker (uncredited)

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Emanuelle Around the World

Halup Kilev (uncredited)

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Endgame

Guarding Officer examining the combattants' weaponry before 'Endgame' begins (uncredited)

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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Psychiatrist at Mental Hospital talking to Emanuelle (uncredited)

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Anthropophagus

Bearded man exiting the cable car (uncredited)

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What Have You Done To Solange?

CID officer w / The Daily Telegraph (uncredited)

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Inferno Rosso - Joe D'Amato On The Road of Excess

(archive footage) (as Aristide Massaccesi)

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Robbery Under Arms

Trooper Shearer (as David Hills)

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Endgame

Guarding Officer examining the combattants' weaponry before 'Endgame' begins (uncredited)

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Anthropophagus

Bearded man exiting the cable car (uncredited)

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Porno Holocaust

Reporter (uncredited)

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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Psychiatrist at Mental Hospital talking to Emanuelle (uncredited)

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Emanuelle Around the World

Halup Kilev (uncredited)

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Brigitte, Laura, Ursula, Monica, Raquel, Litz, Florinda, Barbara, Claudia, e Sofia le chiamo tutte..

Newsagent (uncredited)

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What Have You Done To Solange?

CID officer w / The Daily Telegraph (uncredited)

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The Ruthless Four

Bearded Onlooker (uncredited)

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