Thursday, July 30, 2015

By the Gods!

Pagan dancers dance around a phallic stone at Stonehenge in THE BLACK KNIGHT

The seldom seen film stars Alan Ladd. It's, well, sorta bizarre film. The dancers in this scene are particularly awful.

PEPLUM GIF Animation : GOLIATH & THE VAMPIRES


Gordon Scott in action from GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES. He did most of his stunts in this film.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By the Gods!

 Richard Widmark and company prepare for battle in THE LONG SHIPS

It doesn't look like it's going to hold back anything. A Hollywood production imitating a PEPLUM production. It's a very boisterous movie.

Behind-the-Scenes

Deborah Kerr tries to keep cool during the making of QUO VADIS. She looks exceptionally young here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

By the Gods!

Trojans prepare for a big fight in HELEN OF TROY

I like these scenes showing armies getting ready. It's an interesting aspect few films bother showing.

Movie Poster Mondays

German poster for TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS

Colorful art and action

Thursday, July 23, 2015

By the Gods!

Hylas (John Cairney) and Hercules (Nigel Green) inside the Talos treasure in JASON & THE ARGONAUTS

Ruh roh! They just woke up Talos.

In Greek mythology, Hylas and Hercules were, hmm, you know...more than friends...of course, this family film didn't show this angle. Aha!

Video of the Week : WARRIOR & THE SLAVE GIRL - Gladiators!


Video of the Week : Great gladiatorial fight scene from THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL starring Georges Marchal, Gianna Maria Canale and others.

Directed with verve by Vittorio Cottafavi.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

By the Gods!

Anna Maria Polani and Howard Ross (aka Renato Rossini) in MISSIONE SABBIE ROVENTI

This film was never dubbed in English so there's no official English title. It translates as MISSION HOT SANDS. I haven't seen it yet and it's pretty hard to come by. I believe this is one of the few films in which Howard was leading man (but since I haven't seen it I can't be certain of this).