Monday, March 30, 2015

By the Gods!

Aladdin (Donald O'Connor) has one of his wishes granted by the genie (Vittorio De Sica) in THE WONDERS OF ALADDIN

Not one of my favourite films of the PEPLUM era. The story is too convoluted and its all over the map which pretty much zaps any fun to be had from it. I try to like it but it gets under my skin for all the wrong reasons. Oh well...

Movie Poster Mondays

French poster for SINBAD AND THE CALIPH OF BAGHDAD

I love this film. This was Pietro Francisci's last film and it's quite unique and different from other Sinbad films. Many might not get it without the prerequisite monsters and such. It's totally Italian in tone and it's very sexy.

Friday, March 27, 2015

By the Gods!

Ivo Garrani as King Pelias in HERCULES (1958)

Ivo died on March 25. He was 91 years old. Ivo appeared in many PEPLUM films including THE GIANT OF MARATHON, CARTHAGE IN FLAMES, SON OF SPARTACUS and MORGAN THE PIRATE just to name a few. He was excellent as King Pelias and also gave good performances. RIP.

PEPLUM GIF Animation : SANDOKAN THE GREAT


Steve Reeves as Sandokan, surviving a tiger attack. Co-starring Geneviève Grad

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Video of the Week : INVINCIBLE BROTHERS MACISTE - Dance


For Video of the Week, I uploaded the pagan dance number from THE INVINCIBLE BROTHERS MACISTE starring Ursula Davis and Claudie Lange as the non-dancers.

This dance is racy, certainly for a 'kids film'

URSUS IN THE VALLEY OF THE LIONS - Dance Sequence


Brief dance number from URSUS IN THE VALLEY OF LIONS starring Moira Orfei and Alberto Lupo. It's always fun to watch Moira.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

By the Gods!

Karis (Daniela Rocca) tries to sort things out with Phillipides (Steve Reeves) in THE GIANT OF MARATHON

Beautiful photo. Nice film even with its liabilities. I always feel bad for Daniela's role in the film. She tries and tries and tries to woo Phillipides but to no avail.

Behind-the-Scenes


Reg Park stays in shape, with the help of Salvatore Furnari, while filming HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN

Tuesday, March 24, 2015