Friday, May 22, 2015

By the Gods!

Brad Harris as Hercules in FURY OF HERCULES

Not to be confused with SAMSON, also starring Brad, and basically the same actors and same crew. The main difference? Well, one is better than the other (SAMSON) and Brad wearing a white toga in FURY (see above) as opposed to the mainly burgundy one in SAMSON. I much prefer SAMSON but I like FURY OF HERCULES and even made a Fan Dub of it but story-wise, it's weak. 


From SPARTACO - SINS OF ROME starring Massimo Girotti. Great scene.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Video of the Week : PEPLUM Cliché - Body as a weapon!

Video of the Week : Small collection a popular PEPLUM cliché : the hero using a body as a weapon to thwart bad guys


Fight scene between Alan Steel and Giovanni Cianfriglia from HERCULES AND THE BLACK PIRATE

Two Steve Reeves stuntmen fight each other. Cool stuff.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By the Gods!

 Wandisa Guida, Gordon Scott and Ombretta Colli hang on for dear life in GLADIATOR OF ROME

Not the greatest PEPLUM ever made but the ending, as passive as this looks, is still quite memorable nonetheless.

Different versions : A QUEEN FOR CAESAR

Here's a comparison between the French and Italian versions for A QUEEN FOR CAESAR. What's interesting is in the way it ends in the French version. Thanks to Alan for providing the French version.

An internet first only available here at PEPLUM TV

In the Italian version, Pascale Petit is wearing a blue wrap while in the French version, below, she's completely nude.

In the French version, Pascale stands up to reveal her nude backside, below, while in the Italian version she remains seated and clothed.

Monday, May 18, 2015

By the Gods!

Jean Simmons and Richard Burton amidst the splendour of THE ROBE

Great photo. First film released in CinemaScope. It's always a cool fact that the first widescreen film was a PEPLUM.