Thursday, November 27, 2014


Orgy/Feast scene from JULIUS CAESAR AGAINST THE PIRATES starring Abbe Lane, Gustavo Rojo, Mario Petri, Piero Lulli. Director Sergio Grieco knew how to do these scenes with vigour.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

By the Gods!

Vittorio Gassman, as Sahak, is about to kill one of his opponents in BARABBAS

Sahak refuses to kill other men which results in tragedy. Vittorio was the most sympathetic character in this somewhat overblown epic. His character was a bit too Christ-like but every time he was on screen he eclipsed Anthony Quinn.

Colosseum to come alive again 2,000 years after the gladiators

They're cleaning up and reinforcing the Colosseum for cultural events to be held in and around the historic arena. The cost for the restoration is 25 million Euros.

Monday, November 24, 2014

By the Gods!

The loyalty of Cleopatra (Linda Cristal) and Mark Antony (Georges Marchal) is tested in LEGIONS OF THE NILE

Nice production and cast but like all Vittorio Cottafavi films the tone of the story shifts from super seriousness to goofy slapstick comedy. Someone wrote in a PEPLUM book that this was one of the best PEPLUM films ever made.'s good but definitely not the greatest.

Movie Poster Mondays

British poster for SON OF SAMSON

In North America it was known as SON OF SAMSON. The original Italian title is MACISTE NELLA VALLE DEI RE or Maciste in the Valley of the Kings.

Friday, November 21, 2014

By the Gods!

Maciste (Mark Forest) shows his prowess as he transports a bunch of bad guys on a ladder in SON OF SAMSON

By the gods!


Torture scene from AVENGER OF THE SEVEN SEAS starring Richard Harrison who's strung up upside down while Roldano Lupi interrogates him. Effective scene.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Video of the Week : MACISTE IN HELL - Snakes! - Kirk Morris

A groggy Maciste wrestles with snakes in MACISTE IN HELL starring Kirk Morris.

Very symbolic scene.