PEPLUM X Tuesdays
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
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...
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
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.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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'
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
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.
Reg Park stays in shape, with the help of Salvatore Furnari, while filming HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN