Thursday, February 26, 2015

Video of the Week : The Invincible Gladiator - Gladiators!


Video of the Week : I uploaded the first major gladiator scene from THE INVINCIBLE GLADIATOR starring Richard Harrison, Leo Anchóriz and others

Excellent gladiatorial action in this film.

HERCULES AND THE MASKED RIDER - Steel vs Palmara


With Alan Steel and Mimmo Palmara. The two Italian stars fought with each other in just a couple of films. Here's one of them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

By the Gods!

Sabina (Gianna Maria Canale) and Spartacus (Massimo Girotti) vie for each other in SPARTACO : SINS OF ROME (1953)

Love this film! This entire scene is great. Massimo made a great Spartacus. Gianna is wonderfully malicious in this. Directed by Riccardo Freda. The producers of the Stanley Kubrick version bought the distribution rights and negatives of this film in order to sink it into obscurity in preparation for their more famous version of the story. 

Behind-the-Scenes

Richard Burton getting primped for ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Monday, February 23, 2015

By the Gods!

Louis Jourdan and Sylvia Syms in AMAZONS OF ROME

While I was away, Louis Jourdan died. He was 93 years old. He did just a couple of PEPLUM inspired films. AMAZONS OF ROME is one of them. He played a barbarian. He was miscast in that film but even so the film is entertaining nonetheless. RIP!


Movie Poster Mondays


British poster for GODDESS OF LOVE 

I posted the full movie on Youtube. The situation with titles for this film is, as usual with PEPLUM films, confusing. The US title is THE GODDESS OF LOVE with ugly artwork, while the colorful British poster shows the name Aphrodite it's actually wasn't meant to be part of the title but some claim it is, including IMDb. It's just GODDESS OF LOVE. The International English version is called THE VENUS OF CHERONEA (I'd love to see a print of that one). Some countries included Aphrodite in the title but some didn't. Germany actually called this HELENA THE COURTESAN OF ATHENS. Odd since Belinda's character is called Iride. IMDb lists Belinda's character as Aphrodite, which is an error.

Friday, February 13, 2015

By the Gods!

Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra and Flora Robson as Ftatateeta in CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

I really like this film. Great production values, great cast, etc.

I'm off for one week!

PEPLUM GIF Animation : THE LION OF ST-MARK


Gordon Scott and Gianna Maria Canale meet in  THE LION OF ST-MARK. Fun film.