Monday, September 26, 2011
Photo of the Day
The only vintage PEPLUM made in Mexico is surprisingly solid, colourful and entertaining. Like many Mexican films, the level of cheesecake and beefcake is high! :-) Wolf, a Latvian who lived in South America before having a successful film career in Mexico, was also a professional wrestler and, obviously, appeared in many Mexican wrestling films as a masked hero, including the cool Santo films. The two main female characters are played by real sisters, which gives the film a nice twist. Lorena is still acting in movies/tv these days. The sole US actor in it was Lex Johnson (not pictured), a hunky fellow who only made one film and a few episodes for 4 different TV series before disappearing from the face of the earth. The film takes the Sabine legend seriously even though it has a cheeky tone to it but it's not as comedic as the Roger Moore one, ROMULUS AND THE SABINES. I played this film on PEPLUM TV last night and it won't be the last time. Highly recommended.