Perfect PEPLUM programming

Yesterday PEPLUM TV was on all day and it was probably one of the best bits of programming I ever did. The theme was Challenges or anything to do with competitions, in regards to the current Olympics and such. From memory I created the list of Greco-Roman themed films I would show and started with:


1 - MY SON THE HERO (aka Sons of Thunder)



2 - SAMSON & THE MIGHTY CHALLENGE


I started PEPLUM TV programming with MY SON THE HERO followed by another whimsical PEPLUM, SAMSON & THE MIGHTY CHALLENGE and continued along with the goofy PEPs with COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN. Pretty even films and smooth sailing up to now. All of these films have competitions in them.

3 - COLOSSUS & THE AMAZON QUEEN


I followed COLOSSUS with THE GIANT OF MARATHON, starring Steve Reeves and Daniela Rocca, who's in both films. Good transition, from comedy to serious action film.

4 - THE GIANT OF MARATHON


But then things got eerily perfect: after GIANT I followed it with a widescreen presentation of FURY OF ACHILLES. So far so good. Both films have Olympic-style competitions in them.

5 - FURY OF ACHILLES


But then the best occurred: after FURY OF ACHILLES I played THE TROJAN HORSE. What's amazing about this is that where FURY leaves off TROJAN HORSE continues almost at the same spot of the story. There's some overlapping between the stories and of course the actors are not the same but seriously this was amazing. I honestly recommend you to watch FURY OF ACHILLES followed by THE TROJAN HORSE. It's a nearly perfect double feature. And it fills in the story smoothly in 3 hours, and it's so much better than the recent TROY.

6 - THE TROJAN HORSE


Of course, I followed THE TROJAN HORSE with its sequel WAR OF THE TROJANS (or The Avenger). Again, almost seamless transition...but that's not all...


7 - WAR OF THE TROJANS (aka The Avenger)



WAR OF THE TROJANS ends with Aeneas (Steve Reeves) and the founding of Rome so I followed this with DUEL OF THE TITANS which of course is the story of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. Absolutely perfect. If you have all of these films I recommend you watching them in this order. If you don't have all of them, at least watch FURY OF ACHILLES and THE TROJAN HORSE as a double feature. It's seriously great.

8 - DUEL OF THE TITANS



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