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Proserpina (Elena Sangro) tries to entice Maciste (Bartolomeo Pagano) in MACISTE IN HELL

The film starts in quasi-contemparary times and ends up becoming a full throttle PEPLUM once it takes place in Hell. The film was one of many of the period which established the PEPLUM genre in the consciousness of Italian/European filmgoers. It's obviously based or inspired by DANTE'S INFERNO which was also made into a film during the silent era (several times actually) and was as big as this.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

For me, Pagano is the one and only Maciste, like Connery is the one and only "real" Bond. Besides "Cabiria", this must be his finest film.