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Mucius (Gordon Scott) proves a point by burning his hand in front of Arunte (Gabriele Antoni) in HERO OF ROME

Great PEPLUM film with only a 4.3 (out of 10) rating at IMDb, which is mind boggling. There are a lot of stand-out scenes in it, including the one in the image above. Definitely one of the better Gordon Scott mini-epics. After burning his hand, Mucius wears a bandage or an iron glove and has to learn how to fight with his left hand. Cool stuff. I have a super clear widescreen copy of this film from a British TV broadcast (meaning: it's in English) but they cut this specific scene, which is infuriating since it's one of the most important scenes in the story.

4 comments:

Steve R. Orsulak said...

It's hard to believe that they cut out one of best scenes. When I say best that scene really sets the pace of the story, and the respect he received from the enemy King and his son. My version is a widescreen from Retromedia which pretty good.

Steven Lester said...

Is Arunte a student gladiator? He looks quite athletic.

Steve R. Orsulak said...

The Enemy King's Son.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Gabriele Antoni, who plays Arunte, was Ulysses in the Steve Reeves Hercules films.