Monday, June 17, 2013

30 Greatest Moments of PEPLUM Cinema: #30 - The Medusa from PERSEUS THE INVINCIBLE


This is the first instalment of the 30 GREATEST MOMENTS OF PEPLUM CINEMA.

I'll be uploading a different scene Monday to Friday up until #1.

This is #30 on the list.

I included all the scenes with the Medusa. I love these scenes. Very pulpy fantasy/sci-fi book cover look from the 1960s.

Special effects by Carlo Rambaldi.



3 comments:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Wow, yeah that still holds up as a great, creepy, live special effect.

Steven Lester said...

That was a great Medusa, but the way he killed her raises the question that if it is her eye which turns anything alive to stone, and he just poked it out with his sword, how is he going to kill the Kraken with her head to save the beautiful Princess? Or, was killing the Medusa the whole point of this movie and Zeus and the Kraken wasn't entertained therein? I still think that Richard Harrison is so handsome that all he had to do was stand defiantly in front of her and then there would be a great battle of handsome rays against ugly rays, until Richard's power won out. But, then again, that is for another, as yet unfilmed, movie. This is going to be a great series, and I'm looking forward to it very much.

PEPLUM Blog said...

Charles, indeed and it's a quite original take on the Medusa.

Steven, this film doesn't have the Kraken and saving Andromeda from it. It's a different telling of the story which is pretty cool in itself and was copied by other more famous films several times over.