Wednesday, July 24, 2013

30 Greatest Moments of PEPLUM Cinema: #3 - 'Feat of Strength' from MACISTE VS THE MOLE MEN

Counting down the top five greatest MOMENTS and this scene stands at #3 on the list.

The most over-the-top Feat of Strength in any PEPLUM film. Whoever is responsible for this little bit of sadistic brilliance should be given an award. This is from a Fan Dub I did and it switches between  English and Italian a few times because they cut several small bits here and there in the US version.

With Mark Forest, Paul Wynter, Moira Orfei, Gianni Garko and all. Directed by Antonio Leonviola.

1 comment:

Steven Lester said...

Yes, this was the moment that I thought was going to number one, so I can't conceive of one better than this, but there must be. I await it with held breath.

This effort, of course, took all of his strength and he was totally weak afterwards. A child could have defeated him easily, at least until he had some water, than he was fine again. In the weak scene, after the "soldier" had released him from his cage, a trickle of blood was seen leading from his left pec down to his skirt. I've never been able to tell if that was makeup or real.

On facebook there is a name called Mark Forest who claims to be the Mark Forest, the actor. He said, after I asked him about this scene, that it took two days to film, that the weight he was hoisting weighed around 200 pounds, so that the sweat on his body and the involved muscles, as well as the heavier breathing, were real from the effort of holding up such a weight. I can believe it.