Tuesday, August 6, 2013

List of Top 10 Sword and Sandal Movies (sans Italian-made ones)


Someone on Youtube made a list of the best Hollywood-made Sword & Sandal films. They included LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. It's a great film but it's not a Sword & Sandal film even though it has obvious elements of the genre.

In their selection process, they wrote:

Criteria: skipping the traditional Italian Peplum movies that define the genre, and have instead picked Hollywood flicks that fit the category.

I wrote:

No HERCULES with Steve Reeves? Because it's Italian-made? Silly list. When Ridley Scott decided to do GLADIATOR they specifically said they wanted to make a "Steve Reeves kind of Gladiator film". So without HERCULES the Sword & Sandal genre wouldn't be the same including that no 1 film on this list.

3 comments:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Bah, they should have gone with Conan the Barbarian and The 13th Warrior rather than Lawrence and Julius Caesar, says I.

orsh549 said...

LOA is a WW 1 movie and that is how I rate it in my War Movie collection. That person who did that list must have thought that any Epic is Sword and Sandal. The one and only list would include a lot of Italian Movies along with Hollywood movies. Did you or do you plan to release your own list?

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Not yet, orsh549. I did do a Worst list but it needs to be updated. I might do one soon.