The film was also released under a Robin Hood title in the US and Germany. I'm still wondering what Lex is wearing there. These costumes also shows the difference between Italian and English sensibilities. I don't recall men wearing shorts in any English productions set in that period.
Compilation of a popular PEPLUM cliché of the bad guys wanting to keep the muscular hero alive in order to kill him later or for him to fight as a gladiator. But this rarely works and usually backfires on the villains. So what attracted them first to the hero will eventually defeat them later. Ah!
Dramatic photo. This happens at the very start of the film which is a great way to start the film but story wise the film could have been a bit more dramatic and the ending is unsatisfying even though production is top notch.
Rory Calhoun (second from left) and Gianna Maria Canale (lady on the right) star in THE TREASURE OF MONTE CRISTO (1961)
Watching this film you sorta wonder for whom it was made for: it's too low key for kids and too pulpy for adults. The interesting thing about this small film is the fact that Gianna speaks wonderful English in it. Someone uploaded the film on Youtube.
Slave girls are whipped into submission with a whipper in THE LOST WORLD OF SINBAD
A PEPLUM made in Japan, including obligatory dance number. The whipper's costume is even more tiny than those in Italian films. The film rarely plays anywhere around these part. It's very colourful and over-the-top as per Japanese cinema.
Sad news to report that versatile PEPLUM actor Rik Battaglia died last Friday. He was 88. Rik appeared in many PEPLUM films and here are just a small sample of his many roles. Rik was the lead star of many films but he often played supporting roles. The good looking actor was, back in the day, an Italian heartthrob and he had his fair share of beefcake moments. I really like Rik. Sniff. RIP!
First screenshot and above : Rik in THE MINOTAUR
Rik was great as ROLAND THE MIGHTY
Rik was in ESTHER AND THE KING co-starring Joan Collins
Sam Neil confers with Cote de Pablo and Rachel Brosnahan in THE DOVEKEEPERS
I tried (yes, tried) watching this mini-series on CBS last night and I couldn't make it more than 30 minutes into it. Last night was part 1 and tonight is part 2. Really bland and at times cheesy. Oh well...