By the Gods!

The cast of COLOSSUS & THE AMAZON QUEEN

From left to right : Rod Taylor, Daniela Rocca, Ed Fury, Gianna Maria Canale and Dorian Gray.

No matter what people say I like this film. The battle of the sexes set somewhere in Antiquity. Equal parts cheesecake and beefcake. Future PEPLUM stars like Marilù Tolo and Giorgia Moll played an Amazon. I have to try and find them.

2 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

I read an interview with Rod Taylor where he was thoroughly embarrassed about his participation in this film, though he didn't mind talking about it. Apparently he was having an affair with Anita Ekberg at the time, and making the film got him a free ride to Italy, where she was living at the time.

Scott Ochiltree said...

An enjoyable - and very campy - flick.

Gianna Maria Canale is somewhat overshadowed by female co-stars Daniela Rocca and Dorian Gray, which is rather unusual for the Queen of the Peplum genre.