Cinematic confusion

In my long quest to have every PEPLUM film ever made (I know, it's impossible), getting to know the difference between some titles is quite important, certainly when many titles are nearly identical, and to make things even more confusing, released the same year!

For some reason I got one title confused with others and for many years I didn't even realize it. Here's a rundown of the confusing titles :


THE MERCENARIES also known as ROME 1585

Original Italian title :  I MASNADIERI
Year of release : 1961



there's :

RAMPAGE OF EVIL

Original Italian title : CAPITANI DI VENTURA
Year of release : 1961



then there's :

REVOLT OF THE MERCENARIES

Original Italian title : LA RIVOLTA DEI MERCENARI
Year of release : 1961



and then there's :

REVENGE OF THE MERCANARIES also known as RAMPAGE OF EVIL

Original Italian title : IL CAPITANO DI FERO
Year of release : 1962


I always get RAMPAGE OF EVIL confused with REVENGE OF THE MERCENARIES, and the latter with REVOLT OF THE MERCENARIES. And THE MERCENARIES with all of them. Two of these films star Livio Lorenzon. The one that was eluding me was the one with Virginia Mayo, REVOLT OF THE MERCENARIES. You can view it here on Youtube (in Italian).

There are other titles I've could have added to this but I'll save them for future post.


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