Thursday, September 29, 2016

By the Gods!

José Greci and Dan Vadis are lovers in THE TEN GLADIATORS

This happens at the very start of the film. In this scene they come face to face with Roman soldiers. The two have the oddest relationship in PEPLUM history. At one point Greci's character dumps Vadis for Roger Browne just at the drop of hat.

Dan doesn't look like Dan here. After making this film he got a total makeover and began to look like the Dan Vadis we all know. Greci is a veteran of the PEPLUM genre. I wonder what happened to her?

The first of 3 TEN GLADIATORS films. It's also the least worthwhile. The other two TEN GLADIATORS films are much better.

3 comments:

Stevens Miller said...

I check in on your site from time to time and continue to be amazed by your mastery of this genre (and of your commitment to documenting it for us).

These films seemed to be the best things on TV when I was a kid in the '60s. Although mostly childishly simple, they often seemed to presume upon a much richer backstory and context than any one film provided. That made it seem, to an eight-year-old, as though I were keeping up with some pretty sophisticated expectations. Yeah, the stories actually were childishly simple, but I was a child, so I didn't notice. What I noticed was that I could follow some exciting stories that were rather more involved than the adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.

I don't know how you keep going and going with this stuff, but I'm glad you do. Thanks!

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Thanks Stevens for the compliment (I think...)

Stevens Miller said...

Oh, it is!