Pam Grier and Margaret Markov are gladiators in THE ARENA
On of the several female-centric PEPLUM films made in the early 1970s. The less prudish mores of the time offered an opportunity for nudity, which was something mostly unseen, certainly on the female side, in films make a decade earlier. The film follows pretty much the same formula as the classic genre films, and it includes many familiar actors like Rosalba Neri and Daniele Vargas. The film itself is okay but it takes itself way too seriously for its own good.