Friday, April 7, 2017

By the Gods!

Gordon Scott burns his hand in defiance as Gabriele Antonini watches in COLOSSUS OF ROME (1964)

I have 4 different copies of this film : US version, British TV broadcast version, Italian version and French version. This screenshot is from the French copy. The best, in terms of image quality, is the British TV broadcast. Beautiful transfer. Unfortunately, some scenes were cut, including this pivotal scene! I couldn't take a screenshot of it since they cut it. Those kookie British Broadcasters! Very frustrating!

The film is also known as HERO OF ROME but I prefer COLOSSUS OF ROME because, well, it's more Colossus. Anyway, good film!

3 comments:

Tyranus said...

It happened in real life, only a Hero (or Colossus) of Rome could have done that. The same bravery displayed by Cassius Chaerea in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, a character that should have been portrayed by Steve Reeves.

Anonymous said...

Last year a German DVD of this film was released with an optional English language track. The German title is Spartacus der Titan mit der Eisernen Faust. It's a very nice 2.35 widescreen anamorphic transfer. The running time is 86 minutes, which taking into consideration the PAL speedup would make it about 90 minutes. I think Gordon Scott does a great job in the lead.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Thanks for the DVD tip. I just bought it!