Friday, June 30, 2017

By the Gods!

Gordon Scott, as Hercules, fights the sea monster of Troy in HERCULES & THE PRINCESS OF TROY (1965)

The monster was created by Carlo Rambaldi, who also created E.T.. This was a TV pilot and it didn't succeed in greenlighting a TV series. An oddity in the PEPLUM genre. I'm still glad it was made. Scott was never in better form.

5 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...

An enjoyable Peplum with one of the better monsters in the genre.

Perhaps you might want to consider making a photo collection of what you regard as the best half dozen or so monsters.

Richard Svensson said...

I really like both the film itself, and Scott's Hercules. A mid-60's TV series would've been very interesting to see. I have some REAL issues with the Kevin Sorbo series.

hsc said...

Yipes! That "upskirt" angle on Gordon Scott would have brought "buffalo shot" comments from the MST3K gang.

Back at the time this was shown on TV, "Castle of Frankenstein" #7 ran a 4-pg. article on the production and Rambaldi's creature, saying it cost $25,000 to make and was dubbed "Max" by the crew.

Hopefully this link to the article on archive.org works:

https://archive.org/stream/Castle_of_Frankenstein_007_Vol2_03_1965_c2c-HQS#page/n21/mode/2up

Richard Svensson said...

hsc: Thanks for sharing!

PEPLUM Cinema said...

HSC, thanks for the article. I'll post it at the blog