Movie Poster Mondays

Italian poster of THARUS - SON OF ATTILA (1962)

Great poster. Captures the movie's climax.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

First rate poster indeed!

A peplum poster should just about always have: (1) a beautiful young "damsel in distress" (d.i.d.) and (2) two macho types with swords drawn.

Feminists hate the "damsel in distress" concept, so modern female leads get to do their fair share of killing bad guys.

The Mother of Dragons in Game of Thrones has her "pets" incinerate lots of baddies. She even has a special command for ordering their built-in flamethrowers into action.

Another approach is to have the hero confronting a large monster in order to save the d.i.d.