Movie Poster Mondays

Original Italian poster of COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA (1962)

Originally, Maciste wasn't a gladiator. By the time the PEPLUM explosion occurred Maciste morphed into many different type of heroes. When I think of Maciste, I don't think of gladiators (even though he could easily fight and win in any arena). Great poster nonetheless.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...



One of the first appearances of Maciste in the Peplum genre was as the loyal Roman slave in Giovanni Pastrone's silent epic CABIRIA (1914).