Monday, October 29, 2018

By the Gods!

Alan Steel in SAMSON (1961)

Though this film is considered a Brad Harris film, and Brad plays Samson and is the lead with more scenes than Alan, I always think of this as an Alan Steel movie. In France, it was titled SAMSON CONTRE HERCULE in which Alan was Hercules. In the US version, Alan's name was Millstone and not Hercules. As good as Brad is, IMO, Alan steals (haha!) the show. Physically, he's never been more cut. He's impressive. This screenshot was taken from the Italian trailer, which, remarkably, has more screen information and differences in scenes than the same moments in movie itself. This tells me that all versions, including the very popular Spanish version that's in circulation everywhere, has an incorrect aspect ratio. I wanted to include this Italian trailer in the small compilation of Alan Steel trailers I posted below but the trailer was copyrighted.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alan Steel is more charismatic than Brad Harris and he is good actor

PEPLUM TV said...

Yes, that goes without saying

Anonymous said...

Alan Steel one of my favourite Peplum actors. Everything from Hercules against Rome to Zorro against Maciste all highly enjoyable. By the way the start of Hercules and the masked rider opens with a scene from Zorro against Maciste any reason why? Is there a widescreen version of Hercules and the masked rider in English? Wayne W.

PEPLUM TV said...

I did a Fan Dub of HERCULES & THE MASKED RIDER and I posted it on my Youtube channel but a shady company from India claimed it had copyright of the film so I deleted it.