By the Gods!

Nicholas Clay and Michael Biehn in THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. SEBASTIAN (1984)

This is an odd film in that it's a German production shot in French with English-speaking actors. It was a TV production. It was quite a daring endeavour back even in the early 1980s. It's one of those stories which starts in contemporary times but ends up in Antiquity. Why is this story-telling plot device so popular with PEPLUM productions? Biehn's other film in 1984: THE TERMINATOR. It was shot in Turkey. The movie is available on Youtube.

2 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

Clay seemed to pop up in an endless stream of historical and period dramas, not surprisingly since he came from a theatrical background filled with classic roles. Biehn went in a totally different direction. He seems to have almost vanished from the movie business nowadays, which is a great pity.

Anonymous said...

There is also the strange Derek Jarman film 'Sebastiane' (1976) with Latin dialogue, filmed in Sardinia.