Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Musings! (06-22)

Searching far and wide for all things PEPLUM! Luciano Marin and Steve Reeves in GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS (1959)


RECENT ACQUISITION


Today I received the VHS tape of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1972) starring and directed by Charlton Heston. This edition is uncut, at 160 minutes. If it's the same as the Norwegian copy I got recently, this tape doesn't have the intro and outdo music, like the one in the Twilight Time Blu-ray. But this is no big loss. The TT edition is cut. 

The problem now is transferring this VHS copy on a DVD disc and then ripping the disc for a digital copy. I'm working on this.

The VHS cover and cassette are in mint condition. I don't know if the tape itself works but assuming that no one actually watched this from its perfect state, I believe it should be in working condition.


 



CINEMATIC CONFUSION


THE FURY OF HERCULES starring Gordon Scott...? That's the head of Gordon Scott on the body of Brad Harris (that's not Scott's body). Again, Gordon Scott is the go to fellow for these Cinematic Confusions. 


VINTAGE ADVERTISING


An old ad celebrating the success of radio spot for HERCULES (1958), released in the US in 1959. Steve Reeves, who played Hercules, is also holding up ATTILA, which was one of Joseph E Levine's previous promotional projects before HERCULES. 


RARE MOVIES...


One of the hardest to get movies is JACOB AND ESAU (1963) starring Ken Clark. The movie is basically missing in action. Is it good? Is it an undiscovered classic? Who knows since no one has seen it for decades. But the Amsterdam Film Museum has a copy of the movie. Their database is open to the public and can be searched. The rare movie is part of their collection.



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I was in communications with a PEPLUM star of the Golden Era for a written interview...I cover this at BY THE GODS

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I recently thought of not adding the blog's name to photos and such. It would speed up things considerable. And then I see the photo above, at IMDb. Yes, my stuff is *everywhere*. People take a lot of stuff from the blog. So, I decided I didn't have a choice but to keep on doing this. 

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The blog's stats are all over the place. For a week, it was super high with a peak of nearly 5000 views for one day while staying in and around 1000 views for 10 days or so. Very wild and inexplicable views. 


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Future Musings:

- List of PEPLUM books

- List of movies available in HD / Blu-ray

- PEPLUM Museum?





1 comment:

B.W. Byars said...

I would love a list of peplum books! Especially if you mean a list of fiction in sword-and-sandal genre.