Monday, May 9, 2011

Movie Poster Mondays

French poster for forgotten French/Italian production of THE LOVES OF SALAMMBO starring Jeanne Valérie and a splendid Jacques Sernas who's a stand-out in this grand action/adventure/romantic PEPLUM. Finding an uncut version of this film is almost impossible. The US version runs a little over 70 minutes when the film's original length was 110 minutes. That's 40 minutes cut!

The film was based on the book by Gustave Flaubert, published in 1862, which also was the basis for the silent film CABIRIA(1914). The film was directed by Sergio Grieco and has a grand epic romance feel to it that's quite unique because of it and also because of its sexiness. Jeanne Valérie wears very little in many scenes and the camera is often focused on Sernas' athletic physique. Some scenes were considered quite hot.

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