Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo of the Day

Tawny Kitaen and Zabou are captives in GWENDOLINE, also known as THE PERILS OF GWENDOLINE IN THE LAND OF THE YIK YAK. 

This film starts off like an INDIANA JONES film and then turns full PEPLUM, a soft-core one at that, with mainly female warriors in gear, chariot races and deadly duels, which is not that different than what THOR & THE AMAZON WOMEN was in the 1960s but with nudity (of both gender). It's full of goofy and sometimes embarrassing scenes but I have to say that I enjoy this film. Part of the score is bad but part of it is truly great. This movie sorta reminds of what I enjoy PEPLUM films mainly for: their sexiness.


Ron Campbell said...

I believe she also played Hercules wife on the TV series

Charles R. Rutledge said...

A weird bit of trivia is that this film was based on the John Willie bondage comic strip Sweet Gwendoline.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Ron: yep, she was.

Charles: indeed..."inspired by" would probably be the best term to describe what they ended up with the Gwendoline movie.