Friday, September 30, 2011

Is it a PEPLUM?

Alan Steel in LOST TREASURE OF THE AZTECS (also known as Hercules and the Treasure of the Incas)

A Western which follows the same pattern of a PEPLUM: it has a bare-chested hero fighting a lost civilization; same cliches, same supporting actors; same locations; etc. I say yes. It's more a PEPLUM than a Spaghetti Western that's for sure.

1 comment:

Pat Powers said...

Maybe this is the cinematic equivalent of one of those transitional fossils where one species is evolving into another, given that most peplum producers became spaghetti western producers.