Monday, October 31, 2011

BY THE GODS! One year anniversary!

Three of my favourite folks: director Pietro Francisci, Steve Reeves and Sylva Koscina during the production of HERCULES. I don't know what they were celebrating in this photo.

As the month of October closes on Halloween night (woo-hoo!) I was reminded that the blog has been one year old this month. The exact date for the anniversary should have been on October 12 but I was too busy then.

I like to thank those who are following my blog, all 31 of them. The more the merrier.  I would also like to thank the regular posters here who contribute or have contributed, one point or another, on a regular basis: Steven Lester, SR Orsulak, PurpleTC, Charles Rutledge, Kike, JJ (of Arenafighter), Jim, Ron Campbell, Deborah Doggette, the brilliant Joe Jusko, Scott Lukas Williams, Jason Apuzzo, etc., And of course, how can I forget to thank Anonymous.

In one year, this blog got nearly 168, 000 hits! It gets between 800 to a thousand hits per day with 80 to 100 coming from returning visitors. Amazing stuff. So how come I'm not making any money out of it? Arf.

I would also like to give a big hug (if they want to) to my FACEBOOK buddies, all 118 of them, but mostly to my regular visitors there: Pasquale Azzollinni, Mayson Buffington, Wade Heaton, Epic Movies, Colossal Quo Vadis, Miklos Cassetti (of WILD WILD PLANET), Jeffery Carter, Christian Colaizzo, Dontuan Immelbo, William Connolly, Ron Campbell, Deborah Doggette, Patrizia Salvati, Steven Smith, Enrique Duenas, Antonio Dominguez Lopez, Attilio Sepe, Bill Shute, David Goode, Mauro Visigalli, Michael Simmons, Gerard Dessere, and many more!!!

I also would like to thank Facebook buddies who happen to be celebs, Mark Forest, Steven Saylor and Sebastian Harrison, for joining the group. Would love to do an interview with you guys. Please?

And last but not least, all regular viewers of PEPLUM TV, certainly Wade Heaton (Togaman) and Mayson Buffington (PurpleTC), and Miklos Cassetti, whenever he's there, who make watching these films much more enjoyable.

This blog has been a lot of work but then I love the subject so, in the end, it doesn't feel like work. I hope I'll be able to keep doing this for a long time.


S.R.Orsulak said...

HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY !! Your hard work has really paid off, and is deeply appreciated by all of us PEPLUM lovers. I'm extra happy because I landed an excellent DVD of JULIUS CAESAR AGAINST THE PIRATES from RETROFLIX through excellent widescreen, color, soundtrack, seems as if was remastered.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Thanks, SR. It's been a lot of hard work but it's worth it.

I know the source of that Caesar vs Pirates film.The one I have is from the same source but not from the one you bought. I've been playing it on my PEPLUM TV channel for some time now. I'm thinking of selling many titles in my collection. Because they're in public domain, there's no copyright infringement.


Ron Campbell said...

Thank you for all your hard work.I always look forward to your postings.As to your comment "By the Gods" it reminds me of what a nice man Steve was.When he autographed a picture for me I requested that he add that line so he wrote "To Ron by the Gods" which makes this picture a special part of my collection.I wish you continued success.

JJ said...

Congratulations!. I'm a daily visitor.

Steven Lester said...

As am I. I've learn a lot from your daily efforts. Thank you.

Thierry Robin said...

Great blog.

Happy birthday.
A daily visitor, too.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Grats on your anniversary. This remains one of my favorite daily stops on the net.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Thanks everyone! Cool to see so many daily visitors.

Hi Thierry!

Jim said...

Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for the name check! I visit the site daily, it takes a lot of work for you to maintain it and you do an excellent job adding new material constantly.

Anonymous said...

Hi. It's Anonymous on my way through your wonderful blog month-by-month, appreciating all your hard work and learning so much about this genre from everything that you have shared beginning in 2010 ! I get a daily early morning buzz as I check out your blog before heading to the gym.