Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo of the Day

Dardanius (Richard Egan) ravishes Lucia (Debra Paget) in DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS

I never quite understood this scene. It's just probably the way it's directed. They couldn't show her getting raped so they played it this way: it's as if she dies but as the film goes one we realize she's not really dead but is in shock. 

Richard Egan makes a convincing brute/gladiator. Debra's role is not really fleshed out as a full character. Even with its faults I still prefer DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS over THE ROBE. It has a more PEPLUM feel to it than the first film. 

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