Thursday, October 25, 2012

Photo of the Day

Billis (Delia D'Alberti) is to be sacrificed by the Moon Men in order to revive Queen Selene in HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN

Great spooky cinematography which takes place inside the Mountain of Death. Delia also appears as the dormant Queen Selene. I really love the green tint during the climax. When I saw this film for the first time in the 4:3 crappy public domain print, the tint didn't work at all and thought everything looked cheap but in the widescreen edition available on DVD, the camerawork really shines and it suddenly didn't look cheap anymore. This scene was inspired by BLACK SUNDAY, horror film directed by Mario Bava, which was in black & white, but the green tint is much more effective here. But this being a kids film, is not as gruesome as the Bava film.

This is a mini HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN day at the blog, suggested by Cait who's taking a course in Italian cinema at the University of Illinois. They're focusing on PEPLUM films this semester. Cait wrote that they showed MOON MEN in class and have been discussing it. Make sure to check out BLACK SUNDAY as a reference to this film.

1 comment:

Patrick Walker said...

I think the green tint is from the evil influence of Uranus ;)