Thursday, November 22, 2012

Photo of the Day

Sabrina Siani, lying on top of Pietro Torrisi, is about to get the point in GUNAN (or Invincible Barbarian)

I saw this film back in the 80s and I have a terrible Italian version of this in my collection. This scene is not that different than the dozens of other seen in PEPLUM films, like Mark Forest strapped to a slab with spears pocking through the ceiling in GOLIATH & THE SINS OF BABYLON. Italian Sword & Sorcery films of the 1980s were almost identical to the PEPLUM films made 20 something years during the PEPLUM explosion. They pretty much followed the same story-lines and concepts. The only big differences: nudity, ultra tiny budgets and sorta entertainingly trashy.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

I have a Swedish VHS english-dubbed edition called "Sword of the Barbarians". The very Frazetta-inspired video box cover has mammoths, giant snakes, horned helmets, huge axes, and various other stuff definitely not in the film.