Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photo of the Day

Maciste (Kirk Morris) is summoned out of the rock by a High Priest (Nando Tamberlani) in MACISTE IN THE VALLEY OF THUNDERING ECHO (that's my title, the US title is a boring "Hercules of the Desert")

Probably the only PEPLUM showing Maciste as a supernatural entity that can be summoned from anywhere. In other films, Maciste just shows up to help people in need but here the High Priest makes an incantation after a quasi-Jesus like ritual asking for his help. I like this.

1 comment:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Now that is interesting. Maciste is one of my favorite Peplum characters and his ability to show up anywhere in any time is part of his appeal.