Saturday, February 16, 2013

Photo of the Day

Maciste (Kirk Morris) fights to the death with Goliath (Koloss) in MACISTE - AVENGER OF THE MAYAS

A new acquisition I just got today! Probably the rarest title of the PEPLUM genre, I've been trying to find this for MANY years and suddenly in one day, thanks to Eric and also thanks to another source (from Russia), it's suddenly easily available. This is one of the oddest films ever but before going with that this is considered to be the LAST "Musclemen" film of the PEPLUM explosion which started with HERCULES (1958). And man is it ever...hmm...bizarre (I'm trying to be kind). It's a combination of scenes taken from COLOSSUS OF THE STONE AGE (Fire Monster against the Son of Hercules) and the Kirk Morris film COLOSSUS AND THE HEADHUNTERS edited with maybe 30 minutes of new stuff. In the new scenes Kirk wears sorta the same loincloth/wrap and Demeter Bitenc (see below) is also in the new added scenes to match those from his role in HEADHUNTERS.

It's so rare that it has never been dubbed in English. It's fun to watch as a curio but it's quite a mess and poor. The main female character's name is ALOHA. I kid you not. My life is complete!

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