Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Photo of the Day

The dragon from SIGFRIDO (1958)

Created by Carlo Rambaldi. A very unique film from the PEPLUM genre. Most people these days would dismiss it as outdated. It's an eccentric film which is part of its charm. 


Anonymous said...

Thanks.That was Carlo Rambaldi's
first special effects work
when he entered the movie buisness
in 1956.The dragon model was 46 feet long.
You can see a short clip of the dragon on youtube.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Charm is exactly what it has. I love Rambaldi's monsters. The clip K.C. recommended is very good for anyone who wants to see the dragon in action.

Anonymous said...

If you dont mind me suggesting.
It would be interesting if you did a screen grab of Fafnir the dragon in motion from fritz Lang's 1924 version of DIE NIBELUNGEN.
there were at least 8 men inside of that one to make it work.

Anonymous said...

Another great dragon from 1956,
was the flying 3-headed dragon
in the movie Ilya Muromets
(released in USA in 1959 as The Sword and the Dragon)
It was directed by Alexandr Ptushko.
Who had also directed
Sadko aka The Magic Voyage of Sinbad,as well as Sampo
released in the USA as
The Day the Earth Froze.
Those are terrific films.
Two of which are available under their original Russian titles on dvd.and well worth watching.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to add one more thing to here.
The original stop-motion animated
puppet that was created and animated by Jim Danforth for the additional scenes of GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON.If you google the words
"Danforth goliath dragon" in google images,you can see several
photogrpahs of the original stop-motion anaimation dragon model at
It was up for auction in 2012Danforth had gifted it to Forrest J. Ackerman
and it was on display at the Ackermansion for many years.
it measures 24"x14"x8".
Maybe you can scan those photographs of the model before they are removed from on-line eventually.
Kenton C.