Tuesday, August 6, 2013

List of Top 10 Sword and Sandal Movies (sans Italian-made ones)

Someone on Youtube made a list of the best Hollywood-made Sword & Sandal films. They included LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. It's a great film but it's not a Sword & Sandal film even though it has obvious elements of the genre.

In their selection process, they wrote:

Criteria: skipping the traditional Italian Peplum movies that define the genre, and have instead picked Hollywood flicks that fit the category.

I wrote:

No HERCULES with Steve Reeves? Because it's Italian-made? Silly list. When Ridley Scott decided to do GLADIATOR they specifically said they wanted to make a "Steve Reeves kind of Gladiator film". So without HERCULES the Sword & Sandal genre wouldn't be the same including that no 1 film on this list.


Charles R. Rutledge said...

Bah, they should have gone with Conan the Barbarian and The 13th Warrior rather than Lawrence and Julius Caesar, says I.

orsh549 said...

LOA is a WW 1 movie and that is how I rate it in my War Movie collection. That person who did that list must have thought that any Epic is Sword and Sandal. The one and only list would include a lot of Italian Movies along with Hollywood movies. Did you or do you plan to release your own list?

PEPLUM TV said...

Not yet, orsh549. I did do a Worst list but it needs to be updated. I might do one soon.