Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PEPLUM Recycling

These fotobustas for MACISTE - GLADIATOR OF SPARTA take the customary PEPLUM recycling to an all new level: potential audiences are already treated with recycled scenes from different films even before seeing the actual film! The background shots behind an unrecycled Mark are from CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (top) and from THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.

1 comment:

orsh549 said...

This is another reason why the genre died out by mid 60's. The over use of stock footage became very laughable and disgusting. The exceptions were Steve Reeves movies and some better funded PEPs. The early era of PEPs were well done movies that made the most of their limited budgets. This is my opinion, but I think most people will agree with me.