Friday, September 13, 2013

Photo of the Day

Blind girl Nydia (Linda Purl) and Lydon (Duncan Regehr) are in love in THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII mini-series

Elaborate mini-series which doesn't hold up too well today mainly because of the sometimes painful dialogue and at 253 minutes the drama is pointlessly stretched out. It is a solid production with an incredible cast but it should be edited down to at least 2.5 hours to be more compelling.

Linda Purl, a child actress who was 19 when she made this, is still working regularly today. Duncan Regehr plays a gladiator and an impressive one at that but his look (wardrobe, hairstyle...) while fighting in the arena screams a very dated 1980s. The actor also played Zorro. Inevitably Duncan took beefcake photos while filming the mini-series some of which he apparently regrets taking which I'll post soon enough in the HEROES & BEEFCAKE page and also at PEPLUM X blog of course.

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