Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photo of the Day

Amalchi (Guy Madison) gets the point from Alboin (Jack Palance) who's going to get the point from Rosmunda (Eleonora Rossi Drago) in SWORD OF THE CONQUEROR

The second to last film directed by Carlo Campogalliani, having directed THE MIGHTY URSUS before this film and THE AVENGER OF VENICE before retiring. He was in his 70s when he made these films and started his career during the silents. Unlike URSUS, which is filled with unforgettable moments, this film is almost forgettable. Nothing much distinguishes it from other films not even the overacting by Palance which he does in his other roles ;-)  . The silly poster art (see below) tries to sell it as GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS but it's not that kind of film. There are some action scenes but it's feel more like a melodrama than anything else. It's not bad by any means and the widescreen version is beautiful but the lack of stand-out moments don't help it much. This has consistently been one of the least popular films I played on PEPLUM TV. The film is NOT in the public domain and it plays regularly on the MGM channel. Does anyone have the MGM channel?

1 comment:

orsh549 said...

I haven't seen this movie in ages, and I don't have MGM channel. I get over 300, and I would gladly get rid of some of them for this channel.