Thursday, December 12, 2013

Photo of the Day

Caligula, played by Vladimir Brajovic, center, is about to show his little 'friend' to the couple in CALIGULA AND MESSALINA

This is a super sleazy flick. Trying to compete with Bob Guccione's CALIGULA this Italian production actually surpasses the more famous one in many regards but in the end it's just awful. As a PEPLUM fan I watch everything and it is interesting to watch these x-rated films from the 1970s and 80s and wonder if these films were simply the raunchy manifestations of what the folks who made the PEPLUM films of the 50s/60s thought of but couldn't do back then. This film includes footage from old PEPLUM films like GOLIATH AGAINST THE GIANTS and COLOSSUS OF RHODES. Some of the voice actors used for the English dub are the same actors as the ones used for classic PEPLUM productions.

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