Friday, March 14, 2014

Where to get PEPLUM films?

Many people ask me where I get my PEPLUM films. I have purchased most of my titles and I have nearly a thousand titles (which includes many different versions of the same titles) in my collection so the options are vast and wide and would take hours to showcase everything so here's a quick rundown of places you can purchase or download PEP films.

SINISTER CINEMA - They have a wide selection of titles on DVD but they're mostly taken from the SON OF HERCULES tv show or 16mm prints. Some titles are taken from European DVDs including GOLIATH AGAINST THE GIANTS.

SOMETHING WEIRD - Like Sinister Cinema, the quality of PEPLUM films is wildly uneven most of them bordering on poor than good. The prints also include massive watermark which is an eyesore. The one exception is A QUEEN FOR CAESAR which is in widescreen and in English. I made a Fan Dub of this film, uploaded to Youtube which is now all over the place. The Something Weird  looks suspiciously like it but I checked it and the audio is different in a few scenes so they didn't take it from my Fan Dub.


AMAZON (global) - As much as I hate AMAZON they are a great resource of PEPLUM titles from around the world. If you can view European DVDs on your computer buying them is a cinch. Unfortunately most of them do not have English tracks with the DVDs. But if you're a real PEPLUM fan it doesn't matter. : Germany : France : Spain : Italy : US (and Canada)


EZTAKES : you can download PEPLUM films directly to your computer from them, including select titles from distributors like SINISTER CINEMA. You need to register and download software which manages downloads. Quality varies.

I don't advocate illegal downloads on this blog. I've purchased the vast majority of my titles but sometimes a title is so rare that there's no other option. : this site has loads of PEPLUM titles but most of them are in Italian. There are a couple of films in English (El Cid below) but they are rare.

EU torrents : this site has loads of PEPLUM films to download but you need to upload as much as you download. I've only downloaded one film from it and they've technically banned me for not uploading a film there but I'm not returning there. You have to register to access files. : this French site is filled with PEPLUM titles but none of them are in English. If you haven't seen a film in a long time and it's only in French you could still check it out.

Cine Clasico Conecta : This Spanish-language site has many old PEPLUM films but in Spanish, sometimes on DVD with dual languages which includes English stuff. You need to register to access films.

VEEHD : This site has (or used to have) loads of films and many up loaders are fans of European cinema which at times includes PEPLUM films. You need to register to access films.

THE AVENGER (aka War of the Trojans)



Brrrodie the Westie said...

THANKS FOR THE OVERVIEW ... your experience reflects mine! I found some of the better Blu Ray players will play NTSC and PAL disks ... I think it saves them the expense of distributing two versions of the same model.

Brrrodie the Westie said...

I have found that has an enormous inventory and always comes up with new S&S widescreens each quarter. They are inexpensive and reliable.

Angeline B. Adams said...

Thanks a lot! :-)