Wednesday, January 28, 2015

By the Gods!

Nero (Vladimir Medar) compliments Poppaea (Moira Orfei) in FIRE OVER ROME

A lot of people don't like this film but I like it. People try to compare it with QUO VADIS which is silly. This is more an action film than the drama of the Hollywood production. 

There are a couple of liabilities but there are some good stuff too. The exterior sets are pretty amazing and the action surrounding the fire over Rome is vivid. The biggest liability is the film's main star, Lang Jeffries who, even though looks good in costume, has one expression throughout the film. The screenshot above is taken from the widescreen print and that also makes a huge difference from the usual muddy ugly version available out there.

1 comment:

orsh549 said...

I liked this little movie it's action packed and moves at a fast pace. I would love to have a widescreen version of it myself. The version I have seems to be missing scenes. Moira Orfei who played Poppaea seems to be used only as " Eye Candy" and that's why I believe the movie was edited down making it somewhat confusing.