Friday, March 18, 2016

By the Gods!

Ursus (Ed Fury) tries to help Doreide (María Luisa Merlo) in trying to know who kidnapped his bride in THE MIGHTY URSUS

Doreide is the most prominent lead character who happens to be blind in a PEPLUM film of the Golden Era. In fact, the entire story relies on her lack of eyesight : Doreide heard the men who kidnapped Ursus' bride and she, with the help of Ursus, go on a quest to find his bride and who kidnaped her. I posted a clip of this film yesterday. I really like the entire film and also Doreide, wonderfully played by Merlo.

That's it for this week's profile on blind characters in PEPLUM films.


Scott Ochiltree said...

Interesting comment.

Personally I find movies featuring blind people rather spooky. "Blindness" is like "cancer"- one of the most feared words in any language.

In "Game of Thrones" I hope Anya's reported blindness in forthcoming season six proves to be temporary.

Richard Svensson said...

In traditional stories as well as in pop culture blindness seems to always be a way to master other abilities, from the seeers of mythology to the blind swordmasters of Japanese cinema. And, of course, Marvel's Daredevil.