Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By the Gods!

Hannibal (Victor Mature) consults his men in HANNIBAL

The men are Franco Silva, Mirko Ellis and Rik Battaglia. To say that this is a poorly directed film would be an understatement. It has excellent production values and an amazing cast but the direction (or lack of direction) is murky and sloppy. By the time Victor made this, he resigned himself in making these films. He's good but he's doing through the motions. The supporting cast is excellent but they have very little to do. Franco Silva appeared in several PEPLUM films prior to this one, including one of my favourites, QUEEN OF SHEBA. I have three copies from three different countries and not one version matches. To get THE definitive version of this movie seems unlikely.

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