Wednesday, October 12, 2016

By the Gods!

Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Stewart Granger and Rossana Podestà confronted Stanley Baker in SODOM & GOMORRAH

Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Well, at first it's easy to know but director Robert Aldrich tried to show that almost everyone had some bad in a not so successful way. It's a film that pleased few : religious folks avoided it and fans of lurid action were disappointed by it. It wasn't salacious enough. I'm not much of a fan of it BUT I do love watching it because of the fact that a BIG chunk of regular actors of the PEPLUM genre worked in it. Since I'm a big fan of the genre, it's fun to watch the mostly sexy cast of Italian or European actors play part of the convoluted cast of characters.


orsh549 said...

I like this movie despite all it's misgivings. The production was very good, and like you stated lots of stars from the genre. Lots of cheese cake and the ending with the destruction of Sodom was pretty good. I liked Stanley Baker as the villan. He fit the role perfectly. Amazon Prime recently surprised me with APRODITE GODDESS OF LOVE in a beautiful print totally remastered. The movie was in Italian with English subtitles. The subtitles were a little confusing and in some scenes didn't make sense. This was the first time in many years that I saw the original version.

Richard Svensson said...

It is a film with many merits, but as a whole it doesn't really come together for me. If nothing else this film did good simply because the scenes of destruction at the end were re-used as stock footage in movies that were a lot more fun.