Friday, October 14, 2016

By the Gods!

Reg Park, as Hercules, has thwarted a mutiny in HERCULES & THE CAPTIVE WOMEN

This location was used a couple of times in PEPLUM films, including JASON & THE ARGONAUTS. The way they used it in this film is quite spectacular. I already posted about it here at the blog. Park is fun as Hercules but Steve Reeves tops him by a mile. Park, big and impressive, ins't as agile and athletic as Reeves. I like this film. It's one of those I can watch over and over again.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

This is one of my all-time favorite Peplums. I think the production is spectacular, and Park is a very effective and sympathetic Hercules. True, he doesn't have the natural charisma of Reeves, but he took the role and made something of his own with it. The very imaginative fight between Hercules and Proteus is one of the highlights of mythological Peplum cinema to me.