Tuesday, December 20, 2016

By the Gods!


From left to right : Pietro Ceccarelli, Mario Novelli, Nazzareno Zamperla, Pietro Torrisi, Jeff Cameron, Harold Bradley and Roger Browne.

The concept of disparate set of men ganging up together to overthrow the bad ruler was a very popular concept in the PEPLUM genre. HERCULES (1958) with Steve Reeves was the first one to start this, with Hercules and the Argonauts but the first with a story not set in mythology were GLADIATOR OF ROME and COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA (both films were released on the same date). By the time SEVEN REBEL GLADIATORS was made, there had been several films with the same idea. This is more comedy than anything. Lots of high speed action and a repetitive storyline.

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