Thursday, February 16, 2017

By the Gods!

Steve Reeves prepares his men for battle in the climax of THE GIANT OF MARATHON (1959)

The ending to this film is one of the most complex ever filmed : fleet of real ships + models, big cast, practical effects, underwater sequences, stunts,  gore fx, etc. The editing could have been a bit tighter but overall the ending is quite an amazing thing to see. Steve Reeves was in good form here but he did look tired in some scenes. There was a reason for this : THE GIANT OF MARATHON was one of 5 films Steve shot in a row after the success of HERCULES (1958).

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Reeves´ physique stands out quite significantly compared to the rest of the gentlemen in this photo.