Thursday, August 10, 2017

By the Gods!

Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is left for dead in CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982)

One of the movies that brought on a second wave of PEPLUM films in the 1980s. They were called Sword & Sorcery but no one calls them that today. It and its sequel inspired tons of low budget movies, made in  the US and in Italy, for more than a decade. Personally, I thought it was way too slow and uninvolving. Regardless, it made a star out of Ahnuld. A sequel to the two films, called THE LEGEND OF CONAN, has been in the works for decades. It's still listed at IMDb.


Scott Ochiltree said...

The second wave of Peplum films in the 1980s were on average quite inferior - at least in my view - to the original Peplum flicks of the late 50s and early 60s.

I have always had a strong preference for Ancient World and Arabian Nights type settings over wizards, etc.

Richard Svensson said...

This is actually one of my all-time favorite movies. I love the music, the design and the mood of it. I don't mind it being slow, or, as I prefer to say, "taking its time."