Tuesday, August 22, 2017

By the Gods!

Obro (Gordon Mitchell) tries to save Elmos (Marietto) in GIANT OF METROPOLIS (1961)

A combo PEPLUM and Sci-fi genres. And it works. It's a dark, brooding movie with a cult status. Many comic book artists love this film because of the use of lighting and shadows, composition, etc, which resembles comic book art. This is definitely one of the better Mitchell films, who churned them out fast, of any genre (Spy, westerns, etc). At one point he was fed up with making films in Europe and left for good. His best films are, imo, the ones he made of the PEPLUM genre. I did a Fan Dub of this a couple of years ago and the results are great. Coming soon to PEPLUM TV (if everything works out with Youtube of course).

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

I've said it a few time before, but Mitchell is one of my top Peplum actors. He could play heroes and villains equally effectively. This film is a crazy masterpiece that took the Peplum genre in a refreshing new direction, and Mitchell is perfect for it. I wish I could find a restored, pristine version of the movie. Looking forward to your fan dub!