Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Different titles : THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII

Here are the titles of different versions of THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1959), the epic directed by Mario Bonnard and Sergio Leone, starring Steve Reeves along with an international cast. It's interesting to see how different the opening credits are even though it's the same film. The Italian one is, of course, the source and it looks quite colourful. The French, German and Spanish ones are not as impressive. The most difficult one to obtain, the original English credits, is surprisingly moody and, compared to the Italian version, dark. I love both the Italian and English versions.

I uploaded the entire film at PEPLUM TV, plus a highlight from it.






1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

They're pretty consistent, good list!

But just to add to the confusion, ANNO 79: LA DISTRUZIONE DI ERCOLANO, or in English THE DESTRUCTION OF HERCULANEUM or just 79 A.D., in German is named DIE LETZTEN STUNDEN VON POMPEII, or THE LAST HOURS OF POMPEII.

Stuff like this makes me pull my hair out in trying to keep my spreadsheet accurate ... it becomes an issue when acquiring quality widescreens from Europe