Tuesday, October 2, 2018

By the Gods!

Alberto Lupo (in green) participates in a torture scene in THE MINOTAUR (1960)

I'm always amazed by the number of torture scenes in PEPLUM films. It's one of many 'questionable' elements that the genre got away with. I've already written about it in the REAL PEPLUM X article on the left hand menu but scenes like this one wouldn't make it in 'family' films of today. I guess people generally didn't take these movies seriously and violent moments were overlooked since they took place in some mythological setting or something like that.

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