Friday, January 11, 2019

By the Gods!

Samson Burke (as Ursus) and Wandisa Guida rule over the kingdom in VENGEANCE OF URSUS (1961)

Typical happy ending seen in PEPLUM films. Samson looks bored but Wandisa radiates. I made the one and only Fan Dub of this and it's everywhere on Youtube. The main observation taken from viewers was "When I saw VENGEANCE OF URSUS for the first time it looked terrible and I thought this movie was awful but this brand new copy makes it look so much better. It's actually a good film". The difference a nice copy in English makes to a maligned movie. That's the PEPLUM genre in a nutshell.


Brrrodie the Westie said...

Samson Burke always had a blank look on his face, in every movie ... but VENGEANCE was his best and biggest role IMO. Wandisa brightens every scene, she's a very talented actress (and still with us)

PEPLUM TV said...

Yes, it's definitely Samson's best film. And I agree that Wandisa brightens every scene and is very talented.