Monday, August 12, 2019

PEPLUM Movie Poster


This is the poster for the 1978 re-release. Very nice.


Richard Svensson said...

Just watched this again the other night. Endlessly entertaining, and it's usually regarded as Harryhausen's best, though some plot threads are left hanging. The cast is stellar, though, as are the special effects. Curiously enough, its weakest point may be its leading man, the slightly awkward Todd Armstrong, who, according to all accounts, didn't really enjoy making the film.

TC said...

Gary Raymond, who plays the villain Acastus, later co-starred in the TV action series The Rat Patrol (1966-68) as a good guy British Army sergeant.

Honor Blackman (Hera) is probably best known as a Bond Girl in Goldfinger. She also co-starred with Patrick MacNee in The Avengers (I mean the British TV adventure show about MI5-type agents) in the early 1960s.

Patrick Troughton (Phineus) is probably best known for playing the second Doctor Who in the late 1960s.

Empire magazine named Talos as the second greatest movie monster (after the original King Kong).

Talos and Majin (from the Japanese kaiju movie Majin, Monster of Terror, and its sequel, Return of Giant Majin) scared the living daylights out of me when I was nine. For years, I occasionally had nightmares about giant warrior statues coming to life. I was a wimpy kid.