Monday, May 18, 2020

BY THE GODS!: THE REVOLT OF THE SLAVES (1960) Blu-ray review

Quick overview of the Blu-ray release



Anonymous said...

I read your review and it actually was given a legit DVD release by MGM Made on Demand. You are rather harsh in your criticism of the quality. How often have we been given a decent release of an Italian Sword and Sandal film in the U.S. on DVD let alone Blu-ray? I was greatly impressed by both the image clarity and color.

PEPLUM TV said...

You must have misread the review because I like it.

“As for the image and sound quality: it’s very good but both could have been better. The image is spectacular, showcasing the excellent camerawork by cinematographer Cecilio Paniagua but the grain is everywhere, and white dots and scratches are visible throughout.”

I wrote that the image is spectacular. It's just not spotless. It still has a lot of scratches and dust particles.

“Overall I’m pleased with it and I’ve already watched it three times.”

My point is that it just could have been a better. And the BR has no extras. They could have added the original Italian track. It’s good but not as good as the recent THIEF OF BAGHDAD BR.

The review wasn't 'harsh' Geez.