Monday, August 24, 2020

By the Gods!

Pietro Torrisi and Hal Yamanouchi in BARBARIAN MASTER (aka The Sword of the Barbarian; Sangraal; 1982)

One of a handful of PEPLUM movies Pietro made in the 1980s during the Sword & Sorcery trend. Torrisi starred in PEPLUM movies 20 prior to this in such films as THE TEN GLADIATORS (1963). His career was resurrected decades later and made this 2nd PEPLUM explosion worth checking out, for fans of the Golden Era but also for fans of bodybuilding. He was in his early 40s, and thanks to his barely there costume, one could see he was still in pretty good shape. Hal Yamanouchi started his career in Italian exploitation movies in the 1970s and he's still pretty much working these days. Funny how things work out. I like all of Torrisi's 80s output. They're not great art but they're fun to watch. 

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