Monday, December 28, 2020

By the Gods!

Gloria Milland and Mimmo Palmara are the evil power couple in GOLIATH & THE REBEL SLAVE (1963)

So much alike that they both wear lotsa mascara. Seriously, Gloria's roles often flirted with villainy but in this one she's bad to the bone. Mimmo has always played bad guys.  I have so many different versions of this movie it's insane. The runtime listed at IMDb is 105 minutes. The Spanish, German, and French copies I have are all cut. Only the Sinister Cinema version is that long. Unfortunately, it's the only copy I have that's not in widescreen. Most copies have many scenes cut which makes for bizarre viewing once you know which scenes are missing. For example, the German copy is only 76 minutes long. That's a whopping 29 minutes cut from the original version. The genre had and has very little respect and this big differences in runtime between versions from different countries is an example of this. Hopefully it'll be shown somewhere uncut and in HD. Also known as ARROW OF THE AVENGER. 

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