Monday, February 15, 2021

By the Gods!

Kin Khan (Nadir Moretti) gets crushed to death by Hercules (Mark Forest) in HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS (1963)

One of my major complaints about the PEPLUM genre of the Golden Era is how some action scenes are too brief. This scene for example could have lasted a bit longer. Nadir's character is so relentlessly mean  and badass that I wanted his last days on earth to be more torturous than it is in the movie. Mind you, it's still good scene, and Hercules crushing Kin Khan to death is pretty harsh but I would have loved more interaction between these two men. In comparison, today's actions scenes often are over-extended to the point of being ridiculous. Love this film. I go a new HD print of this. 

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