Tuesday, March 2, 2021


Searching far and wide for all things PEPLUM! Luciano Marin and Steve Reeves in GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS (1959)


In France, Canal+ has streaming services and one category is PEPLUM movies. It sorta looks like my Youtube channel. This is how a genuine PEPLUM TV would look like. The funny part is the categories. Below: they put HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN or GOLIATH AND THE DRAGON under History.

PEPLUM Podcast?

There so many things lacking in the PEPLUM community. It's not because of a lack interest. The interest is there: views at the blogs, Facebook/Twitter accounts, Youtube channels, etc, are all healthy. One of those things I wish would exist are podcasts on the PEPLUM genre. Podcasts are all the rage right now. Almost every independent journalist has a podcast today. It's one of the best way to monetize your work. I think I would like to participate in one but being all by lonesome self, I don't think my solo podcasts would be interesting. A good podcast needs at least two people having a conversation. 

New official merchandise! 

I'll be adding new merchandise at least once a month. 

Cinematic Confusion

A special 'Double-Feature': the cassette on the left is for HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961), which was also released as HERCULES IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, starring Reg Park. But the image is from HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN (1961) also starring Reg Park. 

And the tape on the right is for HERCULES AND THE MASKED RIDER (1963) starring Alan Steel. The fellow on the cover is Steve Reeves from HERCULES (1958). Nice cover art, wrong film.

Have you seen this?

MACISTE ET LES GLOUTONNES (1975). Directed by Jess Franco, this movie is also known under many other titles including LES EXPLOITS EROTIQUES DE MACISTE DANS L'ATLANTIDE. Franco made another 'Maciste' movie, also known as YUKA (1974). That one is different with even more confusing titles. I could have used this as a Cinematic Confusion. It's basically a soft porn movie set in jungle/forest with a man named Maciste, played by Wal Davis. This title translates as MACISTE AND THE GLUTTONOUS or FEMALE GLUTTONS. 

Movies I watched:


It's okay but it's very repetitive. The character of the father is such a miserable character that he almost ruins the movie.

SAMSON AND THE SLAVE QUEEN (1963 - Zorro control Maciste)

I completed a Fan Dub of this. The hardest one I've ever made. The original English audio was in a terrible state and I did what I could with it. It's pretty amazing that I completed it. Now where to show it? Not on Youtube that's for sure. I watched it to make sure there weren't any major mistakes. A fun movie directed by Umberto Lenzi.


I'm thinking of doing a Fan Dub of this film. Not decent English print yet. It's good but at 80 minutes or so, it feels very short.

I don't watch just PEPLUM movies. I watched other movies.

FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET by Dario Argento and THE LOOTERS (1967) with Frederick Stafford. 


Last week's 'Identify the Movie' was finally solved by Orsh549. It was GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON (1963) starring Mark Forest, and Mimmo Palmara and Livio Lorenzon as good guys.

Future Musings:

- A PEPLUM TV forum?

- List of PEPLUM books

- List of movies available in HD / Blu-ray

- PEPLUM Museum?

- A new Twitter account for actrices of PEPLUM movies?

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