Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Musings! (05-18)

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


With summer quickly approaching, things should take a few turns here. Many projects which I've set aside for months should take shape during the next 3 or 4 months (if everything goes according to plan...)

Cinematic Confusion

The artwork is confusing: Yes, Jayne Mansfield is blonde but in the movie she has dark hair. And Hercules, played by Mickey Hargitay, is not has dark haired and has no beard. They also don't wear any clothes which resemble the artwork. I always wonder how they always come up with this kind of conflicting/confusing art?

Identify the movie!

Can you identify this movie and the 3 mains stars in this screenshot? Without searching IMDb or the internet, of course.

Have you seen?

This BARABBAS (2012) mini-series starring Billy Zane. I saw clips of this movie and it sorta looks okay but it's nearly 3 hours long. Yeesh.

Movies I watched


Very good PEPLUM, a classic. Some scenes still hit hard. I purchased the Blu-ray because my copy was fairly plain, in terms of resolution and quality. 


Of course, I watched this rare movie more than once. The only thing missing are English subtitles. I highly doubt the English dub will ever surface. 


The bootleg copy I recently got is incomplete and in poor quality but even so I watched it twice.


A recent acquisition. I watched it last night. Very entertaining.

Recent Acquisitions

I got this DUEL ON THE MISSISSIPPI (1955) Blu-ray from Germany. Some say it's not a PEPLUM and one could argue that they're right but sword fights don't belong in Westerns and this movie has 3 good sword fights. Starring Lex Barker and Patricia Medina. Original English track included. 


I purchased this MACISTE IN KING SOLOMON'S MINE (1964) DVD from Germany as well. It's a standard DVD. The cover is odd / interesting. I'll give a quick overview of it once I get it. No English track though even if Amazon says there is one.


As I already mentioned before, I wanted to create a Youtube channel with short clips from PEPLUM movies. TikTok now has taken off and Youtube has introduced a new feature called Youtube Shorts, hoping to compete with the wildly successful TikTok. Funny how things work out in the end. This feature is only available in a few countries, not mine, so I won't be able to do these yet but once it'll become available I should create these clips and it should be fun.


Future Musings:

- List of PEPLUM books

- List of movies available in HD / Blu-ray

- PEPLUM Museum?


orsh549 said...

Yes I have this mini-series and it's all right. There is good location settings. Billy Zane does a good acting job. I still like A. Quinn version a lot better.

Henry Plantagenet said...

"Identify the movie" - Wait... isn't this Last days of Pompei?

PEPLUM TV said...

Thanks, Orsh. For me the issue is the length.

Henry, lol! It could be but no that's not the movie.

orsh549 said...

Here's wild guess GOLD FOR THE CAESARS

PEPLUM TV said...

Orsh...the movie is set in contemporary times...but with PEPLUM actors

Iván said...

Mylène, Jacques Sernas & Vittorio de Sica in "Un amore a Roma".

PEPLUM TV said...

Ivan got it!