Tuesday, July 13, 2021

By the Gods!

Harry Baird is placed on a plinth to be showcased for some mysterious woman in THOR AND THE AMAZON WOMEN (1963)

When you think of Thor does an image like this come to mind? It's a very peculiar movie in the PEPLUM genre, even more so as a Thor story. And there's a reason for this. It was first conceived as a Tarzan story but when the E. R. Burroughs estate threatened to sue the production, they changed everything while still maintaining the 'jungle adventure' aspects of the original story. Hence, a PEPLUM movie that's a hybrid of Sword and Sandal and Tarzan / Jungle Adventure. There is a direct connection between the two genres which I'll go over one day.

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