Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Musings! (07-06)

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


I recently uploaded GLADIATOR OF ROME (1962) starring Gordon Scott on Youtube last week and there were no restrictions or claims. Everything was fine. The movie was in good quality (below). My channel's subscribers were happy and then suddenly out of nowhere, a claim appeared several days after uploading it there. It was blocked worldwide.

The movie is available on another channel (which, in part, was involved in this) but it's not of great quality. I really don't know to do with the Fan Dubs I've created. I want people to enjoy them but there's currently no feasible outlet or platform that would support this.

The thing is, I've seen many channels, PEPLUM or not, that were closed permanently. I feel like Youtube is on its last leg. Everyone is going to TikTok. 


This amazing VHS cover from Argentina is for HERCULES (1958) and NOT the sequel, HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959) but all the images on the cover is the sequel, including the images on the back cover. I have to say that this one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time but it's still stuck in Cinematic Confusion.


Ludmilla Tcherina's dance number from SIGN OF THE PAGAN (1954)? It's one of those scenes that has been cut. Speculation for the reasons it was cut are numerous but oddly enou the BBC showed the uncut version, with dance scene intact, in May of 1976. So, someone out there must have seen it. 


The long delayed sequel to the 2000 hit, GLADIATOR, was sorta announced at one point but then nothing? Maybe too many people laughed at the idea? 


Can you identify the movie from this screenshot? Should be easy for PEPLUM fans.


PEPLUM TV library is coming soon. I've decided to dedicate a page to all the genre books I have in my library. Most books have been disappointing so the list will be anti-climatic. Keep an eye on future developments...


I'll be taking some extended time off in August. I know things are going good in regards to the blog's views and all but I need to work on multiple projects days on end and it's difficult to do this while doing the blog. I might post once a week or post whenever I can. Anyway, I have a month to think it over. Any suggestions would be helpful. Maybe hire someone to work on the blog? 


Future Musings:

- List of best costumes, for women and for men.

- List of PEPLUM books

- List of movies available in HD / Blu-ray

- PEPLUM Museum?


Anonymous said...

I know the dance was filmed for Sign of the Pagan but I really have my doubts that it was ever shown theatrically. Like The Black Shield of Falworth, Sign of the Pagan was filmed in both flat and scope versions. Perhaps it wasn't cut from some of the flat versions. I saw the movie theatrically about ten years ago
at the Cinematheque in Los Angeles and it was an original CinemaScope print. No dance. It remains a mystery.

PEPLUM TV said...

It is a mystery.