Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Musings! (07-13)

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


With the recent death of Raffaella Carrà, her movies came into the spotlight again and one title that eluded me for a long time was ROSE ROSSE PER ANGELICA (1966) co-starring Jacques Perrin (above). There is a clip on Youtube but the movie itself was MIA. Anyway, it is available at the OK.RU but it has one of those atrocious Russian voiceovers talking in lieu of the characters being dubbed. I don't know why Russians do this. Raffaella is cute in it. 


Can you guess what PEPLUM movie this is just by this German poster? It's CORIOLANUS: HERO WITHOUT A COUNTRY (1964) starring Gordon Scott and directed by Giorgio Ferroni. The German title translates as THE BATTLE OF THE GLADIATORS. Oddly enough, the movie itself has zero gladiators in it. There are no scenes which takes place in the arena. This poster is very confusing. 


Can you identify the movie from this screenshot with the excellent matte painting?


No one identified the movie from last week's screenshot (below). It was from THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL (1958) starring, among others, Gianna Maria Canale. We see her back in the screenshot. Directly below it is her doing the whipping. I thought someone would have figured it out. It's a popular movie. 



I posted this at the PEPLUM CHANNEL Facebook account and the MACISTE Twitter account. So, I'm posting it here. Who wore it best? Alan Steel in SAMSON AND THE SLAVE QUEEN or Kirk Morris in SAMSON AND THE SEA BEASTS. 

IDEFIX Kids TV series

The popular cartoon dog from the classic ASTERIX AND OBELIX comics has an animated TV series. Cute. In French for now. 


The blog's stats have been very healthy the past week. In around 2000 views a day, with two days above 2K. 

Last week's Behind-the-Scenes photo of Tina Louise during the filming of SAPPHO - THE VENUS OF LESBOS got over 9600 impressions on the PEPLUM Twitter account. It's so random. It also shows how popular Tina Louise is.


Someone uploaded a rare PEPLUM movie, that was featured here in MUSINGS!, to Youtube. That's not the interesting aspect of this. The channel where it was uploaded was basically dormant for 10 years. Nearly all the few videos uploaded at that channel were uploaded in 2011. And now they uploaded this rare movie which has nothing to do with the other old uploads there. The whole thing is very odd. 


Speaking of odd things...one of the strangest things when doing these websites and social media accounts about PEPLUM movies is the hate directed at Gordon Scott. I posted a picture of Scott from KERIM - SON OF THE SHEIK (1963) at the PEPLUM CHANNEL Facebook account and some have tried to disparage his physique. Scott was literally at his fittest in that movie. His body was on point. But people keep mocking him. I've heard multiple nasty comments made about him elsewhere, for years. One was so bad that my mind went WTH?!?! Why is there so much ire directed at Gordon Scott? Can someone explain this to me. I mean, the man is dead and yet people still have burning hot hatred directed at him. It's so weird. 


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...

Alan Steel wears the leather vest better. He has more cleavage than Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.

Is the mystery shot from YOR?

PEPLUM TV said...


It's not YOR but it's the same era.

Anonymous said...

IronMaster Maybe 80'film ?

PEPLUM TV said...

Yes, it's IRONMASTER (1983)