Monday, December 27, 2021

By the Gods!

Ali Baba (Bruno Piergentili) is tortured by blazing light in ALI BABA AND THE SEVEN SARACENS (1964)

Torture scenes are nothing new in PEPLUM movies. In fact, there are a couple of them in this movie, including a brutal one at the beginning. But this scene, and where the light comes from or what it does, is never explained. We have to assume it's some kind of power the villain, played by Gordon Mitchell, is able to wield but never uses in the movie except for this scenes. PEPLUM movies are sometimes odd. Bruno was credited as Dan Harrison for the US version. In the original, the character was Sinbad not Ali Baba. 


Anonymous said...

Off topic but I got and watched the new German Bluray of Sodom and Gomorrah today. It looks even better than it did theatrically. It's
Technicolor instead of the prone to fade Color by DeLuxe and the widescreen transfer is stunning. At last a beautiful copy of my favorite biblical film.

PEPLUM TV said...

Very good. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive.