Friday, December 17, 2021

Musings! (Dec 17)

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


The issue with the German Blu-ray release of SWORD OF THE CONQUEROR, previously mentioned in the last MUSINGS! doesn't seem to have prompted any recall. I didn't notice any issues and I've asked some who bought it if there was any issues with their BD and they said no. It seems the issue might be with the players and not the BD itself.




Photos of Liana Orfei identified as Bella Cortez on eBay. Both Bella and Liana starred in THE TARTARS (1960) but these photos are not Bella.


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I bought the Blu-ray of THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965) and that I would write more about it. Well, the Blu-ray doesn't work. The movie plays halfway and then stops. So...that's it for that movie. Unless there's a place to download the HD version of it, that it. I'm not spending any additional money on this title. Disappointing. 


I just got this Blu-ray of SINS OF POMPEII in the mail. I haven't had time to check it yet. Hopefully it will work. More on this release in the near future.



I vaguely remember these CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) toys. They're so cute. 





Can you identify this movie from this screenshot? Should be easy!

Identified: the movie has already been identified as THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960). Good job.

No one identified the movie in the last MUSINGS!. It was from THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (1952).


Spanish DVD edition of HELEN OF TROY (1956). Beautiful cover.



The new German Blu-ray release of SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1962) shows as out of stock at but it's actually in stock. It only shows this only to buyers who live outside of Germany. Since I'm in Canada, I wasn't able to buy it. Fortunately, I know someone who lives in Germany and they were able to purchase it for me. If it works without any issues (haha!), I should have a review or an overview of it soon.


The stats at Facebook have been good. I don't know why but that's the healthiest it's ever been.


Coming soon:

Edmund Purdom: nasty obituary and that book on his life!


Anonymous said...

There is also a large Kraken toy in this set. I had them all back in the day.

I did have problems with my Sword of the Conqueror Blu-ray and it was the same problem on two different players.

Is the mystery shot from Shame of the Sabine Women?

Anonymous said...


PEPLUM TV said...

Yes, the screenshot is from THE LOVES OF HERCULES. Good job.

I remember the Kraken. I have to look it up.