Thursday, January 19, 2023


Gianna Maria Canale and Massimo Girotti, as Spartacus, in SPARTACUS - SINS OF ROME (1953)

This epic movie, directed by Riccardo Freda, is in Black & White. Remarkably enough, most PEPLUM movies were shot in colour than in B&W. This photo, with colour added, shows how the movie might have looked like in colour. Colourization of old B&W movies are more often terrible than good with the exception of the one they did for THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1935) which is actually pretty nice. I'd be curious to see a colourized version of SINS OF ROME but I personally love the B&W. It makes it look grittier. 


Anonymous said...

On those few B&W films:

PEPLUM TV said...

Thanks for linking to my article. Compared to PEPLUM movies in colour, the number of B&W movies is not many.