Thursday, April 27, 2023


Physician Resi (Ettore Manni) tries to find why Shila (Debra Paget) is ill while Kefren (Erno Crisa) watches on in CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER (1960)

This screenshot is from the HD copy from a streaming service in Italy. Aside from the German Blu-ray release of THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1961) starring Steve Reeves, this is the best HD copy of a PEPLUM movie I've ever seen. Crystal clear image. It looks like it was shot yesterday. Many people ask my why so few PEPLUM movies are not available in English in North America and I can only think of this print. No distributor has picked up this stunning print for a Blu-ray (yet). If this doesn't get release in the US with such a nice print, what are the chances that other titles will get a BD release? Same thing with the print of the German Blu-ray edition of THIEF OF BAGHDAD. It's still not released in the US. You'd think Kino Lorber would jump on these titles and release them but they're still only seen in Europe. It's not the lack of great prints that's keeping these titles from being released here. It's a sad situation for the genre.

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