Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mars (Roger Browne) visits Vulcan (Iloosh Khoshabe) at work in VULCAN - SON OF JUPITER (1962)

The portrayal of Mars in this movie is not very flattering. One would think of Mars of being quite the warrior and having some nobility but in this movie, he's shown as a feckless playboy. It's a fun portrayal as most of the gods in this movie are shown in the same bad light. The two men would fight soon after as Mars keeps insulting Vulcan. Oddly enough, Roger would redeem the character as he played the same character in MARS - GOD OF WAR (1962). Browne is the only actor who played Mars twice in cinematic history. Another interesting tidbit about this: VULCAN - SON OF JUPITER was released on March 17 and MARS - GOD OF WAR was released on March 24 in Italy. Roger is still alive.


Anonymous said...

For more on Mars (Ares) here are some posts at this site from way back in 2011(!) in the Greek God of the Month series.

Also, check out this interesting video on Youtube.
Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War (2019)

Anonymous said...

A fun movie with one of my favorite Peplum soundtracks. Tubi has the movie presently in pan-scan, but a better version is out there in letterboxed 4.3