Thursday, November 9, 2023


Lisa Gastoni, as Messalina, torments Marilù Tolo in THE LAST GLADIATOR (1964) 

This is, by far, the best performance of Lisa Gastoni in a PEPLUM movie. She's always good but this one is brilliant. The way she goes after poor slave girl Tolo is entertaining. Her interpretation of Messalina is great! Marilù looks great as a blonde but I have to say I prefer her with darker hair. One of the best late era PEPLUM movies. Well worth watching. 


Dr. Jerrold Coe said...

I can't remember ever watching this one, thanks for the title. Where else on the web can you find thoughtful recs for late era peplum?

PEPLUM TV said...

Well, this blog! lol

There are mainly Facebook accounts. There aren't that many blogs.

Anyway, just to make sure this movie is also known as MESSALINA AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES which is a silly title.

Dr. Jerrold Coe said...

Ha, that was a rhetorical question, sorry! And yeah, that aka is silly.