Monday, January 22, 2024


Galla Placidia (Daniela Rocca) and her maiden Sabina (José Greci) in REVENGE OF THE BARBARIANS (1960)

One of my favourite PEPLUM movies. The genre has many different type of movies and this one is a real find. It's so sardonic and funny but it's not a comedy. The relationship between Sabina and Galla Placidia is one of the best in the PEPLUM genre. It's a mix of sadistic, humorous and genuine care for each other. It's really unique. Is there something more between them? I don't think so but their onscreen time are fun to watch. Unfortunately, their relationship has no closure (which I believe is the point...). The film itself has some obvious short comings, like a interior set of an exterior setting of tents and tress that really look like a film studio but even with its budget shortcomings, I like this movie a lot. Great script and dialogue. My second favourite movie with the coolest character names, after SAPPHO - VENUS OF LESBOS.

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